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- Book 1 of 2 in Little Universe (2 Book Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
Overall: 4 1/2 stars
Plot/Storyline: 4 1/2 stars
This was quite an inventive story. I don't know how realistic the science was (don't worry, the author kept it very simple), but it made for a marvelous story. As the little universe (it fit in a large room) expanded, the scientists found a number of planets with intelligent life. Most of these planets advanced their technology over time, but on one planet, the people and the technology never changed. When the secret of the planet was discovered, it challenged the scientists' beliefs and changed their lives forever.
The author described some fascinating planets in the micro-universe that Webster Adams created. It was interesting to observe how the planets' peoples and technologies changed every time the scientists "fast forwarded" time.
In the end, the author dealt with some weighty philosophical and spiritual issues. The New Age concepts that came into play may or may not be your cup of tea, but it was thought-provoking, to say the least.
Characters: 4 1/2 stars
The characters were well defined and were likable. Webster Adams befriended Jon Gruber, a local carpenter, and they completed the construction of the Universe Generator. Adams's daughter Whitney joined the team, and she and Jon developed a close relationship. Frank Maxwell, a financier, and two of his staff members, Jessica Baxter and Ian Nessen, completed the human team. The characters' relationships with each other provided much of the drama and the tension. There was also an artificial intelligence (AI) computer, nicknamed "Jim.Read more ›
The Little Universe by Jason Matthews rings true. Nobody would argue that it happened, but with a stretch, it's remotely believable that it could. In my opinion, believability is beyond the point in this case. This is science fiction with a spiritual twist and an in-depth exploration of human nature. Matthews' characters sizzle with life, bringing fears, doubts, desires and ethical issues popping to the foreground as vividly as if they involved people around your dinner table. The carefully crafted novel is a first-rate laboratory for exploring truth, however you perceive it.
Perhaps the most amazing aspect of the book is the way it explores cosmic issues of the origin of the universe and the path Earthlings are following without any specific doctrinal agenda. Readers are left to draw their own conclusions and interpret the outcome through the lenses of their own beliefs. This book is an excellent choice for book clubs and others wanting a neutral ground for fascinating discussion. Even if you don't buy into all the concepts, you'll enjoy the human interest aspect of the story line.
While the book is sci fi, it covers far more ground than that. All the while the characters continue to grow and conflicts arise. Yet the story keeps moving. Add a few twists and turns as the story comes to its climax and you have a real winner.
There is a reason why people keep giving this book 5 stars. Because it is worth it. Anytime you have a story this engrossing that makes you stop and think. Or makes you think about it while you are not reading it must be on to something. And this book certainly is.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really different. Somewhat of a technical stretch but I was able to suspend disbelieve in order to stay with it.
Entertaining and relevant.
I loved this book. I realize there are aspects that would be unrealistic, but I loved the spiritual component and the story kept me emotionally invested.Published 6 months ago by Rhonda R Sortor
I stumbled upon this book by accident while searching and I am so pleased that I did. The books construct, story line and the characters prevented me from putting it down. Read morePublished 10 months ago by K. G. Berquist
The story is interesting; somewhat thought provoking.... however the writing style is remedial.Published 10 months ago by Dan S Mt Sinai
Surprisingly good. I am not sure what I expected but this book exceeded it. Very interesting story. Read morePublished 11 months ago by JimB-Richmond
I have a high tolerance for fantasy and devour every sci-fi book by my favorite authors. Also, I read fast so I happily try out new authors and usually stick with a story even if... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sasha the book eater
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