The Flicker Men by Ted Kosmatka

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Read The Flicker Men Online Free - A quantum physicist shocks the world with a startling experiment, igniting a struggle between science and theology, free will and fate, and antagonizing forces not known to exist.

Eric Argus is a washout. His prodigious early work clouded his reputation and strained his sanity. But an old friend gives him another chance, an opportunity to step back into the light.

With three months to produce new research, Eric replicates the paradoxical double-slit experiment to see for himself the mysterious dual nature of light and matter. A simple but unprecedented inference blooms into a staggering discovery about human consciousness and the structure of the universe.

His findings are celebrated and condemned in equal measure. But no one can predict where the truth will lead. And as Eric seeks to understand the unfolding revelations, he must evade shadowy pursuers who believe he knows entirely too much already.

Title : The Flicker Men
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ISBN : 0805096191
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Jeffrey rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2018

”’After a while, quantum mechanics starts to affect your worldview.’ ‘What does this mean?’ ‘The more research I did, the less I believed.’ ‘In quantum mechanics?’ ‘No,’ I said.’In the world.’” Eric Argus is one of those brilliant minds that burn bright and then burn out. He is crippled with thoughts...

Traci rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 20, 2015

There were some very interesting ideas at play here, and the story moved along at a good clip. However . . . this had some pretty blatant plot problems. Villains who inexplicably choose to Villainously Monologue just long enough for Our Hero to escape. Repeatedly. (view spoiler)[ And . . . okay, so the Flicker... (hide spoiler)]

Faith rated it ★★★☆☆

July 26, 2015

Eric Argus is a morose, suicidal alcoholic with a gun in one hand and a liquor bottle in the other, both literally and metaphorically. He is a discredited physicist with a history of instability. An old friend gives him the opportunity to get back into research. Most of the scientific explanation...

Carlos rated it ★★★★☆

November 30, 2017

This book was very fast paced, honestly I think you could finish this one in one day. The premise of the book is very promising and up to certain point, the book delivers it. What i liked; the science, the premise that our main character had discovered something he shouldn't have and now he has t...

Jef rated it ★★★★★

June 07, 2015

I found Ted Kosmatka's stories a few years back: Prophet of Bones, The Games, and N-Word (along with a slew of other ingenious short stories tucked about in the better SF magazines). Someone whose opinion I had come to appreciate in such matters told me: "You got to read this Kasmatka guy. He wri...

Britta rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 25, 2015

This almost felt like two books. The first half was immensely enjoyable and interesting (so much so that I was willing to ignore how thinly drawn some characters were, with the notable exception of Satvik, and how weird the style was at times with the short staccato sentences). I loved the scienc...

FanFiAddict rated it ★★★★★

September 16, 2015

Every once in a while, you come across a novel that makes your brain want to explode. The Flicker Men is one of those novels. There is so a lot of sciencing going on, but the story is so much deeper than quantum physics and theories with life altering outcomes. But, I will say, I did have to put...

Lori rated it ★★★☆☆

June 18, 2016

A quantum physics thriller. the first half is easy to follow, the second becomes a bit of a mind fuck which is fine by me but I wish the final resolutions had been clearer, I really have questions about the ending, which was supposed to be clearer.

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2018

Such an exciting and compelling SF thriller! But while I'd award the first half five stars, I'd have to give the second three stars. My enjoyment in the novel never floundered but I would have appreciated it even more if the science hadn't flown completely over my head. I understood the gist of i...

Jacqie rated it ★★★☆☆

August 28, 2015

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The Flicker Men starts with a great premise. A physicist, somewhat wrecked by his past research (which has made him doubt the nature of reality) recreates an experiment which shows that light changes from wave to parti...

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