Wormholes

Wormholes Something is devouring Earth A suburban house in Oklahoma vanishes into a roaring abyss A supertanker at sea suffers a fiery destruction A blast in China drills a gigantic cavern into a mountainside A

  • Title: Wormholes
  • Author: Dennis Meredith
  • ISBN: 9781939118004
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Something is devouring Earth A suburban house in Oklahoma vanishes into a roaring abyss A supertanker at sea suffers a fiery destruction A blast in China drills a gigantic cavern into a mountainside A severed arm plummets from the sky in Missouri Could these catastrophes possibly be related Intrepid geologist Dacey Livingstone is nearly killed by her first attempSomething is devouring Earth A suburban house in Oklahoma vanishes into a roaring abyss A supertanker at sea suffers a fiery destruction A blast in China drills a gigantic cavern into a mountainside A severed arm plummets from the sky in Missouri Could these catastrophes possibly be related Intrepid geologist Dacey Livingstone is nearly killed by her first attempt to plumb the mystery a perilous descent into a house swallowing sinkhole Still determined, she joins with eccentric physicist Gerald Meier in a quest that takes them from the ocean s depths to interstellar space What are these exotic wormholes that threaten Earth Can their secrets be discovered, their power even harnessed Or will they spawn a celestial monster that will annihilate the planet Brilliantly original, Wormholes reflects Albert Einstein s famous assertion that Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine Veteran science writer Dennis Meredith has crafted this cosmic adventure drawing on his decades of experience working at leading research universities such as Caltech, MIT, Cornell and Duke.

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    1. Book Info: Genre: Speculative FictionReading Level: Adult (there is also a YA version available)Recommended for: fans of speculative fictionTrigger Warnings: mention of domestic violence in the pastMy Thoughts: All in all, this is a fairly entertaining book. I'm no physicist, so I can't tell you how accurate the science is, but it seems plausible in a rather fantastical way.The one complaint I had was the method the author used for exposition. He would have one character bring something up that [...]

    2. Geologist Dacey Livingstone is called in to investigate a mysterious sinkhole that has opened up and swallowed an entire house in Oklahoma. Upon descending into its depths, the only evidence of debris is the roof. Why is there nothing else? It's as if it has disappeared into thin air. Elsewhere, other strange incidents are occurring; a supertanker apparently breaks up and sinks to the bottom of a boiling ocean; a severed arm plunges to the ground during a football game. These strange phenomena a [...]

    3. I'm going to say two things that are going to sound bad. The first is that I've had this book on my NetGalley to-read shelf for too many months to say. At least a year. It was one of the first books I got and then avoided reviewing because I got overwhelmed. Because of course I went on an obnoxious month-long requesting and read-now! rampage across the whole website and ruined many things in the process for everybody. And then school started and I didn't read for fun anymore. And then I didn't w [...]

    4. Knowing that the author spent his previous career in the world of science explains why the science in this book is very solid and well detailed. Everything that happens in this novel comes off as completely believable and if I had not known some of the science covered beforehand, the parts of the book where he jumps from actual science into speculation would have all seemed like fact. He also does a good job with the thriller aspects of this book. The chase for answers and then solutions is inte [...]

    5. As I have repeatedly stated here, I read and review most military science fiction. On occasion, I do stray and will pick up a book that I know is not going to be a military sci-fi book, but it is going to be science fiction. This book was one of those. I was reluctant to take a chance on it, but after having read a few bloody military science fiction books, I needed a break. And this book provided that break, but it also provide a lot of excitement! A surprisingly lot of excitement!I had a preco [...]

    6. Wormholes teeters right on the edge of becoming a campy Syfy 'disaster' movie. The plot was definitely far enough out there to qualify it. However, a steady hand with writing, and a great effort to avoid cheesy lines and dashing heroes/heroines produced a satisfyingly serious read.That’s not to say it’s a completely believable one. I had trouble accepting a few points in the story; mostly things dealing with the characters themselves. A geologist and a theoretical astrophysicist definitely h [...]

