Grab your chisels ladies and gentlemen. For those of you who have been mumbling that McCartha has gone soft, this week’s review is for you.
It’s all about hard science fiction.
For what is the most challenging, the most difficult to get your head around, the least understood of all the science theories?
You bet. It changes even as you look at it, and a cat-in-a-box can be both dead and alive until the observer decides it’s fate.
Schrodinger’s Gat attempts to explain Quantum Theory, Probability and Permutation as the main characters manipulate events at every toss of a coin.
Welcome to a hard science novel that tackles a challenging subject and gives lectures along the way. Yes, throughout the book are serious science lectures where the author warns you that if you’re after story only, you should skip the next several paragraphs of dense science theory.
Of course, when anyone says, “Don’t read this, or look away,” that’s when I dig out my glasses.
Told in the first person,using the voice and ambience of a Dashiell Hamnet novel, Schrodinger’s Gat is a simple story that explores the quandary of fate versus free will and the puzzle of parallel dimensions.
Failed writer, teacher and divorced father, Paul Bayes succumbs to depression, tosses a coin and lets its outcome direct him to step in front of an oncoming Bart subway.
There are several depression ridden moments…be warned.
While moaning over his life in true Hamlet fashion, he is still male enough to notice out of the corner of his eye, a pretty dark-haired girl watching him and when the coin comes up tails and he begins to step forth, she yells, “No!” and runs away.
Flummoxed, he hesitates just long enough to miss his train, and instead he takes off and chases her to begin a wild ride into the realm of quantum physics. For Tali, can locate tragedies and prevent them from happening. She dices with fate at the toss of a coin and the possibility of breaking free from the grip of fate fills Paul with hope…until the future begins to punch back.
This two-hundred and eight page story is full of action, but is also a mind-bending romp into the hard science of Quantum Physics.
You wanted it.
And if you haven’t had your fill yet, this fascinating link shows how the dreams of science fiction writers have turned into the reality of present day science. http://www.buzzfeed.com/microsoftmsn/10-science-fiction-technologies-that-are-now-real
Check it out…science fiction technology becomes real day technology.