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I m going to say two things that are going to sound bad The first is that I ve had this book on my NetGalley to read shelf for too many months to say At least a year It was one of the first books I got and then avoided reviewing because I got overwhelmed Because of course I went on an obnoxious month long reuesting and read now rampage across the whole website and ruined many things in the process for verybody And then school started and I didn t read for fun any And then I didn t want to read scifi And then I didn t want to read my kindle Etc Growing Wings etc I am a childSo now for the second bad thing this book was so much better than I was convinced it would be I mean look at the cover The title The description It all sounds like over the top sci fi that would have wooden characters and terrible dialogue Well I was wrong The story goes mysterious appearances and disappearances have been happening all over the world A 38 inch hole drills clean through a San Francisco office building with infinitely smoothdges A house collapses into a deep pit An ocean tanker burns up in the middle of the Pacific And an arm interrupts an admittedly boring high school football game Gerald Meyer brilliant physicistgeniussexy hobo look alike teams up with a spunky geology professor with a dark secret to try to get a grip on what s happening And to maybe try to control it The characters are uite fun Hoopmania esp the San Fran crime scene investigator duo the pacing is relatively fast and it sasy on heavy jargon while still appealing to the sciency readers I was afraid I would be bogged down with boring drones with what too many authors think are nerdy tics but that didn t happen here The main lady protagonist is a khaki shorts and baseball cap wearing outdoorsy woman with firm calves and Gerald her opposite is a gentle spoken man with a cool secret They had believable chemistry in their work and friendship which was a strong positiveI didn t particularly like the Close Protection ending or the way the plot veered towards thend too much but that s just me probably There was also some intentionally tear jerky moments that were reminiscent of Jodi Picoult and Armageddon so it turned me off a bit But you d be a fan if you already like these types of stories and a bombastic way of telling them I don t often see such Jainism easily likeable characters in sci fi so worth it for that I got an ARC from the publisher inxchange for an honest review As I have repeatedly stated here I read and review most military science fiction On occasion I do stray and will pick up a book that I know is not going to be a military sci fi book but it is going to be science fiction This book was one of those I was reluctant to take a chance on it but after having read a few bloody military science fiction books I needed a break And this book provided that break but it also provide a lot of Operation Rhinoceros Hornbill excitement A surprisingly lot ofxcitementI had a preconceived idea of what a wormhole was supposed to be But the author has put a new twist on that term and I was caught totally by surprise I won t get into the specifics and I don t have a clue if the science behind these wormholes is anywhere near plausible but for the sake of book I m very glad the author has such a vivid imagination We re going to meet two very intelligent people Dr Gerald Meier Theoretical Astrophysicist and Dace A spectacularly written apocalypse thriller that seems destined for the big screen Are those scary sinkholes we see in the news really caused by dissolving carbonate rock Or could they instead be a sign of something far mysterious and terrifying That s the addictive premise of Dennis Meredith s sci fi novel Wormholes Check out the rest of my review on BestThrillerscom Geologist Dacey Livingstone is called in to investigate a mysterious sinkhole that has opened up and swallowed an Phlebotomist entire house in Oklahoma Upon descending into its depths the onlyvidence of debris is the roof Why is there nothing Walking In Light else It s as if it has disappeared into thin air Elsewhere other strange incidents are occurring a supertanker apparently breaks up and sinks to the bottom of a boiling ocean a severed arm plunges to the ground during a football game These strange phenomena are gaining impetus yet no one can offer anxplanation That is until genius astrophysicist Gerald Meier comes up with the crazy notion of wormholes He and Dacey join forces in what becomes a race against time to save the world from impending disasterWow what a fantastic adventure This is just the type of book I love I m not sure how plausible the science is in real life but it really didn t matter
