Flashback

By Dan Simmons (Trade Paperback, 2012)
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.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $16.99 US/$18.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316101981

    • On Sale Date: 06/26/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Audiobook, Audiobook

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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.
  • "A gritty, ambitious thriller....As usual, Simmons creates a remarkably vivid and nuanced fictional universe. And Nick Bottom is a beautifully drawn, memorable character. Another winner from Simmons, whose imagination seems to know no bounds." (David Pitt, Booklist).

  • "Simmons is a consummate master of intriguing spins, shifting between time periods and situations more gracefully than a chameleon changes colors...He's adept at constructing immense, complicated frameworks, and Flashback is no exception." (Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times).

  • "It's a scary, dystopian sci-fi thriller...Enjoyable. Simmons is an excellent storyteller and a master at cinematic pacing, and the best parts of his book are summer-blockbuster fun." (Michael Schaub, NPR).

  • "Abundantly entertaining...Simmons provides a strong narrative and well-imagined characters - the man can write." (Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post).

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Flashback
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $16.99 US/$18.50 CAN
  • Pages: 576
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316101981
  • On Sale Date: 06/26/2012
Flashback