Steve learns of the existence of a second cyborg despite Oscar and Rudy's best attempts to keep the information from him. He is further disturbed to see that Oscar is intent on making this second bionic project work even though there are clear signs that Barney Miller (Monte Markham), the race car driver horribly injured in an accident, is not handling being bionic as well as Steve has managed to. When Barney decides that he will make sure he is a unique being even if it means killing Rudy, it's up to Steve to stop him. Joining John and Paul is award winning science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer. Comment on the episode here or write firstname.lastname@example.org or better still use the "Send Voicemail" tab on the left of the page to leave a message via your computer. Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.
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Robert J. Sawyer has won the Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell Memorial, Aurora, Hal Clement, and Audie Awards, all for best novel of the year, as well as the top SF awards in Japan, China, France, and Spain. According to the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards, he is the #1 all-time worldwide leader in number of award wins as a science fiction or fantasy novelist. His 21st novel, Triggers, a 2012 title from Penguin Canada, was a Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and Locus bestseller, and he’s hit #1 on the Amazon.com Technothrillers bestsellers list. Rob’s previous novels are all in print, including The Terminal Experiment; Calculating God; Hominids; Mindscan; Rollback; FlashForward (basis for the ABC TV series); and the WWW trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder (each of which separately won the Aurora Award for Best Novel of the Year). His website is at sfwriter.com.