The Flicker Men (Hardcover)

By Ted Kosmatka

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805096194, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 2015

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Description

"A high-speed thriller. . . . The pages turn rapidly with well-orchestrated suspense." -"The New York Times"
"If Stephen Hawking and Stephen King wrote a novel together, you'd get "The Flicker Men." Brilliant, disturbing, and beautifully told." -Hugh Howey, "New York Times" bestselling author of the" Wool "series
A quantum physicist shocks the world with a startling experiment, igniting a struggle between science and theology, free will and fate, and antagonizing forces not known to exist
Eric Argus is a washout. His prodigious early work clouded his reputation and strained his sanity. But an old friend gives him another chance, an opportunity to step back into the light.

With three months to produce new research, Eric replicates the paradoxical double-slit experiment to see for himself the mysterious dual nature of light and matter. A simple but unprecedented inference blooms into a staggering discovery about human consciousness and the structure of the universe.

His findings are celebrated and condemned in equal measure. But no one can predict where the truth will lead. And as Eric seeks to understand the unfolding revelations, he must evade shadowy pursuers who believe he knows entirely too much already.



About the Author

Ted Kosmatka was born and raised in Chesterton, Indiana, and spent more than a decade working in various laboratories where he sometimes used electron microscopes. He is the author of Prophet of Bones and The Games, a finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel and one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2012. His short fiction has been nominated for both the Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards and has appeared in numerous Year's Best anthologies. He now lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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