- Narrated by: Mark Deakins
- Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 18-06-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Kathleen M Moon on 14-08-08
It might help if you have a smattering of physics - but if you do- it's great! what would you do if you knew a snippet of the future - could you/would you change it? Excellent storyline, well read, good pace. I love SF that is possible.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
By Alan on 14-09-13
Great concept, enjoyable read, weak ending
The concept of the novel is great - an experiment at a particle accelerator produces a glimpse of 21 years into the future for the whole of humanity.
The book follows the story of the scientists as they attempt to work out what happened and follows the debate over whether the future is fixed or can be changed. One strand of the story follows a character as he tries to find out what happened in his life that meant his future self is not around in 21 years time.
For the most part the book is enjoyable and engaging and kept me coming back for more. The last third of the book ties up some of the loose ends but takes an odd direction for one of the characters and I didn't buy in to the end of his story.
Overall though I enjoyed the book and found it a real page turner.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Phelix_da_Kat on 23-07-08
How would you digest the fruits of knowledge??
You know how you sometimes wish you did something different after some event has happened.. well Robert J. Sawyer explores this here.
Based around a group of scientists who are conducting an experiment at CERN (the place where they have a massive collider running thats SO large it spans 3 different boarders/countries) in Switzerland. The results are not as they expect..
What would be your path in life if.. for 2 mins, you could see 20 years in to the future.. would you be with that person you thought you loved? If not, how would that affect you today... with that person you're with now... hhmm.. how does fore knowledge affect your daily decisions in life??
As with his other books - the science behind his stories are not outrageous, indeed they are scientifically sound (reference to SCI-FI weekly). Enjoy it, its a great story..
If you enjoyed this I would recommend one of his other books: Terminal Experiment.
45 of 46 people found this review helpful
By Simone on 06-01-13
Enjoyed Every Minute!
I like this kind of science-fiction and this was right up my alley!
I was hooked on the TV series when it aired in 2009 / 2010 and was left dangling at the end when it was abruptly cancelled. The last episode of the show was shot before it was known it would be cancelled; it depicted a second Fast Forward Event happening 20 years in the future… and then it was over! What a tease!
I didn’t realize at the time that the show was based on a book so I was excited to discover it and finally get some closure. Loved it!
14 of 15 people found this review helpful