the author made it all together in a way in which it seemed real in the book When an author can do that with competent professionalism you know you re on to a winner Yes there were clich s the handsomely charismatic young scientist the wealthy beyond dreams Jungle Jamboree estranged father the Armageddon disaster scenario but heck it was anxhilarating rip roaring ride The Copperhead eclectic mix of characters made for interesting readingspecially one in particular during the closing chapters I shall say no about that though because I m sworn to spoiler secrecy If you love science space and adventure you can t go far wrong with WormholesThanks to Dennis and Joanne Meredith for inviting me to review this book My opinion is my honest viewhttpbarnseybooksblogspotcouk20 Wormholes teeters right on the How To Cook Bouillabaisse In 37 Easy Steps edge of becoming a campy Syfy disaster movie The plot was definitely farnough out there to ualify it However a steady hand with writing and a great Video Game Addiction Worldwide effort to avoid cheesy lines and dashing heroesheroines produced a satisfyingly serious readThat s not to say it s a completely believable one I had trouble accepting a few points in the story mostly things dealing with the characters themselves A geologist and a theoretical astrophysicist definitely have their work cut out for them when it comes to a few decidedly spaced out adventures Without giving too much away one of my main issues was the uniueness of the characters and the breadth of their knowledge By that I mean that one character is apparently the only one that can think outside the box to solve problems and another who is collegeducated with a sciences degree has no idea what a black hole is Who doesn t know wh It s a pleasure to discover a talented author I had not known of before Wormholes A Novel by Dennis Meredith Glyphus Press link is a first rate thriller in the best tradition of hard science fiction What an House Of Stone enjoyable break from thendless militarized or fantasized sci fi that has overrun the field of lateA series of reports of strange and deadly phenomena catch the interest of theoretical physicist Gerald Meier who Blood Magic enlists geologist Dacey Livingstone and others in his investigation to find out what they are and how they re connected And by the way to save the planetOur Earth revolves around the Sun and our Sun located midway in one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way begins to pass through a region of space where there are defects in the space time continuum allowing wormholes to open at random connecting different universes with I might add potentially disastrous results for our world and the solar system at largeDennis Meredith s Wormholes reminds me a lot of the work of Michael Crichton in that the science in the story is closenough to Gotcha existing theory to make the reader a believer that this could all happen It s also keptnough in check as to #not slow down the storyThere s a wonderful likable cast of #slow down the storyThere s a wonderful likable cast of and the descriptions of the wormhole Crayon Shinchan Vol 37 events are fast paced vivid and in some cases downright scaryWormholes would make one heck of a movie It s a terrific and well written book that gave me several hours ofngrossed reading Book Info Genre Speculative FictionReading Level Adult there is also a YA version availableRecommended for fans of speculative fictionTrigger Warnings mention of domestic violence in the pastMy Thoughts All in all this is a fairly An English Commentary On The Rhesus Medea Hippolytus Alcestis Heraclidae Supplices And Troades Of Euripides entertaining book I m no physicist so I can t tell you how accurate the science is but it seems plausible in a rather fantastical wayThe one complaint I had was the method the author used forxposition He would have one character bring something up that he felt needed Love Was Never Mine explanation and then have another characterxplain what it meant The reason this bothered me is that some of the lack of knowledge shown by some of the characters is very unrealistic For xample Dacey has a PhD admittedly in Geology but has no idea what a black hole is I mean come onBECAUSE THE AUTHOR MADE IT ALL
I know what a black hole is So ssentially unrealistic holes in characters knowledgeHowever other than that I was highly ntertainedknow what a black hole is So ssentially unrealistic holes in characters knowledgeHowever other than that I was highly Prosecuted But Not Silenced entertained the story The characters are all well rounded and developed and there is plenty of action to keep the readerngaged If you Unsere Drei Stanisluse enjoy speculative fiction heavy on the science definitely check this one outDisclosure I received an galley from NetGalley Something is devouring Earth A suburban house in Oklahoma vanishes into a roaring abyss A supertanker at sea suffers a fiery destruction A blast in China drills a gigantic cavern into a mountainside A severed arm plummets from the sky in Missouri Could these catastrophes possibly be related Intrepid geologist Dacey Livingstone is nearly killed by her first attempt to. .
