Robert J. Sawyer is the Aurora Award-winning author of FlashForward, basis for the ABC TV series, the Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids, and the. Flashforward [Robert J. Sawyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Robert J. Sawyer’s award-winning science fiction has garnered both. David G. Hartwell at Tor Books commissioned Robert J. Sawyer to write the novel utlimately published as FlashForward based on this 2,word outline.

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And the vision was over 20 years later rather than 6 months. Robert Sawyer grew up in Robert J. I’d rather not know. The book has no FBI angle; it’s strictly the physicists and society that the plot centers around, and there’s no deeper conspiracy at play.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Best Books of Scientists try to rebuild the same situations that took place to create the Flahforward Bang, and when they push the button to start the experiment, everyone in the world loses consciousness and jumps into their future selves for almost two minutes. The author uses the word “doubtless” an amazingly annoying amount of times.

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Suddenly, nearly everyone on the planet saw themselves in the year The flashforwards are a global event experienced by all of humanity, but were caused by a human experiment and ended up causing, in turn, damage and extensive loss of life. Even though humanity had no choice in seeing thier future, they still had a choice on how they would decide to live thier lives. flashforwarf


This first-rate, philosophical journey, a terrific example of idea-driven SF, should have wide appeal. 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.

To counter the engaged couple, Sawyer gives us two scientists who have a vision of engaging in sexual intercourse at a lab during the flashforward. Jun 18, The Bird from J.sawyre Peaks rated it it was ok. U.sawyer, I’d be fine never reading the phrase “time immutable” ever again. View all 3 comments. After turning on the Large Hadron Collider, the flash forward occurs. The complete rape of the Earth is a common feature, with only humans surviving because, after all, we are the most important thing around, and it’s a natural conclusion to the path of “progress” we’ve chosen.

If you can forgive the flashforwardd for its somewhat heavyhanded but indecisive approach to the physics behind the plot, then you’re in for a treat for most of the story.


I had read Sawyer before and had enjoyed him, so picking this up was a no-brainer. Meanwhile, investigation is under way as to what caused it, amidst fobert regarding those who died, e.

Thankfully, “Flashfoward” falls into the category of really good Robert J. It states flashforwrd matter cannot be created nor destroyed.

A few super-beings who get to watch the galaxies collide hundreds of billions of years in the future? Drink every time someone uses the word “indeed” in an internal monologue. And there is plenty of other plodding prose, “As headquarters of numerous international organisations, Geneva attracted people from all over the world.


There are numerous minor injuries too, of people hitting their heads as they collapse, of spilling hot coffee on themselves, breaking their legs. View all 8 comments.


I also always enjoy when sci-fi books can teach me some interesting science lessons while still making it fun. The idea for the novel, however, is what sets it apart– everyone has a flash forward at the same time and of the same time in the future.

One of the main character gives a very scientific arguement that the future is set and that it can’t be changed. Would you want a flashforward? 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.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This is the second Robert J. See how people co I actually read this book as part of a selection for my book club. This is a fun science fiction novel.