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Flashforward

6 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Robert J. Sawyer

What would you do if you got a glimpse of your own personal future and it looked bleak? Try to change things, or accept that the future is unchangeable and make the best of it? InFlashforward, Nobel-hungry physicists conducting an unimaginably high-energy … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Book, Science Fiction, Particle Physics
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
5 reviews about Flashforward
review by . February 11, 2011
Like Schrödinger's Cat, Flashforward is a confounding, challenging, magnificent thought experiment that is, at once, breathtakingly simply and yet staggering in its possible scope and ramifications.      Lloyd Simcoe and Theo Procopides (a pair of brilliant Canadian particle physicists ... hip, hip hooray!) are hot on the trail of the elusive Higgs Boson and the Nobel Prize that would almost certainly follow in the wake of success. To say that their experimental set …
Quick Tip by . December 14, 2009
Just started this book, so far a good fast paced story.
review by . March 05, 2009
This is about the sixth Sawyer book I have read and like the other five, it delivers! Sawyer has a way of making highly likable characters and weaving in high tech science in terms that any layman can understand.    Lloyd and Theo are scientists performing at an experiment CERN to prove a long held scientific theory. Unknown to the scientist, the earth is being bombarded by a neutrino blast, remnants of a star that went nova, at the same time they are doing their experiment. …
review by . July 26, 2007
In 2009 a team of particle physicists pursuing the Higgs Boson, a theoretical subatomic particle, flip the switch at Geneva's huge new particle accelerator. Suddenly Lloyd Simcoe, project leader, finds himself naked in bed with a stranger, an old woman whose body feels like "fruit gone bad".     Horrified, he discovers he too is old, as if 20 years has disappeared. But before he can consummate some repulsive sexual act he is jolted back to his seat at the collider controls. Only …
review by . September 30, 2004
This is about the sixth Sawyer book I have read and like the other five, it delivers! Sawyer has a way of making highly likable characters and weaving in high tech science in terms that any layman can understand.    Lloyd and Theo are scientists performing at an experiment CERN to prove a long held scientific theory. Unknown to the scientist, the earth is being bombarded by a neutrino blast, remnants of a star that went nova, at the same time they are doing their experiment. …
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