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While delving into mysteries of electromagnetism, unearthing mysteries of history, revealing suppressed science, unraveling philosophy of quantum mechanics, and untangling government conspiracies, our young hero even tackles man’s ultimate mystery . . . girls!
The novel takes all of these subjects seriously while weaving them entertainingly into the story. And while evading secret agents, engineering daring escapes, recruiting cohorts, infiltrating the enemy, thwarting assassins, and outsmarting the politically correct, our hero still faces college tribulations. Yet, even his class problems are entertaining!
There are fun and useful insights into evading government tracking, the advantage of military surplus laptops and versions of XP, techniques of anonymous email and search routing, obtaining secure software, and . . . being a friend of George P. Burdell! (Look him up.)
Schantz’s wide ranging presentation of social, historical, political, and science developments is seriously relevant to today’s culture . . . cleverly, scarily, and humorously illustrating the threats, tactics, mindsets, and emotional motives of collectivist villains and their “useful idiots.” This, along with the rational, ethical orientation of his heroes, is great stuff and excitingly reminiscent of Ayn Rand’s work – which he admires (see Afterwards website link).
A novel “finer than a toad hair split four ways.”
Schanze captures the current SJW craze on campuses and the razors edge that Engineering and hard science students must walk to survive 4-years in University. Engineering 4 Engineers!
There are a number of, dare I say it, MacGuffins, in this story. I laughed when early in book there was a Smith chart that Peter didn’t recognize. Guess in that alternative universe, Smith chart is not on the Extra class license exam. But knew right away that they would resonate throughout the story.
About only false note in the story was some new players who show up near the end of story. Who they are is foreshadowed in the story, but how know about Peter is not explained and they really have little impact on outcome. Guess that is setup for a future story.
The one thing I missed from the story was after Peter suffers though Diffy-Q math class, he didn’t take the Electrical Engineering class on Analysis and learn about impulse and step functions, which mathematicians will not teach, but make life of an EE easier.
In fairness, I had to dig deep for criticisms because I wanted to help the author hit the next one (even further) out of the park! Overall this is a great read, and very thought-provoking if you are a fan of theoretical or speculative science. Like others, I could not put it down, and I found myself caring about the characters.
Earlier this week Jordan Peterson was interviewed on Brit TV Channel 4 by Cathy Newman. In 30 minutes Ms. Newman permitted Professor Peterson to destroy all the major talking points of the SJW narrative of the female wage gap war. The video went viral. The Right was ecstatic and the Left was aghast.
Subsequently, beginning with a report by Channel 4 and spread by the Guardian newspaper/site, it was claimed that Ms Newman had received vulgar insults and death threats. And the Guardian, in its patented smarmy way, said that there was no suggestion that Prof. Peterson was responsible. And other media continued the non-denial denial of suggestion.
No mention was made that the SJW/Progs were furious that Ms Newman had 1) let them down and 2) had provided the hated "alt-right favorite" a platform to begin with.
Mr. Schantz's novel provides us with the rationale for the SJW motive for the hate filled missives she allegedly received.
The Guardian was criticized for not showing any evidence at all in their first publication. Subsequently, a the few redacted tweets have been provided to the news media presumably by Channel 4. At this point in time, and contrary to the norm, no names have been are attached to the tweets. Are they trying to protect the identity of the right-wing creeps they have been attempting to link to the verbal assaults? Curious that.
For this bit of insight into the MO of the SJW, I recommend reading this novel.