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Forget everything you know about reality. The quantum world doesn't play by those rules. 

Daniel Rice is a government science investigator whose specialty is solving seemingly intractable problems through scientific inquiry. 

But Daniel's intellectual strength is sorely tested by the bizarre realities he finds in the quantum world. Extra dimensions of space trap the unwary, probability replaces cause and effect, and time isn't what anyone imagined. The other side of the mirror is a place full of dangers, but it's also somewhere a dedicated scientist can uncover secrets that connect humans with something greater.

©2017, 2018, 2019 Douglas Phillips (P)2020 Tantor

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Complex, scientifically plausible, engaging

Douglas Phillips has skillfully woven a narrative that explores the potential implications of string theory.

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Thought provoking

Great series. The author provides great examples of how quantum physics works. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Miranda Jardin
  • 24-02-2020

Pure Pleasure - a wonderfully entertaining read!

This is a rare - non dystopic - view of science and the future, Filled with adventure, suspense, brilliantly imaginative plots and much more - wow! great female characters with agency! Loved the characters (male an female) and each of the stories. Its very difficult to find Sci-Fi that doesn't present an awful future, this book does the best I've seen thusfar and it does it believably. The author also does a very nice job of presenting his premisses at the end of each book and explaining what in the story is science and what is fiction (imaginative, creative, plausible!). This was an extra feature I enjoyed. Overall a very fun read - I recommend highly!

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  • David Nemiroff
  • 22-03-2020

Conceptual Sci Fi Lives.

No zombies, plagues, deathrays or explosions. Interesting ideas, good writing and narration. Worthwhile listen.

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  • Michael J Foley
  • 25-02-2020

Outstanding - lots of science

Yep this one has a ton of science along with good explanation of the possible. A worthy read. At times it gets a little bogged down in the science but when the explanations complete the story moves well into the future. Very good performance by the speakers/readers. Looking forward to more audible entries from this author and narrators.

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  • Taylor
  • 24-03-2020

i loved it

really well written, great story, accessible explanations of hard science, and is a near future sci fi that touches the far future. its fun, it makes you think, its not superficial or vapid, and runs a good balance between the fanciful and the potentials in fiction.

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  • ronnito
  • 24-07-2020

Yes to making science interesting and fun!

This book listens like your favorite high school physics professor... Which also means if you didn't like science, you are not going to become enthralled by this journey. Also - If you are the latter, please do not vote. No more Kardashians presidents please. Who is really going to like these books? Those who like to stretch their understanding of the incredible world we live in... imagine the possible and probable - who dream what could be rather than what has been. Douglas does a great job laying out an entertaining story based on science, which allows the listener to contextualize the laws which govern our existence. This is hard... real hard. It's much easier to skip the science and fall back on the "general" mechanics people can see, feel or have previously seen on screens. He does a great job! The end of the books when he reviews the real science - fabulous! All that said, book 3 story is a little wonky - not based on the time travel, but the entire dynamics between some of the characters. People simply do not act this way. Kooky religious guy - yes. Scientist - yup. Politicians - you bet. Girlfriend that learns you were fishing in a different pond - a huge bag of nope. This was the only aspect of all three stories that I found to be truly unbelievable fiction:) If I had a billion dollars, I'd team up with him to figure out how we can best educate the world, because he would definitely make it fun - giving us our best chance at turning the tide of tribal ignorance into a vision for the future. If you are unsure - you should give these books a try, Reason I gave 4 stars for performance is the narrators changed through the series. All were good, but it's a pain to learn 3 different narrator rhythms and voices. Also, the first book sounded very robotic. Could have been a bad download, When I speed the replay to 1.1x, it sounded better.

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  • DavidH
  • 16-06-2020

Really good sci-fi

I took a chance on this 3 book series because hey over 30 hours for 1 credit?! I’ve been burned before by this logic but was pleasantly surprised. This is well thought out, interesting, good plots and pacing, reasonable characters and good use of quantum physicists. The authors commentary at the end of each book is also worth the time. Overall: highly recommended!

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  • Ken
  • 26-09-2020

Lovers of Hard Science Fiction: Do Not Miss This

This was without a doubt the best hard science fiction series I have ever read. Phillips does a fantastic job of making complex scientific and mathematical concepts like string theory, quantum mechanics, quantum time, and higher dimensional space accessible to the lay reader. Do not miss this series if you are a fan of hard science fiction

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  • James Borders
  • 23-11-2020

Yes, there was a reason why this was on sale.

If you want a constant drumbeat of social justice messages, then you've found the motherlode. Science fiction? Not much.

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  • User
  • 01-11-2020

overall great

I loved the intelligently written science, the great imagination, the stories were all good and fun.. believable. the ONLY complaint is the narrator of the first book was... not great. annoying to me.. I ALMOST quit the book because of it.. fortunately, I stayed with it because the STORY was good enough to keep me, and I'm glad I did. all other book narration was good, and the stories were fun and incredibly engaging for science educated lovers like me. Mind that you don't skip each ending as the author explains the real science behind the stories. Very informative and educational.

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  • Lucas Grey
  • 21-10-2020

Good series with some odd times

When they are in the dance room and that girl offers information if they were in private and he acts like a complete dodo brain when she is obviously trying to tell him a secret without people knowing. That is cheap, ridiculous writing and the series would get 5 stars if it wasn't for these moments where the key players turn into morons to move the plot along. Few and far between but so annoying.

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