Flashback

By Dan Simmons (Mass Market, 2013)
The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he's lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result.

Nick may be a lost soul but he's still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor's son. This flashback-addict becomes the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past.

A provocative novel set in a future that seems scarily possible, FLASHBACK proves why Dan Simmons is one of our most exciting and versatile writers.

The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he's lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result.

Nick may be a lost soul but he's still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor's son. This flashback-addict becomes the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past.

A provocative novel set in a future that seems scarily possible, FLASHBACK proves why Dan Simmons is one of our most exciting and versatile writers.

Dan Simmons is the award-winning author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Olympos and The Terror. He lives in Colorado.
  • "Insanely ambitious . . . Ilium and Olympos together solidify [Simmons's] reputation as one of science fiction?s genuine modern masters." --- San Francisco Chronicle on Olympos

    "Simmons convincingly renders both period details and the nuts and bolts of polar exploration as his narrative moves back and forth in time to show the expedition's launch in 1845 and its early days in the Arctic....One of Simmons' best."  --- Kirkus (starred review) on The Terror

    "A dazzling journey through a crooked, gaslit labyrinth and a tenebrous portraiture of the tortured minotaurs that dwell within.  Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge--the abyss."  --- Guillermo del Toro, writer and director of The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth on Drood

    "Simmons is always good but Drood is a masterwork of narrative suspense."  --- Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly on Drood (Denver Post).

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Flashback
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $10.00 US/$11.00 CAN
  • Pages: 720
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 7-1/2"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316006972
  • On Sale Date: 04/30/2013
Flashback