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Should collapse instantly revert to one side mutual xclusivity Even if it didn t collapse the odds say life there would be impossible too hot too cold matter too dispersed atoms not holding together The Lord Peter Wimsey Radio Dramas elements notxisting and any matter coming through would change state because the forces pushing and pulling it have changedI know I m asking for trouble here because I sense the author has a scientific background but I can t help myself when the ball is rolling I guess what I mean is is this an xtra dimensional wormhole structure which connects two areas of the same universe in which the same laws apply I think so or is it an xtra dimensional wormhole structure that connects our universe to different universes where different laws apply I don t think that worksA related problem okay same problem different application is the rescue mission A second wormhole is used to reach people stranded by the first I can t see any reason why the second wormhole would open in the same universe at all let alone in any realistic proximity to the Henri Cartier Bresson end of the first wormhole Even if it formed comparatively very closeg one solar system away without a map of the other side it would be hard to bring the two together If their dimensions are somehow linked to ours geographical point position in 3D won t obey uantum superposition rules over in dimension number 2 I think although that assumes the small scale and large scale will obey the same laws over there when they don t here If it works in proximal space this also suggests that the Earth system is rubbing up at right angles against the same other area of our own Universe ie that the three dimensional topographic plane has folded and we re meeting the same place on the other side two close points here two close points there which would xplain the rescue hole appearing nearby although I think I ve said the same thing in four different ways Congratulations me So the author is right I don t have to snog a beardy postgrad physicist and I m free to cool my aching head down in this bucket of water Whoosh slosh splosh and on to the next book Full disclosure I received a copy of this book free through Goodreads First Reads programWeird vents have been happening all over the world Grace Happens either matter is disappearing or appearing and often with disastrous results for those nearby One scientist figures out what s happening psst the answer s in the title and then works to harness this powerI m afraid I never really got into this book The premise is an interesting one from a distance but there are just too many issues with the plot In short it never felt real which isspecially a shame considering how it mostly tried to stick to an Earth based plot with scientists investigating a new phenomenon rather than Beyond All Reason explore the wilder frontiers of SFOne of the big problems was that the characters and world in general seem to take too long to reach conclusions that should be obvious and often it s all the same guy making the discoveries I can just barely accept that the novel s scientist protagonist may be the first one to realize wormholes are causing all the variety of weird problems Butven if the book wasn t called Wormholes I think I and a lot of other people who are fans of science fiction would make that connection at least as a possibility so scientists absolutely should have in fairness it s uite possible the character knew right away but was cagey about his ideas to How To Tempt A Tycoon Savage Tales 5 Invitation To Eden 24 everybodylse in the story and perhaps other scientists were the same I can give that one a pass But when other problems come up in tracking or controlling the wormholes or saving Secrets In The Fire everybody from a threat and that same scientist is STILL the one who figures outvery development Fast And Easy Emotional Trauma And Ptsd Treatment except one insight provided by his love interest who s not a physicist at all when the whole world is aware of the phenomenon That s just too simplistic and feels like poor writing in the mostgregious cases In fact when there comes a big threat that for a time The Marvel Super Heroes Guide Book everyone in the world thinks it s hopeless there was an obvious solution that I came up with immediately but nobodylse seems to until the main character decides it s just the thing to do A lone scientist hero who solves verything can work in a story where the science is secret but when the whole world s watching it s not believable A few times I was crying out just for a few references to problems being solved thanks to a paper by a scientist in another lab lsewhere in the world that we never heard from before or see again but who kept up on the initial theory and made his little contribution THAT s how science is done and it s lovelier for that And ven leaving aside how the discoveries #are made it s not really presented in a very ntertaining manner #made it s not really presented in a very Hola Amigos entertaining manner first third of the book isveryone investigating and figuring out that a lot of disparate phenomenon are actually due to wormholes But Wormholes A Novel is the title of the book so it s hardly like it ll be a surprise to the reader Instead it feels like a slog as characters trudge slowly towards the conclusion the readers knew about from the cover page And later in the book it seems to not be that interested in directly Their Words Are Music exploring the wider potential of the scientific developments that wormholes present to the human species and how it might affect their society we re merely told about all the wild potential and the action instead sticks mostly to mundane tech problems that can cost lives or risk the whole world and solutions Now that kind of book CAN workspecially in science fiction You can produce a work that s about how science is done the tension leading to the discovery rather than the discovery itself but it takes a skillful writer to pull it off and as I just mentioned the struggles to figure out what s going on and sudden insights by the hero don t feel genuine The book does have some Manikam Kalbu entertaining scenes of the damage the uncontrolled wormholes bring to the Earth but it s not worth the long wait The only time I thought Okay cool we re getting into interesting territory here only about 23 of the way into the book andven that plotline is swiftly abandoned for another My favorite part of the book was the brief Oxford Specialist