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2.0 out of 5 starsReads Like Sci-Fi Pornographic Fantasy
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2019
That said, it has the annoying issue many science-focused fiction books do of throwing a ton of acronyms and terminology at you within the first chapter: DARPA, QTP, STR, STA, IQ, QTIP,D-Wave 2000Q, Cray XC30, etc. Instead of feeling immersive and interesting, it feels like an info dump, which I dislike. I pushed through it thought, and found the first sexual scene in the 2nd chapter, which seemed completely disconnected with the greater story. As I continued reading though, I found that every single female in the book was treated as a sexual object, which made the book feel more like I was reading some guy's wet dream rather than a well-developed sci-fi/fantasy tale. Even the greater story arc of Tim's depressing regarding his wife seemed disconnected from the rest of the story. It's not a bad story, but it was not at all what I was expecting to read from the book blurb and reviews. I would only recommend it to those who are specifically looking for a heavily sexualized science-based fantasy.
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2019
I was always a huge fan of The Twilight Zone, so this book was something I knew I'd like from the first few pages. There's plenty of the old beloved TV series in the DNA of Tetrastatum, but a healthy dose of The Matrix as well. What if everything we think we know is up for grabs?
Unlike so many sci-fi novels, Tetrastatum includes two things that set it apart: well-drawn characters and very cool illustrations. I found myself spending up to 5 minutes at a time on a few of the drawings because they help unravel some of the scientific explanations in the text. In an odd way, I felt like I reading a textbook on time travel and the entire time-space continuum. The way the authors weaved modern politics into the narrative was ingenious and lent an air of realism to some of the most unreal concepts and events.
It's clear why so much of the other-worldly aspects of the book have an uncanny realism to them. Dr. Richard holds PhDs in both physics and philosophy and is at the forefront of scientific development and research in scientific fields that could eventually uncover the secret to time travel.
If you like realistic sci-fi, this is the book for you. The best part is that you don't have to accept a bunch of unbelievable hypotheses before delving into the story. The author does such a good job of building the story, and is such an expert in these esoteric fields of science, that it's very hard to pinpoint when the fiction begins and ends. There's a taste of reality in every passage. I've just gotta give Tetrastatum five huge time-travel stars, both for the quality of the story and for the number of valid questions it raises about time, space and existence.
I think this novel is pretty progressive in the realm of sci-fi novels. The author has a BA in physics which I feel comes out fantastically in this book. The novel explores time space equations, walking you into revolutionary thought about time space paradigms. Definitely was an awesome read for a geek like me. Im very into dimensions, metaphysics talk and that sort of thing. In this book you get the sci-fi and fantasy combo, something I have grown to really like to read. So if you like that combination this is definitely one to add to the library. It actually is more so realistic as well with the science material as well as the esoteric material.
So in mentioning that even if you are not a geek like me, you’ll be glad to know that there are illustrations and appendixes within the book. I think it was genius to add them and the illustrations are also very well done, impressive even. It will help you follow along with the super juiced science jargon if you aren’t too familiar with certain terms. So do not be discouraged from reading at all if you feel like you arent’ a science junkie lol. I also enjoyed the story line and think the book is a great fusion of a fantastic story, fused with time travel, tied to real science information. The main character’s story was also pretty cool. So much to get lost in I was fascinated and my interest was piqued throughout the novel. Highly recommend this, you will definitely learn some new things that may spark you into an awakening journey.
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2019
I’m not going to lie. I almost passed on this book. It looked interesting to me when I first came across it, but I did find the language in the description to be just a little bit daunting. I can say now I’m really glad I didn’t let that stop me and went ahead with getting this book because it would have been missing out on a fantastic read.
One thing I will say is that Dr. Richard is incredibly knowledgeable about the science he writes about. Not only that, but he has a passion for what he’s writing about. I think that’s the key that really got me excited about this book. I could feel how passionate he was about the subject matter.
This book is written in a way that can sound very technical with things like Darpa and quantum teleportation, but it’s always written in a way to where this information doesn’t become overwhelming. It even includes information in an appendix to help the reader better understand. I really liked this because I can’t say I’m familiar with all the information I came across in this book.
I think the thing I enjoyed most about this book is that while it was science fiction, it was closely tied to real science. It was such a great story, that even though it involved time travel, I could still suspend my disbelief to really feel this book.
I think this book is a must read for any fan of science fiction or just plain science. You will not be disappointed in it.
Lecture abandonnée. C'est un gloubiboulga indigeste, sans substance, à l'humour gras, qui se donne des airs scientifico-philosophiques et se termine par 90 pages d'appendices de glossolalie quantico-relativiste à la mords-moi le big bang. Aucun intérêt.