Sunday, May 14, 2017

Distiller: Doni Faber
Rating: 5/5 Stars

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
by Christopher Edge
Delacorte Press
May 30, 2017
(176 pages)

Happy Mother's Day!

This is a great mother's day read. What would you do if your mom died of cancer? And your famous physicist of a father told you that she might be alive in a parallel universe? The answer for Albie Bright is, anything he possibly can. He uses a radioactive banana, a cat, a quantum computer borrowed from his mom, and a cardboard box to trek across universes.

This book is utterly delightful. It felt both well-researched about current understandings of quantum physics and playful at the same time. (I doubt anyone will successfully travel via banana any time soon, but I wanted it to work for Albie, so that was good enough.)

This felt like the kind of multiverse book I've been looking for. Each world was mostly the same with only a few subtle or not-so-subtle differences. And Albie's motivation to find his dead mom was much more pure than some other multiverse scenarios I've read like extracting resources for money. The only problem with this book is that I wanted more of it.


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