A time-travelling caper
While quietly studying prisms and light on his family’s Lincolnshire farm in the plague year of 1666, Isaac Newton suddenly finds himself transported to 2018. There he meets young Archie, who assumes that this curious character on a country riverbank is a local bumpkin with a few marbles missing.
It turns out that Newton is quantumly entangled, the victim of an experiment with physical laws way beyond even his own revolutionary insight. He’s not the only one caught in this plight: Archie becomes entangled with Isaac, unwittingly riding the timelines too. The pair end up on the run in two different ages, pursued by panicky scientists and agents of the law in the twenty-first century, and facing potentially lethal accusations of sorcery in the seventeenth. Can the combined talents of Newton and his modern colleagues untangle the mess?
Noel Hodson’s playful novel takes the reader on a spin through some sound(ish) science and some only slightly improbable scenarios in the easiest, most enjoyable introduction to quantum physics around.
Thank you, Noel Hodson and Eye/Lightning Books
About the author
Noel Hodson has been fascinated by science, particularly physics, all his life. He has published both academic books and fiction and writes a blog, which now includes his own Theory of Everything and Gravity. Noel has one wife, two daughters, and three grandchildren – a mathematical progression. He lives in Oxford.