Quantum Night

· Penguin
4.2
22 reviews
Ebook
368
Pages

About this ebook

LONGLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2017

2017 AURORA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 

Robert J. Sawyer has proven himself to be "a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation" (The New York Times). Now, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author explores the thin line between good and evil that every human being is capable of crossing...

Experimental psychologist Jim Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Jim is shocked to discover that he has lost his memories of six months of his life from twenty years previously--a dark time during which he himself committed heinous acts.

Jim is reunited with Kayla Huron, his forgotten girlfriend from his lost period and now a quantum physicist who has made a stunning discovery about the nature of human consciousness. As a rising tide of violence and hate sweeps across the globe, the psychologist and the physicist combine forces in a race against time to see if they can do the impossible--change human nature--before the entire world descends into darkness.
4.2
22 reviews
David Badilotti
April 2, 2016
As a student of Psychology I had a bit more trouble with this book than I expected. I love Sawyer's writing but the distillation of character and personality into a simple trichotomy just rang a bit too false. The simplification is core to a good story and certainly didn't keep me from finishing. I would say, however, that it wasn't as satisfying a read as Terminal Experiment or Calculating God.
2 people found this review helpful
Nate Emberson (Liquid5n0w)
March 3, 2016
Page turner with great science leading the story. I was completely sucked in by the story and characters. The story goes in a great direction and feels very natural within it's own rules. The implications of the story can be quite wide for the real world though. I know I will be looking for p-zeds in my daily life...
Randy & Daphne French
July 19, 2016
As usual, Sawyer builds a compelling story which brings forth myriad philosophical questions, all based on extensive research. Fascinating and hard to put down.

About the author

ROBERT J. SAWYER lives in Toronto. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, as well as the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for mystery fiction. The ABC TV series FLASHforward was based on his novel of the same name. Visit him on the Web at www.sfwriter.com, facebook.com/RobertJSawyer, and twitter.com/RobertJSawyer. The author lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

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