Superposition by David Walton
Jacob Kelley’s family is turned upside down when an old friend turns up, waving a gun and babbling about an alien quantum intelligence. The mystery deepens when the friend is found dead in an underground bunker…apparently murdered the night before he appeared at Jacob’s house. Jacob is arrested for the murder and put on trial.
As the details of the crime slowly come to light, the weave of reality becomes ever more tangled, twisted by a miraculous new technology and a quantum creature unconstrained by the normal limits of space and matter. With the help of his daughter, Alessandra, Jacob must find the true murderer before the creature destroys his family and everything he loves.
This book is pretty science-heavy at times. I’m not the best with understandings of physics, so some things went over my head. If, like me, you’re not familiar with scientific stuff, this won’t be just an easy read. You’re going to have to think a lot. I found this both frustrating and refreshing. I typically read YA books (though I’m trying to get off that train and delve into more Adult books), so I’m used to just cruising through books easily. I’m not used to my brain being challenged by reading! However, I like using my brain, so it was a good experience for me. Even though I still don’t completely understand everything that happened in this book.
I thought this book was well done. Walton writes it in an intelligent way. It’s clear to me that he is a smart man.
The story was very good, very interesting, and unique. The characters were well-developed. While it is science heavy, the average person will still be able to enjoy the story. I’m rating this book a 4.5 instead of a five merely because it didn’t have that extra something that made me fall in love with it.
Best Aspect: Unique, well-written story.
Worst Aspect: It was just lacking that extra something, so I wasn’t able to fall in love with it.