Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Five books with an audacious premise

David Walton is the Philip K. Dick Award-winning author of the 2015 quantum physics thrillers Superposition and Supersymmetry, and other books. At Tor.com he tagged five "books [that] take their audacious premises seriously, and bit by bit, explore the consequences to the characters and to humanity at large," including:
The Flicker Men, Ted Kosmatka

There’s a common misconception about quantum physics that reality doesn’t actually exist until it is observed. It’s the stuff of quack pseudoscience, but Kosmatka uses it as his premise: If this were really true, then what would we find when we studied the phenomenon? Would all humans be able to collapse the wave? What about animals? Children? The unborn? It’s a simple premise that kicks off a whirlwind of implications and follows them to far-reaching conclusions.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Flicker Men.

My Book, The Movie: The Flicker Men.

--Marshal Zeringue