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High above the windswept plains of Kazakhstan, three astronauts on board a Russian Soyuz capsule begin their reentry. A strange shimmer in the atmosphere, a blinding flash of light, and the capsule vanishes in a blink as though it never existed.
On the ground, evidence points to a catastrophic failure, but a communications facility halfway around the world picks up a transmission that could be one of the astronauts. Tragedy averted, or merely delayed? A classified government project on the cutting edge of particle physics holds the clues, and with lives on the line, there is little time to waste.
Daniel Rice is a government science investigator. Marie Kendrick is a NASA operations analyst. Together, they must track down the cause of the most bizarre event in the history of human spaceflight. They draw on scientific strengths as they plunge into the strange world of quantum physics, with impacts not only to the missing astronauts, but to the entire human race.
©2017 Douglas Phillips (P)2018 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By C. Hartmann on 04-02-18

Great - Hard Science

"The Martian" is a procedural book about engineering -- set in the near future. It is fairly "hard" engineering. Not a lot of extras. Quantum Space is similar, it is a definitely "hard" nuclear physics story set in the very near future. I enjoyed it greatly -- and the somewhat reserved nature of the narration added to the overall effect of being a fly on the wall as scientists think about a problem. Based on the author's comments at the end, the physics are fair in the sense that although it is an imagined extrapolation, up to the point it departs from the present understanding, it is correct. He also states that it will be part of a series -- which is good.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Ocean State Prime on 04-23-18

starts like a thriller, goes to wacky land

Intrepid male investigator - see any Dan Brown novel - works with a variety of empowered women to investigate a mystery. Unlike Dan Brown novels, no traipsing about interesting European locales; takes place mostly in lab or office settings. Provides many long tutorials on quantum physics, string theory and the author's own fantasy physics. Through sheer cleverness, world-changing information is revealed. Becomes more improbable with each passing chapter. Dialog is often cringe-worthy. Narrator's at-all-times breathless rendition is wearying. Was interested at first but began wishing it would just end.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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