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Cover Blurb for 1999 Edition
by Robert J. Sawyer
Nebula Award-winning author of The Terminal Experiment
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"Robert J. Sawyer is fast becoming one of the most important names in science fiction."
Rocky Mountain News
Robert J. Sawyer's award-winning science fiction has garnered both popular
and critical acclaim. The New York Times called
Factoring Humanity "filled to bursting with
ideas, characters, and incidents," while
The Gainesville Sun said, "Sawyer is a brilliant stylist who depicts
daily life events with a shattered worldview."
Sawyer now brings us FlashForward, the story
of a world-shattering discovery at the CERN research facility in Switzerland.
The research team of Lloyd Simcoe and Theo Procopides is using the particle
accelerator at CERN in pursuit of the elusive Higgs Boson, a theoretical
subatomic particle. But their experiment goes incredibly awry, and, for a
few moments, the consciousness of the entire human race is thrown ahead by
about twenty years.
While humanity must deal immediately with the destructive aftermath of the
experiment thousands were injured and killed as every single person's body
was left unconscious in the here-and-now the greater implications take
longer to surface. People who had no vision of the future seek to learn how
they will died, while others seek out future lovers.
Lloyd must deal with the guilt of accidentally causing the death of his
fiancée's child, while Theo gets caught up in the search for his
own murderer. As the implications truly hit home, the pressure to repeat
the experiment builds. Everyone wants a glimpse of the future, a chance
to flashforward to see their successes . . . or learn how to avoid their
Robert J. Sawyer lives in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.
[Or at least he did in 1999; he now lives in Mississauga]
Nominee, 1998 Hugo Award for Best Novel
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know he's interesting and thought-provoking." Analog
"A finely crafted novel with a riveting plot and complex characters
that one can care about deeply." Calgary Herald
"In the last few years, Canadian science fiction has undergone an
unprecedented boom. Native Canadians are turning out solid SF, and of
these the foremost is undoubtedly Robert J. Sawyer."
The Toronto Star
"The science here, both in theory and realization, is more than competent,
as is Sawyer's drawing of the internal lives of his characters."
San Diego Union-Tribune
"A serious-minded SF novel featuring people caught in a genuine
Science Fiction Chronicle
Jacket design by Drive Communications, New York.
Author photo by Carolyn Clink
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Distributed in Canada by
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