Suddenly everyone in the world loses consciousness for two minutes. Planes fall from the sky, there are millions of car crashes, millions die. And when everyone comes round they have had a glimpse of their life in the future.
When it awakes the world must live with the knowledge of what is to come.
Some saw themselves in new relationships, some saw exciting new technologies, some saw the stuff of nightmares. Some, young and old alike, saw nothing at all ...
A desperate search to find out what has happened begins. Does the mosaic of visions offer a clue?
What did you see?
Now the basis for the Channel 5 hit series FLASHFORWARD
This is the novel that inspired the TV series. The book's cast indulges in more leisurely discussion of theories about free will, multiple universes and the like. It works rather well. There are some intriguing predictions for the year 2030, by the way: hover cars and an African-American president in the White House. THE DAILY MAIL
Robert J. Sawyer has been described as Canada´s answer to Michael Crichton. Critically acclaimed in the US he is regarded as one of SF´s most significant writers and his novels are regularly voted as fan´s favourites. He lives in Canada.