Monday, September 23, 2019


Entanglement by Andrew J Thomas
Ursus Publishing: 9/10/19
eBook review copy; 312 pages
ISBN-13: 9781916044012

Entanglement by Andrew J Thomas is a highly recommended, funny, quirky, science fiction mystery and the first volume of a new trilogy.

Fate was bored, and then odd things began to happen. A secret research station vanished, as did a colony of moles. A brick began to do some odd things. And a young woman called TC began to shift from one alternate universe to another. These four mysteries occur and set into motion a series of entanglements, resulting in road trips, intertwining relationships, and cake. Entanglement can occur in relationships and in physics. In relationships, entanglement occurs when people are deeply involved with each other. In quantum physics, entangled particles remain connected so that actions performed on one affect the other, even when separated by great distances.

This quirky story takes the threads of several different odd occurrences, explored in alternating chapters, and follows the various story lines along until everything coalesces into a single plot. The writing is very good. It starts out a wee bit too derivative of Douglas Adams, but then, once the narrative begins to explore relationships and the entanglement between people, it takes off and holds its own in a delightful, comedic, touching story about friendships, relationships, and fate.
Part of my enjoyment was in the characters, who are all well developed and unique individuals. Another delight was found in closely noting the details. While science certainly plays a role, this novel is more about relationships, and it is the characters set in this plot that makes it a special start to a new series. This is a novel that got better as it went along and by the end I was a fan and wanted the next two in the series.

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Cameron Publicity.

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