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Syncing Forward [Kindle Edition]

W. Lawrence
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Would you ever travel forward in time if you knew it was a one-way trip? Mr. Martin James has no such desire, but after being injected with a mysterious drug against his will, Martin hurtles through the years. This cruel twist of fate forces him to watch his children grow up and his wife grow old in a matter of days. Only an elusive group of scientists have the ability to stop his nightmarish journey; the very people who injected him in the first place. And while Martin James hopes to find a cure before everyone he loves is gone, others are uncertain if his journey can be stopped at all.

W. Lawrence weaves a future history filled with the best and worst of humanity, highlights the blessings and curses of technology, and pushes the limits of faith and hopelessness. Above all, Syncing Forward is a tale of one man's love for his family, and their devotion to saving him from being lost forever.



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About the Author

W Lawrence was born in San Francisco, California, and moved two dozen times before settling in Pennsylvania with his extraordinarily patient wife and two precocious daughters. He wants a boy dog. He works in the world of corporate security as an investigator and professional interviewer/interrogator.

Lawrence is obsessed with 5K zombie runs, comes home empty-handed from hunting turkeys, and loves non-fiction books about pirates. He has no problem reconciling that his two favorite shows are Downton Abbey and The Walking Dead.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1561 KB
  • Print Length: 489 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0990486109
  • Publisher: W. Lawrence (June 17, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L2OV9XK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visionary, Gripping, Sobering Futuristic Story June 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Syncing Forward is one of the most creative and ambitious sci-fi dystopic novels I've read in a long time! Imagine getting shot up with a drug that slows your metabolism way down, so that what is only a few hours to you equates to years for everyone else. Every time Martin is synced back to normal time, which doctors can't seem to do right, he finds he's lost years. In less than a week, he sees his kids go from childhood to adulthood, and witnesses the collapse of the world in such a believable and riveting way that you cringe thinking this just might be our future. With a somber and thoughtful tone, this drama is full of suspense and heartache. Don't miss it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-written, suspenseful and thought-provoking August 16, 2014
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This is a fascinating look into the future through the eyes of a man trapped out of time and forced to fast forward through his life.

It follows Martin James’s painful journey as scientists try treatment after treatment on him to reverse the effects of the drug given him by a terrorist organization, finally succeeding in allowing him to live one day in normal time every six months. Martin watches his family growing older, grandchildren and great-grandchildren appearing, friends and family passing away, and the world changing. A week passes in 3 minutes for him. It is fascinating as each time he is synced back to normal time, he finds himself in a new, more advanced environment, surrounded by wilder technological innovations. We see houses built of foam, enhanced police dogs who wear uniforms, and interstellar ribbons used to ferry goods from the Lunar and Mars colonies to earth.
In the end, out of the chaos of events, political alliances, and technological advances, a greater threat to the existence of humanity arises than almost anyone could have imagined.

.The book is well written, the scenes evocative and detailed without being overwhelming. It asks some essential questions about the direction we are heading in our reliance on technology. It makes the reader think about what is really essential in life. There are some exciting and terrifying events. but on the whole it is a thoughtful contemplation of what the future may bring. We suffer with the protagonist, and can experience with him the small glimpses of joy he manages to achieve. It may make us appreciate our own lives and families more.
I strongly recommend Syncing Forward
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking August 15, 2014
By Sam
Format:Paperback
"Would you ever travel forward in time if you knew it would be a one way trip?" Martin James didn't want to but he had no choice.

The year is 2021, while investigating something for his company Martin James is injected with drugs that slows his body down so much that his seconds are months to us and every time he goes back under it is years before he awakens again. The people who did this to him have the cure but they can't be found.

This is not your time machine time travel. Imagine waking up to what you think is seconds for you but find that your children have grown, people you love have died, the world changing while you sleep and all the while never knowing if the nightmare will ever end.

This book had me hooked from the first page to the last. The characters are so well written, you can feel the pain they are going through. The love Martin has for his family is what keeps him going. Getting a glimpse into the future....scary because it all seems possible.

I am a fast reader and I made myself slow down so that I would not miss anything. Even if you are not a fan of science fiction (I'm not)you really should read this book. It is entertaining, engaging, and thought provoking. What more can you ask for in a book. I will definitely be reading this more than once.

I received this from the author for an honest review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down. June 23, 2014
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Two nights in a row reading this book until almost three A.M. Fascinating, original and a fun read. Loved it. Would like to see more from this author.
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I'm a fan of sci-fi and mysteries: Syncing Forward is a little of both as well as a existentially horrific descent into dystopia.

The sci-fi is grounded in reality and takes a pragmatic approach to the near future that makes it easy for the reader to follow. The first person perspective really helps as well since the reader learns along with the protagonist whenever something new is encountered.

The mystery is a classic Illuminati-style organization that provides the antagonists with the added tension of the PoV character's greatly diminished agency and his often unreliable or inscrutable allies.

You will wonder as you read it how things can possibly get worse for Martin and then they will, but he keeps at it even when in the end his life ends up one loss shy of the worst possible outcome.

Its a little bit 1984, a little Mad Max and a little Blade Runner. I liked it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend Syncing Forward to anyone August 4, 2014
Format:Paperback
The description of the experience of "synching" helps you feel for the main character and what he goes through time and time again. You can understand his family's reactions to the situation, even if you do not agree with how they handle it. Every time he "wakes up" and you learn about all the changes in the world it is realistic that those changes could have occurred. I would recommend Syncing Forward to anyone. I personally am no a science fiction fan, but I truly enjoyed this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente!! Captivating drama!
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Published 1 month ago by Jose G Perez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
An interesting concept that kept me turning the pages. Great characters that keep you interested. It is a book about family and the choices you make for them. Truly enjoyed it!
Published 2 months ago by Donna Lull
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Read!
Well done....I couldn't put it down! When is your next book coming out? I can't wait.
Published 2 months ago by Pete Bowling
5.0 out of 5 stars a solid sci-fi novel for those who don't consider themselves sci-fi...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
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W Lawrence was born in San Francisco, California, and moved two dozen times before settling in Pennsylvania with his extraordinarily patient wife and two precocious daughters. He wants a boy dog. He works in the world of corporate security as an investigator and professional interviewer/interrogator.

Lawrence is obsessed with 5K zombie runs, comes home empty-handed from hunting turkeys, and loves non-fiction books about pirates. He has no problem reconciling that his two favorite shows are Downton Abbey and The Walking Dead.

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