Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Large Hadron Collider goes online

Today, I'm flashing back to my 1999 Aurora Award-winning science-fiction novel Flashforward.

Flashforward tells of the first experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Today the first beam was sent around the 27-kilometer-long tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider. There are news reports of it everywhere; here's one from the BBC, and another from the Associated Press.

Congratulations, CERN!

Flashforward is available in paperback from Tor, as an unabridged Audio book from and iTunes, and in a Kindle edition.

More information about the book, including the opening chapters and links to online retailers, is here.

Note: thanks to Tor's splitting the title into two words on the front cover (but not the back cover, spine or elsewhere), sometimes the book is listed online as Flash Forward, not Flashforward.

Besides winning the Aurora Award, Flashforward also won the Premio UPC (the world's largest cash-prize for SF writing), received a starred review (denoting a book of exceptional merit) from Publishers Weekly, and has been continuously in print for nine years now.

Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer. Tor Books, New York, ISBN 0-812-58034-6 (and numerous translated editions worldwide).

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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At September 10, 2008 9:25 AM , OpenID xinef said...

Check out Google's logo for today. In case someone looks at this after Sept 10, here is the direct url to the image file. (Blogger's UI won't let me format it as a link, so you may have to cut and paste.)

At September 10, 2008 11:27 AM , OpenID jamietr said...

We saw the item on the news last night and my fiance asked what it all meant. I walked over to the bookshelf, pulled off Flashforward, handed it to her and said, like this, only less dramatic. ;-)

At September 10, 2008 12:24 PM , Blogger John F said...

I note with some pleasure that I have not become a cloud of strangelets.

At September 10, 2008 3:28 PM , Blogger Christopher Davis said...

Sadly, though, it's still not available on Fictionwise. (Yes, I realize that you almost certainly don't make the decisions about e-book formats/outlets.)

At September 10, 2008 4:57 PM , OpenID xinef said...

Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet?

It is worth looking at the html source, esp the html comment right near the end of the file.

Darn, I wish this UI would let me post usable links. Sorry folks, you'll have to cut and paste into your browser.


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