by Greg Egan
On the utopian, man-made island, Stateless, Nobel Prize winner Violet Mosala is close to solving the greatest problem of her career - the quest for the ultimate Theory of Everything (TOE) is almost over.
Burned out by recording the abuses of biotech for his TV news syndicate, Andrew Worth grabs the chance to follow Violet's story.
In contrast the world of theoretical physics seems like an anaesthetised mathematical heaven, where everything is cool and abstract.
He could not have been more wrong. One by one Mosala's rival quantum physicists are disappearing from the scientific summit at Stateless.
But why? Is it something to do with Violet herself, or is there some other, more esoteric, force at work undermining the Theory of Everything Conference?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 07/02/2008
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780575081734