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A handful of collapsons in low orbit had become--seemingly overnight--a nested cage of fractured spacetimes, one within the other like wooden babushka dolls, magical ones, straining at the very underpinnings of universal law. And orbiting right overhead!
Towaji and Sykes labor to save the Queendom and outwit the saboteur trying to wreck the Ring, all the while burdened by a byzantine and bureaucratic social structure with demands for party appearances, verbal sparring, and quick thinking. While those of us who aren't physics mavens might quail at some of the terms and ideas McCarthy casually uses, it's his characters and story that make The Collapsium a book to savor, a complex and layered story in the grand tradition of science fiction's masters. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is a sweet little gem of a book that combines good storytelling with wild science that really hangs together quite well. Read morePublished on May 2 2003 by Arref Mak
Easily one of the most enchanting, touching, books I have read in a long time. Do yourself a favor: just read the first few pages. You'll be immediately hooked!Published on March 5 2003 by Coldwine
The Collapsium is one of the best books I've read. It has a style that is reminescent of earlier pulp sci-fi stories, and yet all its own. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2003 by Tyler Stewart
This is one of the most original works of SF that I have seen in a while. Of all the stories that deal with the subject of black holes, I don't think it ever occured to anyone... Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2002 by Alan Deikman
This one really took me away from the humdrum of 21st century earth. McCarthy takes you on a wild ride where physics is almost magic. I had a great time with this one!Published on Oct. 31 2001
'Light' on the science and heavy on fiction but fun to read and that the most important part.Published on June 7 2001 by Hypersion
I need to preface this review by stating that I have no scientific background. I've never studied physics and have little to no interest in hard science fiction. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2001 by Michael Scott
Wil McCarthy's new novel, The Collapsium, is built around such scientific speculations based on "edge science" ideas like using black holes as elementary particles. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2001 by Richard R. Horton