Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

FlashForward TV series now sold to 100 territories; translation rights to the novel

by Rob - October 5th, 2009.
Filed under: FlashForward, foreign rights, Reviews.

The TV series FlashForward, made by ABC Studios in Los Angeles, and based on Robert J. Sawyer‘s novel of the same name, has now sold to a staggering 100 territories worldwide.

Recent additions: AXN (Central and Eastern Europe), AXN (Japan), Channel 1 (Russia), Fox International Channels (Russia), M-Net (Africa), Orbit Showtime (Middle East), ProSieben (Germany),TF1 (France) and TV4 (Sweden) have all acquired the series.

More information in this article.

Translation rights to the novel FlashForward have sold in numerous languages. but we’re always looking to add more. Author Sawyer controls all non-English-language rights; publishers can contact him at and he’ll put you in touch with his agents who handle his foreign rights, translation rights, and overseas sales.

The novel won Canada’s top SF award and Europe’s top SF award, and received a starred review, denoting a work of exceptional merit from Publishers Weekly.

Other reviews of the novel FlashForward:

  • “Great storytelling” —Boston Globe
  • “Fresh and startling” —Library Journal
  • “Intellectually and dramatically satisfying” —Orlando Sentinel
  • “Sawyer manipulates an intricate plot brilliantly” —Denver Rocky Mountain News
  • “Unbelievably cool” —SciFi Weekly
  • “A gripping novel” —SciFi Wire
  • “An excellent novel” —Starlog
  • “An utterly fascinating premise and hard questions about free will and determinism” —Winnipeg Free Press

More reviews of the novel are here, and more about the book is here.

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1 Response to FlashForward TV series now sold to 100 territories; translation rights to the novel

  1. @policywonk: They didn't do anything to his novel. It still exists, just as it has, since it was written. :D

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