The Alice Encounter [Paperback] john Gribbin

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SCIENCE FICTION Novel - Unsigned Paperback.
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A NOVEL by John Gribbin
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2014
EDITION Paperback
COVER ART Stephen Leary
PAGES 147
PRINT RUN unsigned
ISBN  978-1-848637-28-3

SYNOPSIS

There is about 10 times more dark matter (DM, also known here as Alice matter) than bright stuff in our Galaxy. The DMis spread out in a roughly uniformsphere (a spherical distribution of Alice stars), with our flattened disk Galaxy embedded in it. The “Alice matter”, is a kind of mirror image shadow stuff; the term “looking glassmatter” has been used by some scientists. Alicematter can be turned into ordinary matter (and vice versa) by sending it through a loop of Alice string, a naturally occurring cosmic phenomenon.

Aliens in the DM world, more advanced than we are, have discovered the trace of 10 per cent “normal” matter in “their” universe. And have come to investigate it.

Our disk is a perturbation that they are puzzled about.

John Gribbin is best known as "the master of popular science writing" (Sunday Times), with over a hundred non-fiction books to his credit. But his science fiction output, which includes The Sixth Winter, Innervisions and Double Planet, has also received critical acclaim. He has returned to writing Sf in 2009 after a gap of more than ten years, bringing to his new works of fiction much of the science that is making headlines in the 21st century.

Dr John Gribbin is a Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a long time fan of Buddy Holly. His novels, Timeswitch and The Alice Encounter, appeared from PS in hardcover in 2010 & 2011 respectively.
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