Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Singapore’s The Straits Times on the novel and the TV show

by Rob - November 17th, 2009.
Filed under: FlashForward.

I love Singapore — I was a guest at a writers’ festival there in 2005. And now Singapore’s The Straits Times has reviewed my novel FlashForward, comparing and contrasting it with the TV series based on it:

In Sawyer’s book, there are great swathes of physics, paragraphs on mathematics and philosophy and also musings about guilt and personal choice — all of which give the reader something more meaty to think on.

Sawyer’s version of FlashForward is more philosophical, it’s more complex and detailed. If you enjoy juicy technical science fiction rather than TV-land pap, go for Sawyer’s version. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll learn things about physics that you would never have imagined.

The Straits Times‘s review is based on the British edition of the book, published by Gollancz (pictured above). You can read the whole review right here.

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