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Jacob Kelley's family is turned upside down when an old friend turns up, waving a gun and babbling about an alien quantum intelligence. The mystery deepens when the friend is found dead in an underground bunker apparently murdered the night before he appeared at Jacob's house. Jacob is arrested for the murder and put on trial. As the details of the crime slowly come to light, the weave of reality becomes ever more tangled, twisted by a miraculous new technology and a quantum creature unconstrained by the normal limits of space and matter. With the help of his daughter, Alessandra, Jacob must find the true murderer before the creature destroys his family and everything he loves."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781633880122
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number: WALTON, D


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Feb 16, 2016

Excellent book. Educational and entertaining.

With the example with the coin, I had a question. If Jean looked at hers in Paris and it was heads, and Jacob didn't look at his, would his still have two states?

If Jacob gave his coin to Jean without looking at it, would the coin have two states for her? Would heads still be an option?

Or, is it because they are opposites on the wave, his would be automatically chosen for him?

If his is automatically chosen, then how can there be all these possibilities between them if the outliers can push the outcome in their favor?

How do they know every Alessandra didn't resist?

I think this book makes us too special, and humans are like toasters in the scheme of the universe.

Anyway, great book.

Apr 12, 2015

First really good SF I've read in quite awhile. Although I'm still uncertain about quantum entanglement as being absolutely proven [Bell's Theorem, ostensibly proven, tends to suggest not two originally connected electrons or photons balance from a distance, but that if one is affected, somewhere else in the universe, it will be balanced?]. Two SF faves of all time: Iain Bank's The Player of Games [the epitome of elegant future fiction] and S.M. Stirling's Drakon [the penultimate in SF action/space opera].


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