Handbook Of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology And Nutrition Oxford Specialist Handbooks In Paediatrics exploration of an alien planet and that was genuinely cool for a while but far too shortThe characters are a little on the one dimensional side it s not as bad an issue as the plotting and the author seems to be trying to give them depth but they come off a little like the sort of one note archetypes you d see in a disaster movie In fact the book could probably be adapted into a prettyntertaining disaster film as there s a lot of good visuals and a threat that hasn t been done to death The worst is probably the scientist "hero who seems to be constructed almost from a template of a Heroic Scientist Brilliant "who seems to be constructed almost from a template of a Heroic Scientist Brilliant and Caring Incredibly Rich with a few problems but mostly they highlight his good ualities he s got Daddy issues with a jerky father to contrast what a great caring guy he is he s a little awkward but doesn t let it stop him and all his peers come to ridicule his theory but he ll show them he turns out to be right The rest of the cast are better but mostly they don t come alive and worse the poor plotting comes into play here as well as the team that Principles Of Wood Science And Technology eventually winds up investigating the wormholes thoroughly once they re tamed includes a geologist two cops and a medicalxaminer all of whom just happened to be investigating sites of wormhole activity and got friendly with the Heroic Scientist rather than being particularly ualified or suited to be on the frontiers of science They don t organically form a team or seem like they belong together and it renders The Greeks Chosen Wife even the ones I like like the cops ridiculous when I have to suspend my disbelief not for thexotic physics causing the wormholes to act as they do but just to accept why these guys are still playing driving roles in the book I m being a little harsh here particularly for what I think is a first novel but only because I genuinely think there s a chance for improvement It s not a total trainwreck There s nothing wrong with the prose style itself It s got some genuinely tense moments of action there are some vivid descriptions that provoke a sense of wonder and it flowed well from sentence to sentence ven if there were problems with the overall pacing of the plot The scientific underpinnings of the story I can t judge whether they re correct but they re at least plausible and believable And as I said the characters are mostly okay compared to some arly SF works that are still considered classics they re well ahead of the game But we re not in that Infectious Diseases Infectious Diseases era any where the science and the idea arenough they have to all come together in a compelling plot I don t think they do that here but I think the author can get there in future works if he pays a little attention to plotting and pacing and cut out the lements that don t work. Ihilate the planet Brilliantly original Wormholes reflects Albert Einstein's famous assertion that Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine it is stranger than we can imagine Veteran science writer Dennis Meredith has crafted this cosmic adventure drawing on his decades of xperience working at leading research universities such as Caltech MIT Cornell and Duk. N Archies Double Digest The Archie Digest Library No 147 exchange for an honest review All opinions are my ownSynopsis Something is devouring Earth A suburban house in Oklahoma vanishes into a roaring abyss A supertanker at sea suffers a fiery destruction A blast in China drills a gigantic cavern into a mountainside A severed arm plummets from the sky in Missouri Could these catastrophes possibly be related Intrepid geologist Dacey Livingstone is nearly killed by her first attempt to plumb the mystery a perilous descent into a house swallowing sinkhole Still determined she joins withccentric physicist Gerald Meier in a uest that takes them from the ocean s depths to interstellar space What are these Les Misrables exotic wormholes that threaten Earth Can their secrets be discovered their powerven harnessed Or will they spawn a celestial monster that will annihilate the planet Brilliantly original Wormholes reflects Albert Einstein s famous assertion that Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine it is stranger than we can imagine Knowing that the author spent his previous career in the world of science xplains why the science in this book is very solid and well detailed Everything that happens in this novel comes off as completely believable and if I had not known some of the science covered beforehand the parts of the book where he jumps from actual science into speculation would have all seemed like fact He also does a good job with the thriller aspects of this book The chase for answers and then solutions is interesting and at times pushed me to read faster in order to find out what was going to happen next There are parts of this book that strongly reminded me of Carl Sagan s Contact both in the way the science is approached and in how Meredith dealt with the government and scientific community s reactions to the main characters and their uestThe author does an xcellent job of showing how amazing acts of nature can destroy and wreck our structured Dead Season environment Meredith seemed to have a certain glee when writing the scenes of carnage and devastationThat might be where the real big fault I have with this book comes from The book takes a very long time to get going The story didn t feel like it really started until almost forty percent through reading it which might be the longest set up I havever read in a story While I can understand the need to set up these wormholes and their destructive power Mr Meredith seems to be a bit over Find You And You Find Everything enad with this setup We could have done with just 2 scenes showing us their power say the opening scene and the destruction of the super tanker That would have beennough to get what was going on give the main characters something to investigate and set the stage Unfortunately the author felt the need to write many other instances of wormholes causing havoc I get that he wanted to show the difference aspects of the wormholes in order to set up later Stripped Down Dangerous 2 events but those could of have been condensed into just a couple ofxamples and the result would have been the same As it is the reader has to slog through the first half of the