book by Robert J. Sawyer
. Good hard science, both quantum physics
. CERN physicist
s are searching for the Higgs boson
by smashing together lead nuclei
, hoping to produce eleven hundred and fifty trillion volts in an atmosphere of 1015 degrees. Something goes wrong, and the entire population of the Earth is catapult
ed 21 years into the future, and rubber-banded back in the space of less than two minutes. The result is, of course, catastrophic
Interesting and a really good read.