Preble Jefferson can see five seconds into the future.
When government agencies become aware of his skill, Preble will do whatever it takes to protect his family. But as events spiral out of control, he must weigh the cost of his gift against the loss of his humanity.
“I literally lost sleep turning pages to discover what happens next. Seconds is a science fiction tour de force.”
“Brilliantly wild … absurd, hilarious, and deadly serious, this is the rare novel that is both compulsively readable and philosophically deft.”
“By turns hilarious and harrowing, The Man Who Saw Seconds is our era’s Dr. Strangelove, a brilliantly conceived sci-fi absurdist romp.”
“This nail-biting novel left me blinking, reeling and contemplating fear and love, and the horrifying extremes we'll go to for each.”
“A thinking-reader’s thriller… a brilliant page-turner, a book about brain function and perception, national intelligence systems and law enforcement, the nature of time and space. This book is a blast.”
“Wickedly smart, outrageously funny, and unsettling in its accuracy...And it has what is probably the best gunfight in literary history.”
“Filled with action, deeply philosophical, and bitterly funny, the book makes you ask yourself what you would do with one slender superpower. An outrageously fun ride.”
“A terrifying game of chicken whose stakes spiral out of all proportion and sanity, from home and family to the future of civilization itself. Seconds is a fast-paced treat.”
“An un-putdown-able thriller that's extraordinarily fast paced, hard edged and well researched. Seconds pulls us by the throat towards horror.”
“As a federal SWAT officer for over 20 years, it is extremely difficult to depict or explain the murky world of violence and its sliding scale of negative human interactions. The Man Who Saw Seconds not only shows a nuanced insight into that world but does it within a story that you can’t put down.”
“Boldizar writes Preble a brain that takes predictive processing to a logical conclusion, or at least logical enough to get everyone from sci-fi geeks to theoretical neurobiologists atwitter at the possibilities. A brain and his man against a machine and its men; bad men, lost men, scared men. In Preble Jefferson, Boldizar makes us wonder if we have been looking for the singularity in the wrong direction.”
“There are books on brain physiology, books on anarchist philosophy, books on the nature of time. There are certainly books whose hero is pursued by governments of all stripes, books in which the entire world is at stake. There are books whose body counts put Schwarzenegger movies to shame. But there has never been a book to combine all of these with supreme intelligence, set not in some remote future but an all-too-plausible present. The Man Who Saw Seconds is the first.”