Saturday, 12 February 2011

Phantoms of the Quantum Rift

Phantoms of the Quantum Rift is my new Science Fiction short story of 12,000 words. Click here to go straight to the sample: Phantoms of the Quantum Rift

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A global network of quantum generators is activated but instead of providing universal power, black tentacles of quantum fog drag individuals through a rift in space time.

Then the phantoms appear. Are they the dead returning or the living trapped in the wrong dimension? Dave joins the official programme that tries to put everything back as it was but he has troubles of his own: his wife is missing.

5.0 out of 5 stars Clever story, February 12, 2011
Helen Smith (London)
 I have read Peter Salisbury's two novels, Passengers to Sentience and Passengers to Zeta Nine, so I was looking forward to this short story. It doesn't disappoint. In fact, I think it's my favourite of his so far.

Once again, the relationship between a man and a woman is central to the plot. In this case, the relationship is in jeopardy, and I found it quite moving. The author speculates about how technology would work in a future world and comes up with some very interesting ideas. Imagine if physics lessons were fun - that will give you an idea of how Peter Salisbury's books work.

I really liked the time travel/parallel world elements to the story. I don't want to give too much away, but something happens that causes a rift... the world is in chaos. Can it be repaired? Can the lost people be saved?

We learn about Quantum Fog and The Wanderers. My favourite line in the story: "Where is my hundred per cent Susie?"