The year is 2212, the weather is out of control, and Seattle is being rebuilt with electricity generated from negative human emotion. In a strange and turbulent world fueled by secrecy and voyeurism, a bored housewife named Helen vanishes, and Citizen Surveillant Maxwell Point, the man whose job it's been to watch her, must recount the years leading up to her disappearance. As Helen is drawn back to the city on an increasingly absurd errand to find a man she once loved, Maxwell begins to suspect foul play. But is he so dependent on the very thing he's trained to protect that it colors not only his judgment, but his grip on reality? In this novel inspired by the troubled relationship between an author and his craft, Shya Scanlon renders a surreal, dystopian world in which alternate motives are required and people must hide even from themselves - a world in which the only real freedom is powerlessness.



Praise for this book

"It's a bright, dazzling world that might have been plotted by a consortium of William Gibson, Philip K. Dick and Don DeLillo." - Peter Straub


Used availability for Shya Scanlon's Forecast

Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forecast
Author(s): Shya Scanlon
ISBN: 1-937865-11-8 / 978-1-937865-11-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Civil Coping Mechanisms
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forecast
Author(s): Shya Scanlon
ISBN: 0-9820348-8-1 / 978-0-9820348-8-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatmancrooked
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Forecast
Author(s): Shya Scanlon
Publisher: Civil Coping Mechanisms
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA