Identity Theft

  • Read by: Anthony Heald
  • Runtime: 2.4 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 1.1.2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio
  • Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
  • 2.40 hrs1/1/2010Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4551-9598-5
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A Nebula Award Finalist

A 2006 Hugo Award Nominee

Identity Theft is a hard-boiled detective novella set on Mars, written by the man Anne McCaffrey calls “an absolutely marvelous writer.”

Cassandra and Joshua Wilkins are fossil hunters who have both recently transferred their minds into artificial bodies, but now Joshua has mysteriously disappeared. Cassandra must hire Alex Lomax, the only private detective on the Red Planet, to locate Joshua before sinister forces get to him.

The novella Identity Theft is a nominee for both the Nebula Award and Hugo Award and has been optioned for film.

Editorial Reviews

“The best science fiction writer out there.”

Rocky Mountain News

“Sawyer forces his readers to think while holding their attention with ingenious premises and superlative craftsmanship.”


“Sawyer has a way of taking familiar ideas, looking at them from new angles and in greater depth than almost anybody before him, and tying them together to create extraordinarily fresh and thought-provoking stories.”


“A great story…[Heald] reads with energy and verve, great characterization and accents as needed.”

“A sense of wonder that hasn’t prevailed in American SF since the days of Heinlein.”

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“Identity Theft is on the Hugo ballot, and it is easy to see why…The conclusion is non-stop action—literally slam-bang. Highly recommended.”

Ann Cecil, Sigma (newsletter of Parsec, the Pittsburgh SF Society)

Author Biography

Robert J. Sawyer has written short fiction published in numerous magazines and anthologies and has published eighteen novels. He has won forty-one national and international awards for his fiction, most prominently the 1995 Nebula Award, the 2003 Hugo Award, and the 2006 John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

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Reader Biography

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.

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