Once this found, and the characters began using it, the story really got confusing.
The science is plausible even if the multiple universe concept of quantum mechanics is only an interpretation of the theory and very difficult to prove.
Besides some really good action, strong characters, with their interesting flaws and conflicting agendas helped keep me engaged..
McAuley's character-fueled spy-novel swing through multiple alternate universes has the occasional cool telling detail, and makes one yearn not only for a sequel, but a prequel.Published 5 months ago by Christopher B. Shay
...if a little too flippant with time, occasionally. The setup - the CIA having agents move between the timelines to make a greater, Multiverse-aware America - is good, but there... Read morePublished 13 months ago by eaeolian
Multiverse alternate history stories have been used to explore historical issues at least since H. Beam Piper's Paratime stories of the late 1940s and 50s, but the past 30 years or... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Russell Cashman
Outstanding alt history novel. This book could be a great Hollywood flick. As always, Paul mcauley mixes hard sci fi with great story-telling, without getting bogged down with too... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jdnoles
Alternate history meets the american empire. Delightful asides, and blissful irony makes for the most entertaining read I've had this year. Read it, your will not be disappointedPublished on September 6, 2012 by Just reading
I'm biased because I liked everything else McAuley wrote a lot. This is definitely not his best. He was seemingly trying to write a "hard boiled PI" novel, and it's not his strong... Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by truri
Paul McAuley is quickly becoming one of my favorite SF authors. This is only the third book of his that I've read, but I have really liked all three (Quiet War and Gardens of the... Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by A. Tady
Paul McAuley combines familiar story elements and characters and adds enough spice with the intriguing setting to give the plot a unique flavor. Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by Josh Vogt
When I was a kid I read a novel by Keith Laumer called Worlds of the Imperium. Worlds of the Imperium was (and still is) a kick-ass science fiction novel involving an American... Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Kindle Customer