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Link Paperback – January 20, 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 365 pages
  • Publisher: Infinity Publishing (January 20, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0741413485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0741413482
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,159,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've had over 50 years of product research, design engineering, product development, manufacturing, product management and general management experience in high volume consumer and commercial hard goods. I've placed over 65 products into production, monitoring pilot production in the U.S., Ireland, France, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China, so I've enjoyed meeting people in many countries (www.beiswenger.com).

I am named on over 30 U.S. and foreign utility patents as a result, the most recent including color LCD touch display technology, digital alarm clock electronics, fingerprint scanning technology, surgical instrument sterilization and bioterrorism and epidemic detection and control technology. I'm a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, having studied at Marquette University School of Engineering and at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

I try to write from my experience and expertise. I wrote the Link, Village, and Bridge series of novels to explore an astonishing hypothesis which I developed over a dozen years. Through my novels, especially LINK, I like to let the reader be present right alongside the scientists as they uncover some of the very secrets of Creation, and while test subjects are taken back in time to recall ancestral memories, a process key to proving the existence of the human soul.

The Atemporal Particle Theory is an update of my non-fiction, The Truly Astonishing Hypothesis, developed the hypothesis further with comments on Dr. Francis Crick's book, The Astonishing Hypothesis, and Jeff Hawkin's brilliant book, On Intelligence. The Atemporal Particle Theory goes much further. It explains out-of-body experiences and why individuals can enter the spiritual state through sensory deprivation.

The Theory also explains near-death experiences, which have been scientifically documented. It also explains hyperthymesia, the ability of some to have an extremely detailed autobiographical memory. But most interesting of all, the Theory explains the savant syndrome, a condition in which a person demonstrates abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal, even though they may have neurodevelopmental disorders or brain injuries.

You too will discover more, once you read The Atemporal Particle Theory.

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393 of 460 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
Published in 1981, the short story "They Died Twice" by Alan Hathaway included, among other things, a machine developed for the express purpose of delving into ancestral memories. "Link" is a clear rip-off of this now 31 year old classic tale. While this reviewer would nominally ignore such things as there is no such thing as a new idea, the author's insistence of suing a company for essentially the same thing he did in 2003 deserves a low rating.

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As an addendum to the above explanation, as many sites throughout he blogosphere and tumblrverse quoting my wording misunderstand the content and message. In no way am I accusing Mr. Beiswenger of stealing or otherwise plagiarizing "They Died Twice". The purpose was to demonstrate that creative minds can, and frequently do, create works with plot devices that are remarkably similar to one another. Ancient societies have creation stories that are similar to one another in ways that almost indicate that such creation stories could be true. For example, the Maya have story elements that could be confused for the Biblical story of Noah's Ark despite the two cultures never having come in contact until thousands of years after the stories were originally developed. "They Died Twice" was selected as it is an incredibly obscure book that Mr. Beiswenger could not have possibly known about. The only references I've been able to find on this book were a 12 year old defunct website that provided a short summary of the story and, when doing research to find out the publication of the story, was only able to find reference of it in a book called "Literary Afterlife: The Posthumous Continuations of Author's Fictional Characters".
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43 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Asher on May 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
So i decided to read this book on principal. I wanted to make an informed decision based on both sides of the whole law suit. the fact is, he himself stole a lot of ideas from other people and no credit was given to those individuals in the actual science community. and as some of the others have said the grammer and editing of this book was atrocious. not to mention that the book is almost 10 years old and is still 20 bucks. for a paper back? seriously?
his lawsuit was obviously a play to get sales. and it kinda worked. i did in fact buy the book. so judging the book based on the contents only, this is a horrible, dull book
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32 of 44 people found the following review helpful By SewerCider on May 10, 2012
Format: Paperback
It's my sincere hope that Nintendo doesn't sue Beiswinger. The name Link is clearly taken from Nintendo's hit franchise, "The Legend of Zelda". Furthermore there are clearly stolen themes, such as; "fantasy", "fictional", "bipedal", "words", and "a battle between good and evil". This book lacks originality from the front cover to the "about the author" section. It was such a painful read that I now use it for punishment when my children won't go to bed on time. I say, "Get to bed, or else Daddy's gonna' read 'Link' to you." Well, hahahaha, you should see those little scamps race to bed when I say that!! Save your money potential buyers and save your money Mr. Beiswinger, because I'm sure Nintendo is filing the paperwork necessary to take you to court.
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50 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Mr Frost on April 20, 2012
Format: Paperback
Boring at best with a clear subtext that can only be described as contemptuous and egotistical. Due to the attention surrounding this book and the author, I read it to see for myself if the negative feedback was accurate... and I'm not convinced it isn't. An average book on its own, with a base idea that IS NOT ORIGINAL (contrary to the lawsuits), the book does manage to stand its own regarding the premise but it stops there.

To everyone rating this just because of the controversy... at least read the thing first and decide for yourself. Don't rate the author, rate the book. That said, I found it equally bad regardless...
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Molly on May 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
Okay, so I read this book a while back because one of my friends happened to have it and I thought it looked interesting. It has potential to be good, but it just didn't quite do it for me. I did some research into the author and discovered that he's an engineer. See, fiction and non-fiction works are two completely different entities, and the writing style simply cannot be the same for both. When dealing with fiction, an author has to really put effort into drawing the reader in, instead of stating facts. Because the author didn't really understand this aspect, I feel that the book lost a lot of it's charm, if it had any to begin with.

Moving on to the recent controversy. I read this book before I played Assassin's Creed, and while playing the game, I didn't think of it at all. The basis of the lawsuit is pretty much ridiculous. A machine that takes you back to live your ancestor's lives-- first of all, there's research that's been done on genetic memories, so it's easy to think of that and twist it into something sci-fi. Avatar used a similar machine, as well. I'm sure if someone wanted to, they could find a ton of examples. My point is that anybody can find similarities between two things. Basically anyone who's ever taken a language arts/humanities class has had to write some kind of compare and contrast essay. It really isn't hard to look at two pieces of work and pick out every bit that happens to be the same, and if everyone took the route that this author did, there would be lawsuits everywhere.

As a final statement, I really do think it's unwise to sue Ubi over this. It's like the guy who sued JK Rowling; you see something popular and you're driven by greed to try and edge in on the profits.
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