    7. This is a solidly compiled adventure that explores an old theoretical physics model (then science fiction concept) in an entertaining way, with medium paced storytelling, and it then presents a good twist that the reader almost certainly wouldn’t have thought of on their own. I wouldn’t say this book was extraordinary throughout or the only source you ever need to learn about wormholes but I would strongly recommend the author send it to several the main sci-fi archive collections in the wor [...]

    8. It's a pleasure to discover a talented author I had not known of before. Wormholes: A Novel, by Dennis Meredith, Glyphus Press ( link) is a first rate thriller in the best tradition of hard science fiction. What an enjoyable break from the endless, militarized or “fantasized” sci-fi that has overrun the field of late.A series of reports of strange and deadly phenomena catch the interest of theoretical physicist Gerald Meier, who enlists geologist Dacey Livingstone and others in his investiga [...]

    9. A spectacularly written apocalypse thriller that seems destined for the big screen. Are those scary sinkholes we see in the news really caused by dissolving carbonate rock? Or could they instead be a sign of something far more mysterious and terrifying? That’s the addictive premise of Dennis Meredith’s sci-fi novel, Wormholes. Check out the rest of my review on BestThrillers.

    10. Full disclosure: I received a copy of this book free through "First Reads" program.Weird events have been happening all over the world, either matter is disappearing, or appearing, and often with disastrous results for those nearby. One scientist figures out what's happening (psst, the answer's in the title), and then works to harness this power.I'm afraid I never really got into this book. The premise is an interesting one, from a distance, but, there are just too many issues with the plot. In [...]

    11. This book, for me, is a hodge-podge of thoughts.Straight from the book blurb: a roaring abyss, a supertanker catastrophe, a severed arm, and huge hole in a mountainside"Could these catastrophes possible be related?" Um, yeah? If not, it would really be weird to just toss them into the fold, right? These vignettes set the stage to introduce the main players. Outside of that - they are a vehicle to provide some action in an otherwise slow start.Spoiler not spoiler: Wormholes (whisper it for dramat [...]

    12. Despite the "Young Adult Version" notation on the cover, this is not a YA book. The characters are all adults and behave as adults, not teens. Which is as it should be. The "Young Adult Version" refers, instead, to the fact that foul language and adult situations have been removed from the text. Honestly, I didn't miss them. At all. It was nice to be able to read a book and not have to worry about coming across something too "adult" for me. :) I know. The title and cover are terrible, but it rea [...]

    13. Kindle Unlimited but got it on one of those freebie days. Never been so glad, even with my sci-fi etcetera background to not really do synopsis or anything of a plot, since no idea where to start. Simplest way to explain is to say just read it, or otherwise I will have to resort to quoting my favorite shows Doctor Who and Babylon 5. Still haven't read anything quite like this. Will say my personal quote: Look to the Stars rating.

    14. This is a full-length sci fi thriller, engaging and generally thrilling, which nonetheless could have lost about fifty pages in length without losing any real substance. Interesting characters, fascinating plotline, wonderful settings, excellent science indivisible from the fiction, and some real edge-of-the-seat moments — which then gave way to a slower pace that encouraged skimming.The main purpose of a thriller is to thrill the reader. Long sections of angst and soul-searching don't general [...]

    15. WormholesDennis MeredithGlyphus L.L.C.Wormholes is one of those books that just starts and carries the reader along for the ride. The presentation is polished and professional looking. From the striking cover to the energetic and entertaining plot. The writing is not technically perfect with a little bit of Point Of View flipping happening here and there, yet I enjoyed the story enough that I just didn’t care about the minor slips in technique.The story opens with a cavern appearing beneath a [...]

    16. I found this to be a good serious science fiction novel, very readable and with an engaging cast of characters. It takes a while to get the actual storyline going, as the first part of the book is concerned with detailing the catastrophes caused by the wormholes, and the efforts of the scientists to determine the cause. I did not have a problem with knowing about the wormholes in advance, as this section was very well written, and I enjoyed the pace and the process. However, in contrast, I found [...]

