Thursday, May 26, 2016

A World Between

A World Between by Robert Herzog
Story Plant: 5/24/16
eBook review copy; 324 pages
ISBN-13: 9781611882179

A World Between by Robert Herzog is a novel for physicists and philosophers - or anyone else who enjoys physics, philosophy, fractal geometry, quantum physics, and politics.

A World Between has a great opening hook that will pull you in immediately: "Parts of the world were disappearing; for a while nobody noticed." But, as the sections of missing world increase, people start to notice and report what they are seeing. The reports are taken by, say the police, but are not taken seriously. Once the right people, at the U.N., notice, then experts are pulled in to quietly figure out why the voids are happening. Susan, a U.N. relief worker who recently returned to the USA after observing the phenomena in Africa, is enlisted to interview physicists who might be able to study the problem and find an answer.

This seems like it would be an exciting science fiction novel. It isn't. If you are expecting a thrill a minute, nail biting sci-fi novel with a complicated plot as parts of the world are disappearing - you will be disappointed. I was expecting this and was disappointed. Once I let go of my preconceived expectations, there is a very subtle beauty in the exploration of consciousness, quantum mechanics, politics, energy, wave energy, etc. etc. There is also an in-depth descriptions of every little detail on activities, memories, and thoughts.

There are parts of A World Between that will likely be appreciated more by those who share the same interests as Herzog in all the above. This is highly recommended for you. Those of us who were anticipating a bit more sci-fi action will just have to be disappointed.

Disclosure: My Kindle edition was courtesy of Story Plant for review purposes.

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