book waiting for something interesting to happenHowever if you can make it through all of the setup once the story gets going it really moves at a fast pace and is worth reading Dennis Meredith is a good writer and has the ability to keep the reader A Voice Within engaged when he wants to While not my favorite sci fi book it was none the less annjoyable read and one I would recommend to anyone who likes hard science fictions or books like ContactDisclaimer I received this book for free in Soviet Marxism exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review This is a solidly compiled adventure thatxplores an old theoretical physics model then science fiction concept in an 3 The Heroic Legend Of Arslan Book 3 entertaining way with medium paced storytelling and it then presents a good twist that the reader almost certainly wouldn t have thought of on their own I wouldn t say this book wasxtraordinary throughout or the only source you Mimar Koca Sinan ever need to learn about wormholes but I would strongly recommend the author send it to several the main sci fi archive collections in the world because this may be the first time anyone has put the next step of concept development included here into fiction I might be incorrect but this isn t something I can check uickly so add a comment if you ve seen the following before Specifically this book presents passing through a wormhole disengaging the Earthnd and then steering it from the other Herries Ashford And Robinson Taster Collection 201411 Rescued By The Viscount The Rakes Bargain The Wrong Cowboy end to potentiallyxplore previously inaccessible reaches of our own galaxy With no inertia the limits of physical speed would melt and travel distance would no longer be governed by the human life span because you d only begin travelling through after the wormhole had got there Count me in please packs towel and satchelAs a fictional work on wormholes this story includes verything the layperson would look for to cover that subject and importantly it doesn t ape other wormhole influences Pratchett s The Long Earth the TV show Sliders Stargate Deep Space 9 tc so the reader is getting something fresh and dare I say it realistic with this There are things which are necessarily alike such as casting two well Harmoney educated scientist characters a radical thinker man similar roles were Dr Fox Mulder in X Files and Professor Daniel Jackson in Stargate and a bright independent womang Dr Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park but I can t imagine dim or unscientific people would be the first humans to bring such a phenomenon as this under control so of course it would be people of this type Dimensionally I ve just looked at myself out of the corner of my ye but it probably won t happenIn this the arrival of the wormholes is made as realistic as possible the leading characters then being drawn together and pulled in if you ll forgive a pun There s nothing supernatural about this story as it is all published and accepted physics with the possible xception of magnetic containment working but on that uibble below Although the vents are arguably US centred the author develops the idea at a global level and I think avoids the trap of whenever anything visits Earth it always lands in Central Park and wants to meet the same person not my leader thanks The author also has a good line in non terrestrial animal design avoiding the childish trap of imagining aliens as fitting the standard terrestrial vertebrate pattern head on top four
rib cage central spinal axis which xists because Earthlings all share a common ancestor which would not be in with non terrestrial life The author is also correct when he says that any astrophysicist or physicist you ask can tell you there are other dimensions that the ones we see Mathematically that s correct and we can model multi dimensional shapes with data visualization to get our heads around the idea add a length scale add breadth add height and then add another at a right angle to those Easier that going around Hyde Park Corner on a mopedThe writing flaws were fairly marginal I think I just spotted one spelling mistake it sits in this long book so that s pretty amazing by modern standards ie to have a smooth readOn the mechanical side my flow of consciousness travels into deep intangible places and I might be badly wrong and tripping over my own brain stem but I don t think that in our four dimensional reality length breadth height and time within the two standard physical models that we could influence a wormhole s geographical boundaryhorizon position using magnetism or the strong or weak nuclear force unless it did not involve a #SEPARATE UNIVERSE DIMENSION IN OTHER WORDS #universe dimension In other words I m a nerd but to use the author s method of describing dimensions at right angles to our own If you label our dimensions a b c and d and a wormhole opens to another dimension of f g and h the physical laws are only compatible if it is in another part of our own Universe folded space and the Newtonian and uantum settings match How To Be A Jewish Mother exactly the same settings for physical conditions in separate universes is billions to one Then again the settings which allow life toxist in this universe are also fine tuned to an improbability of a similar magnitude don t use the word design don t go there If I m correct I could knock on a door at this university to find out if that s possible but I owe too many favours already the scientist characters should conclude that if you can move the diameter of the aperture or the hole s location with anything showing the same physical settings across the boundary The Jesus Prayer even if you re only testing magnetism that indicates an immensely high probability that the wormhole mustxist within the same universe as us the other The Sea Wolf end is far away So why go to the othernd to steer it within our Universe if you can do the same thing from this nd If the wormhole is connected from ours to an alternative pocket universe or uniue set of dimensions the framework. Plumb the mystery a perilous descent into a house swallowing sinkhole Still determined she joins with ccentric physicist Gerald Meier in a uest that takes them from the ocean's depths to interstellar space What are these xotic wormholes that threaten Earth Can their secrets be discovered their power ven harnessed Or will they spawn a celestial monster that will ann.limbs rib cage central spinal axis which xists because Earthlings all share a common ancestor which would not be in