Sunday, July 19, 2015

What is Ted Kosmatka reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Ted Kosmatka, author of The Flicker Men: A Novel.

His entry begins:
One of the great things about being a writer, and hanging out with writers, is that you sometimes get to read stuff before anyone else, so I’m currently roaring through a late draft of Patrick Swenson’s second novel, The Ultra Big Sleep, which I’m really enjoying. I’m also reading the Digital Rapture anthology, edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel, which I suspect is going to be a classic resource for decades to come. If you are interested in the Singularity, you have to read this book. On the top of my bedside right now is...[read on]
About The Flicker Men, from the publisher:
A quantum physicist shocks the world with a startling experiment, igniting a struggle between science and theology, free will and fate, and antagonizing forces not known to exist

Eric Argus is a washout. His prodigious early work clouded his reputation and strained his sanity. But an old friend gives him another chance, an opportunity to step back into the light.

With three months to produce new research, Eric replicates the paradoxical double-slit experiment to see for himself the mysterious dual nature of light and matter. A simple but unprecedented inference blooms into a staggering discovery about human consciousness and the structure of the universe.

His findings are celebrated and condemned in equal measure. But no one can predict where the truth will lead. And as Eric seeks to understand the unfolding revelations, he must evade shadowy pursuers who believe he knows entirely too much already.
Learn more about the book and author at Ted Kosmatka's website.

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