Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Five stories with an audacious premise

David Walton is the Philip K. Dick Award-winning author of the 2015 quantum physics thrillers Superposition and Supersymmetry, and other books. At Tor.com he tagged five "books [that] take their audacious premises seriously, and bit by bit, explore the consequences to the characters and to humanity at large," including:
The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (translated by Ken Liu)

Since this book just won the Hugo Award, nobody needs me to tell them about it! It has lots of ideas, but the one audacious one that caught my attention: A character begins to see a countdown in every photograph he takes (but not in the photos his wife takes with the same camera). A countdown to what? That’s the question.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue