I don't normally read books about space unless they are factual. This was a novel but there is loads of factual science within it which made it all the more interesting. Quite a lot of the facts in this book about string theory, neutrinos, quarks, protons, electrons etc really blew my mind. Reading this book was like taking a science lesson, so much to know and learn about things that we wouldn't normally in a million years think about. I loved the story line too about the missing astronauts and what actually happened to them. I am so glad the author didn't leave any loose ends. I have long been fascinated about dark matter and black holes and would love to see these explored in a future book if the author feels so inclined. I have to say that this book was riveting. If you love anything to do with space or science then this is an awesome book to read on those subject matters. The characters are well developed. The baddies are bad and get their payback - yay! The goodies are the heros of the story and rightly so. After reading this book you tend to wonder, just what are they getting up to with their particle accelerators over at Cern. Hmmmmm........
I wasn’t sure about this after reading the reviews, but bought it anyway. I am so glad that I did. If you enjoy hardcore sci fi, or just a good story then you will be a very happy Boson. Yes it’s about quantum physics but by crickey it’s a a hell of a good story. I won’t spoil it by going over the ins and outs, but trust me, if you buy it you will be looking forward to the next one. Plus, you get steak knives. Well, not really. But there is a free short story that you can download. In a word, buy it. Okay, that was two words but you get my drift.
I really enjoyed this book, the science was great, and the author even has some info at the end about what was fiction vs non fiction. The characters are likable and the story reads at a good fast pace. I did not have any idea how they would solve the problems they encountered, and felt the solution and ending was satisfying. There's room for interest in the 2nd book (which I bought & started reading instantly), but the first book has a solid ending all on its own. I recommend this for a good sci-fi read.
From the point of view of a motorcycle mechanic who became interested in quantum physics and cosmology through an interest in the stars, I have read many books on the subjects written by scientists that lead to a basic understanding and resulted in getting beyond my ability to comprehend, so I turned to science fiction but found most of it simply absurd and went back to pure science but got bogged again, often reading a book several times and still not understanding it. I found this book Quantum Space drew me in from the start with solid science fact and then a great story.
Great mix of authentic science and solid characters with a storyline that develops in an engaging manner. Excellent information and insights in the afterword. Will be continuing to read the series most certainly.
This is an outstanding novel in the genre. Phillips takes everyday high science and delivers it in a riveting manner. I was captured by the suspense, drugged by the science and held to ransom by his imagination and delivery.
Perhaps a little more explanation of the real science would improve the educational aim of the book. I know I'll find it hard to locate a source for more information without the maths that has left me decades ago.