Quantum Radio

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Pub Date 02 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 09 Mar 2023
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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lost in Time

At CERN, a scientist has just made an incredible discovery – a breakthrough that may answer the deepest questions about human existence.

But what he's found is far more dangerous than he ever imagined.

Dr. Tyson Klein is a quantum physicist who has dedicated his entire life to his research. At CERN, he analyses data generated by the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator. Now, Ty believes he's found a pattern in its output. It looks like an organised data stream, being broadcast over what he calls a quantum radio.

Could it be a signal from another universe? A message sent from the future? Or something else entirely?

As Ty peels back the layers of his discovery, he learns that what he's found isn't what he thought it was. The encoded message is far more profound. It may alter our understanding of human existence and the universe.

But Ty is not the only one looking for it. Someone has been following his research for a long time. And they'll do anything to prevent him from unravelling what is being broadcast by the quantum radio...

Because the first one to discover the truth may well control the future.

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lost in Time

At CERN, a scientist has just made an incredible discovery – a breakthrough that may answer the deepest questions about human existence.

But...


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Quite a few wordy diatribes here, on quantum physics, to paraphrase one character, of course they only mentioned one wordy diatribe, but that is because the characters, especially Ty, are being portrayed realistically and he would talk like that. I liked Ty's mother saying that the fearful are the ones that survived in evolution when she explained why public speaking made Ty nervous. The novel itself is a really good experience and one that I enjoyed, and as I said, the characters are well drawn, and there are a few insights like the one on public speaking, that are memorable. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for giving me a copy of the book. It was a mind blowing journey through space and time.

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I chose Quantum Radio because I have read other books by A. G. Riddle in the past and I am always looking for a good sci-fi story. This one had a mystery thrown in with the science and the fiction of quantum physics and the possibility of alternate times and universes. It reminded me of Fringe and Man in the High Castle but was in no way a copy of either. Quantum Radio had its own unique trajectory. There is just enough truth in the tale that you could believe it's possible.

My only criticism is that a lot of explanation was left to the last chapters and I would have liked some it to have been woven into the story sooner - particularly the family dramas and having Ty at least grasping the much bigger picture around them.

My thanks to A. G. Riddle, NetGalley and Head of Zeus/AdAstra for the ARC and opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I highly recommend Quantum Radio!

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Stargate Meets The One. There really is a lot to love about this book, and the fact that it has elements of two scifi movies that I personally love (one which became a cult classic, the other of which has largely been forgotten) was more icing on the cake and something I could use in this review to give an idea of the scope of this book without actually revealing any spoilers. If you like either of the IPs I listed in the title here, you're likely going to enjoy this more hard-scifi (ish) take on them, where Riddle manages to ground them at least somewhat more in actual reality... and yet still tell an intruging tale of family, secrets, and how far a person will go within the scope of what he has set up. Truly an excellent setup here, and apparently even Riddle himself doesn't yet know how long he'll take this series - but I for one can't wait to see where he takes it next. Will it be a Stargate type? Quantum Leap type? Something truly novel and groundbreaking? Riddle's talent as a storyteller - shown well in this very book - alone says the next book will be good. I challenge him to make it truly, truly *great*. Very much recommended.

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Quantum Radio is the latest book from AG Riddle. As always from the author the story is well worked sci-fi. I loved his last book, 'Lost in Time' and was lucky to be given an eARC copy from Netgallery to review. Would I find it as good as the last one?

Quantum Radio bursts straight into life with the chief protagonist fleeing for his life after he reveals an astonishing discovery, the book never really stops with the action. Characters are very well drawn, each having their own unique qualities which make the story flow. There's not a dull moment in the book. Across two versions of the same universe, they seek to stop the efforts of a shadowy organization.

There's a lot to love in the story. I see essences of Gregory Benford's 'Timescape', as well as Stargate One in this original story. All of it is good and it doesn't feel a rip off of either. It's a good solid sci-fi read from an author I'm beginning to appreciate as a master in his field. All this and the fact that the characters will return in a series that promises so much. I'm looking forward to reading them.

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I love AG.Riddles books and this didn’t disappoint. From the first page I was hooked and couldn’t put the book down. I know his books are fiction but they make you think what the future could be like. I can’t wait for the the one in this series.

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Quantum Radio is a sci-fi thriller by author, A.G. Riddle. I am fast becoming a huge fan of this author. If you like authors like Blake Crouch you might find this one up your alley. AG Riddle’s novels focus on science, technology and history and you can tell the author does his homework and research. This book could easily be a movie with its fast-paced action scenes, twists and turns and likeable main characters. While not my favorite one of his, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I grabbed a copy of this one without even reading the blurb that is how much I have enjoyed his books previously and this one was no exception. The first of a series, this one doesn’t completely wrap up and I am keen to see where the series goes next.
Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to read an arc of this book.

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Loved it, A sci-fi thriller with plenty of action and memorial characters. The first in a new series looking forward to the next book. A G Riddle is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. highly recommended.
I received this book from Head of Zeus/AdAstra and Netgalley for a review.

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After reading Quantum Radio, I declare myself a fan of A. G. Riddle and add him to my favorite authors.
Several characters see their lives intertwine in a surprising way after an extraordinary discovery using Hadron Collider data.
The novel is a science fiction thriller that keeps you enthralled from the beginning with well developed main characters and a tremendously interesting plot. The ending promises, or so I hope, a sequel.

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In the first 75 pages, Ty's apartment blows up, he runs for his life, is accused of being a terrorist, meets his estranged father of 30 years, and hops a private jet from Switzerland to DC to meet with top DARPA officials. And that's just the start of this exciting story. So much action! So well written! This is why @riddlist is one of my favorite authors.

My thanks to A. G. Riddle, NetGalley and Head of Zeus/AdAstra for the ARC and opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I highly recommend Quantum Radio!

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I really loved this book, it had me spellbound from start to finish! I’ve never studied physics but the story was riveting to follow with enough science t9 explain the processes without overwhelming the unschooled reader. The story is superb and I really hope a series follows as I am completely committed to the characters. A brilliant read!

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I have read most of A.G. Riddle's books and this one does not disappoint. It's an action packed thriller that keeps the reader engaged until the end. Well worth the read.

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