Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Quantum Night cover blurb

by Rob - December 1st, 2015.
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Here’s the cover blurb for Quantum Night, my 23rd novel, being published three months from today, on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, simultaneously in hardcover, audiobook, and ebook:


ROBERT J. SAWYER’s novels are “intelligent, literate, and immensely readable explorations of the biggest ideas there are.”* Now the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Red Planet Blues, FlashForward, and the WWW trilogy explores the thin line between good and evil that every human being is capable of crossing …

Experimental psychologist Jim Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Jim is shocked to discover that he has lost his memories of six months of his life from twenty years previously — a dark time during which he himself committed heinous acts.

Jim is reunited with Kayla Huron, his forgotten girlfriend from his lost period and now a quantum physicist who has made a stunning discovery about the nature of human consciousness. As a rising tide of violence and hate sweeps across the globe, the psychologist and the physicist combine forces in a race against time to see if they can do the impossible — change human nature — before the entire world descends into darkness.

* The Halifax Chronicle-Herald

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6 Responses to Quantum Night cover blurb

  1. Looks great! Can’t wait till March 1. You always do stories that are enjoyable to read and worth thinking about later. So happy you are blending my two favourite genres, sci-fi and mystery.

  2. Met you in Canandaigua, N.Y. last year during discussion of “Terminal Experiment”. I s this the new book containing some of the Gurdjieff ideas?

  3. Hi, Victoria. QUANTUM NIGHT is an exploration of quantum physics and David Chalmers’s “philosopher’s zombie” thought experiment; it doesn’t touch on the work of Gurdjieff, but I do hope you’ll enjoy it!

  4. Victoria A. Hunter

    Hello Rob-
    Well here it is Feb. and I am waiting impatiently for your new book – any proofreaders copies lying around? The cover blurb makes it sound very exciting. I hope the book does well!
    Am certainly going to look up the philosophers zombie.
    Hope you do create a book based on the Gurdjieff ideas – would be fascinating to see what sorts of characters you could bring to life
    Best of luck,

  5. Too late to proofread, I’m afraid! I got my finished copies of the book yesterday (and it goes on sale three weeks from today). :D

  6. I’m nursing my copy of “Quantum Night,” reading a chapter a night, to prolong the reading experience. I’m prepared to regard it, now three-quarters finished, as Rob’s best novel so far, an immense accomplishment — best in the sense of being accomplished, exciting, engrossing, good-humoured, informative, thought-provoking … and very Canadian!. JRC

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