ABOUT JACK FELSON
Jack Felson is a French bilingual author (novelist, screenwriter, playwright) and filmmaker, born in Lille, France, in 1970. He started writing in 1995, first in French, then in English from year 2002. Now he works only in English. He lives in London, where he wrote “Charlie’s Trips”. His works in French include a funny collection of sketches called “After AIDS”, another novel, “Adieu, Ciel bleu”, and a play.
Visit him online at http://www.feljackson.blogspot.com.
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A Sci-Fi version of The Wizard of OZ, about the adventures of a teenage soldier, in a special condition after a space-time travel
Charlie Bradshaw is an American teenage soldier, living in the deep Midwest. At only 16, he’s the youngest voluntarily committed US Army soldier ever. After a drill, he’s taken away by a violent tornado and is hurled into space-time, after lightning hits him at point blank, disintegrating him. He’s “reintegrated” 21 years later, on the West Coast, his memory lost but replaced with an ability to see into the future. He’s found on a beach, alive but unconscious.
He’s not aware of his new condition when he emerges from a 3-day coma, without any idea of where and when he is and what’s going on around him, but with the vision and prediction of another disaster, a big earthquake supposed to destroy San Francisco the day after. He doesn’t know either that he’s the host of a real TV show, as he tells about his vision.
As time passes, and even if his prediction is not taken very seriously, he finds out that he’s more and more talked about and coveted, as any special (and very young) person that he is. This is the beginning of a series of (mis)adventures and events that he can see coming but cannot control.