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"A veritable head trip; yet rooted in a believable and sometimes visceral near-future."Grey is a high performing student with attitude. Aled is torn between his morals and his... Read more
"A veritable head trip; yet rooted in a believable and sometimes visceral near-future."Grey is a high performing student with attitude. Aled is torn between his morals and his desires. They live in a world where those who believe in absolute truth are on a collision course with those who don't. Society is becoming dangerously polarised and despite a thread of history that binds Aled and Grey together they take opposite sides in the conflict; she is recruited by The Project and he is given custody of The Proof of Existence.Against the backdrop of a failing society and experiments to find the link between quantum physics and a supreme being, the real question that unfolds is..."Who chooses your reality?"
An exciting, accessible sci fi novel set in London
Is Quantum Confessions & Aled's quest for the truth a futurist fantasy or a glimpse of things to come? QC takes you into the future. Not so far that the sights and sounds of London are not recognisable but far enough to imagine a world with ground breaking technology but a breakdown in the universal understanding of the concept of truth. Oram takes you on a journey that considers quantum physics, spirituality, family and friendship. It's entertaining and enlightening and portrays a sinister vision of an alternative future world. This has been my first foray into the word of sci-fi - it definitely won't be my last.
The full review can be seen at http://blog.wordery.com/2014/08/have-your-say-katrina-describes-quantum.html, below is a snippet.
Stephen Oram’s debut dystopian novel ‘Quantum Confessions’ makes a daring attempt to build a premise around quantum theory (something that even Einstein found difficult to come to terms with) and then fuse it with spirituality and religion. The originality of this idea makes the novel a challenging but interesting read and Oram certainly succeeds in laying out the basics of quantum theory clearly and succinctly. Stephen Oram’s vision of a near-future society plays upon modern technological progress, widening divisions in society and basic human needs and beliefs in family, relationships and the institutions surrounding them, resulting in a complex and stimulating journey for any reader.
Stephen Oram writes science fiction and is lead curator for near-future fiction at Virtual Futures. He enjoys working collaboratively with scientists and future-tech people - they do the science, he does the fiction.
He's been a hippie-punk, religious-squatter and an anarchist-bureaucrat; he thrives on contradictions.
He is published in several anthologies and has two published novels, Quantum Confessions and Fluence. His recent collection of sci-fi shorts, Eating Robots and Other Stories, was described by the Morning Star as one of the top radical works of fiction in 2017.
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