Superposition: a book review


Another review for you: A book that will soon be in the store (next week!):

SUPERPOSITION by Dave Walton (Pyr, trade paperback, $17.00)

A cross between a whodunit and some of the best quantum physics SF I’ve ever read, this held me so hard I literally stayed up all night reading the galley and fell asleep at my bookstore the next day, to the consternation of my assistant!

We’re sure to be stocking this title and hand-selling it; terrific storytelling without falling into the trap of what could have been too much physics explanatory narrative. My only disappointment was that it’s a standalone as I enjoyed the hell out of the setting for the SF quantum-macro world invented here and would love to see more of it.

From the publisher:

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 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.

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