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Slowly, as recovery efforts continue, people realize that during the Flashforward (as it comes to be called) they experienced a vision of the future. The range of visions is astounding--those who would be asleep in the future saw psychedelic dream landscapes, while others saw nothing at all (presumably they'd be dead). But those who saw everyday life 20 years hence have to come to grips with evidence of dreams forsaken (or realized). Soon, the physicists who caused the Flashforward are struggling to help the world decide whether the future is changeable--and whether the experiment is worth repeating. Robert J. Sawyer has captured a truly compelling idea with Flashforward, and he fully explores what such an event might mean to humanity. Fans will find this to be his best work to date, although the ending seems rushed after a detailed buildup. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The concept is one we've probably all thought of, and it's great that this book was written. Other than that, however, it was just another book. Read morePublished on May 3 2013 by Torstang
My wife and I really got into the ABC TV series based upon this book, but it kind of leaves you hanging because it was cancelled after the first season. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2013 by Trevor Howell
I was looking for closure after the anticlimactic TV series and at least found some in the book.
Unfortunately, the author seemed more interested in selling Canada as opposed... Read more
The concept of seeing a small glimpse of the future and all the complications such foresight would entail is developed into a strong sci-fi novel here. Read morePublished on Oct. 12 2010 by Rodge
I watched the handfull of episodes of the TV series and I liked the premises for the plot; then I checked for the book. What a difference ! Read morePublished on Dec 31 2009 by ada
I purchased this solely because of the details on the book cover. I didn't know that it was going to be a new tv series this fall. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2009 by Sheila J. Croome
The main character had 2 main turning points in his life. One was done in summary. The last one -- the big one -- took place "on screen" but the author *would not tell... Read morePublished on June 22 2004
I was writing my review for this book and realized, after writing it, that my initial review and grade was too high. Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by Trebuchet
Classic science fiction. "What if" one thing were different -- how would that change everything else? A very interesting book, well written. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2003 by Mona Albano