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Publisher:
Ace Books,
Pub. Date:
2002.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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Picoverse: a universe one million-millionth of our own, created by deliberately ripping apart the fabric of space-time. A big-bang of an adventure, Robert Metzger's Picoverse boldly embraces the grand traditions of the genre, while exploding beyond the limits of knowledge, beyond the edges of the imagination, and beyond the boundaries of the universe as we know it. Probably the most daring SF novel since Ringworld, ..mind-boggling. (F. Paul Wilson, author of All the Rage) Bob Metzger knows his science. He proves it in Picoverse, a complex and intriguing story that ranges widely through time and space. (Charles Sheffield, author of The Spheres of Heaven) Metzger has captured the essence of that good old time religion SF fans have worshiped since the genre began: a rousing hard SF tale with a true Sense of Wonder...This one is a winner. (David A. Truesdale, Editor, SFWA Bulletin) A 21st century leap from the physics lab into the multiverse that only Gregory Benford, Philip José Farmer, and A.E. Van Vogt could have written-if they had ever collaborated. (Tom Easton, Reviewer, Analog
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display_descriptionRobert Metzger writes classic hard SF but he does so in a way that emphasizes excitement and adventure and which shows the science in a way that makes it accessible and fascinating. In PICOVERSE, a team of physicists in 2007 is trying to develop fusion power via a new development in plasma physics, a Sonomak, but accidentally stumbles on a method to create new, smaller-than-usual universes, which they call picoverses. These replicate everything in our universe but on a smaller scale. A disastrous test of the Sonomak machine shakes things up and a new project director, previously unknown to the group, is appointed. Alexandra has her own secret priorities and one of them is to escape from her superiors into one of the picoverses. To do this, she needs the researchers to execute her plan. Unfortunately, things go amiss and the team finds itself stuck in a picoverse duplicating 1920s Earth, but with its own version of a Sonomak, vacuum tubes and all. Among the local team are Werner Heisenberg and Albert Einstein. As the pace of the story accelerates, the original team races from one picoverse to another, trying to return to their home base and thwart Alexandra's plans. In a clash of alternate realities, the fate of Earth and the entire universe hangs in the balance. Cosmic rabbits need to be pulled from alternate universe hats before this tale comes to a satisfying--and scientifically rigorous--end.
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subject_facetCosmology -- Fiction
Electron accelerators -- Fiction
Electronic books
Physicists -- Fiction
Science fiction
Space and time -- Fiction
Universe -- Fiction
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Picoverse [electronic resource] / Robert A. Metzger
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topic_facetCosmology
Electron accelerators
Electronic books
Physicists
Space and time
Universe