By Robert J. Sawyer

The foundation for the hit ABC television sequence and the Aurora Award-winning novel that all started it all!


Two mins and seventeen seconds that modified the world

Suddenly, suddenly, all seven billion humans on the earth black out for greater than mins. hundreds of thousands die as planes fall from the sky, humans tumble down staircases, and autos plow into each one other.

But that is the least of the survivors' demanding situations. throughout the blackout, every body skilled a glimpse of what his or her destiny holds―and the interlocking mosaic of those visions threatens to solve the present.

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I presumed getting pregnant was once the worst factor that may have very likely occurred: I’m nonetheless in highschool, and my boyfriend will commence collage within the fall. We either nonetheless dwell with our mom and dad, and we haven't any funds. there has been no approach, i assumed, that shall we convey a toddler into the world . . . and so i used to be going to have an abortion. I’d already made the appointment. after which I had my vision—and it used to be extraordinary! It was once me, and Brad (that’s my boyfriend) and our daughter, and we have been all jointly, dwelling in a pleasant residence, twenty-one years down the line. My daughter was once all grown up—even a bit older than i'm now—and she was once so appealing and she or he was once telling us approximately how she used to be seeing this man in school, and will she deliver him over for dinner one evening, and he or she knew we’d simply love him, and naturally we stated definite, simply because she was once our daughter and it used to be very important to her, and . . . good, I’m babbling. the purpose is that my imaginative and prescient allow me see that issues have been going to determine. I canceled the abortion, and Brad and that i are searhing for a small position to reside jointly, and, to my shock, my mom and dad didn’t freak and they’re even going to aid us a piece with bills. i do know lots of people may be telling you the way their visions ruined their lives. I simply sought after you to understand that it better mine greatly, and that it truly kept the lifetime of the little woman I’m wearing inside of me now. Thank you . . . for every thing. Jean Alcott Dr. Simcoe, You pay attention at the information approximately those who had interesting visions. no longer me. My imaginative and prescient had myself within the very same condominium I dwell in this present day. i used to be on their own, which isn’t unusual—my children are grown and my spouse is frequently busy along with her paintings. certainly, even supposing a couple of issues appeared different—furniture a little rearranged, a brand new portray on one wall—there was once not anything to provide any genuine indication that this was once the long run. and also you understand what? i love that. I’m a contented guy; I’ve obtained an excellent existence. That I’m going to have one other couple of a long time of exactly the related lifestyles is a really soothing inspiration. this entire imaginative and prescient factor has grew to become loads of people’s lives the other way up, apparently—but no longer mine. I simply sought after you to grasp that. top needs, Tony DiCiccio POSTINGS TO THE MOSAIC venture website Brooklyn, big apple: ok, there has been this American flag in my dream, correct? And it had, i believe, fifty two stars: a row of seven, then a row of 6, then 7, then 6, like that, for a complete of fifty two. Now, I’m figuring that the 51st big name, that has to be Puerto Rico, correct? yet it’s using me loopy attempting to bet what the 52nd may be. if you happen to comprehend, please e-mail . . . • Edmonton, Alberta: i'm really not clever. i've got Down’s Syndrome, yet i'm an excellent individual. In my imaginative and prescient, i used to be conversing and utilizing great phrases, so i have to were clever. i need to be clever back. • Indianapolis, Indiana: Please cease sending me e mail asserting that i'll be the President of the U.S. in 2030; it’s flooding my mailbox. i do know I’ll be President—and while I come to strength, i'll have the 1RS audit a person who tells me again . . . • Islamabad, Pakistan (autotranslated from the unique Arabic): In my imaginative and prescient, i've got arms—but at the present time, i've got just one (I am a veteran of the India-Pakistan flooring war).

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