    17. 4.5 starsDennis Meredith's Wormholes was one of the best science fiction novels I've read. Although certain story elements reminded me of Robert McCammon's "Something Passed By" and the TV show Fringe, the world of Wormholes was fresh, exciting, and well-developed; by the end of the (short) first chapter, I was hooked. I did have a little trouble understanding the science underlying (view spoiler)[the ability to "fly" (hide spoiler)] the wormholes, but that did not prevent me from eagerly turnin [...]

    18. A well deserved 5 stars.Wormholes by Dennis Meredith is one of the greatest sci-fi novels I have read. I too had not heard of the author and was pleasantly surprised. This novel is very well written, perfectly suspenseful and will keep you reading for hours. I couldn't put it down. I have to disagree with the comments about it over-educating and seeming like a lecture. I did not feel that way at all. What's fantastic about this novel is that it is very believable, like previously commented, it i [...]

    19. 3.5 stars. I received this book through the First Reads program. I enjoy science fiction and found the premise interesting. The story starts out with action and keeps going. In that respect it is cinematic. There are many descriptions of the surprise and destruction created by this mysterious event. Then there are the various characters with their differing motivations. The book is very well written. It flows evenly and well. The events, and the reactions of governments and the scientific commun [...]

    20. Holey cow!!This book starts with a bang, and gets even better from there. If you are a fan of disaster novels where the very existence of the earth is threatened, you will certainly enjoy this novel. The world reels as one unexplained disaster follows another. We first meet our intrepid heroine Dacey, and it's a pleasant change to have a heroine in a novel who is smart and brave and capable. Our hero is a bit unusual but proves up to the task of saving the world.Dacey and Gerald are a mismatched [...]

    21. When I first read the synopsis for this story, I thought I would be reading something combining all the STARGATE series in one, but sadly this was not the case. If, like me you are expecting STARGATE and all the information involved, this story is not for you.WORMHOLES opens with an imagination-catching scene. The house disappears, owner and all mysteriously, the main characters are introduced and the story plummets from there, picks up, plummets etc. Although there are some very good portions i [...]

    22. Dacey Livingstone, a geologist, is sent to investigate an unusual sinkhole but stumbles upon a bigger mystery. Gerald Meier is an astrophysicist that explores theories no one else wants to deal with or acknowledge. The strange phenomenon appears and disappears in random places from Oklahoma, New York City, San Francisco, and Atlantic Ocean to name a few places. Gerald stumbles upon a stunning idea that will rock the scientific community. It's a race against time to stop this deadly menace. Will [...]

    23. I enjoyed this book but in my opinion it could have been better. There was a lot of what I would consider education / lecturing that took place in the book and it took away from the main purpose of the book itself. So much learning makes it less fun to read. I was expecting a fully fictional story but got a lot of fact as well. However, we also get the thrill in this book and we find ourselves hoping for the story to progress. I have to admit I had a hard time picking mine up when it would usual [...]

    24. An amazing and imaginative story that continually leaves the reader in suspense. For someone with a casual knowledge of modern theoretical physics, the descriptions of the realities and the technology are quite believable. As the story develops, a cast of interesting characters is assembled, well-described, and carried through a number of interesting situations. The frustration and heartbreak of selling a new theory of the universe, the dangers posed by strange and unfamiliar phenomena, and the [...]

    25. This was an interesting look at the possibility of wormholes and what the hell kind of catastrophes they may cause. The characters are fun and you really want Gerald to succeed at convincing the scientific community that he is right about the strange phenomenon that is destroying the Earth. When team up with Dacey, a geologist, they become an unstoppable couple that is determined to save us all by capturing the wormholes. Of course corporate greed and the like stir-up trouble from time to time. [...]

    26. I received a copy of this book free through "First Reads" program. Overall I enjoyed the book, it was definitely entertaining, very well written, and an interesting subject matter for a sci fi novel. Although I had a few minor issues with actions and behavior by the characters, as well as a few minor plot devices, overall it really was a decent read, reflecting the experience of the author as a science communicator. Only one additional minor point worth mentioning, although this was a hard scie [...]

    27. I put this as a 3 but I would give it a 3.5.I enjoyed reading this book, it immediately intrigued me from the very first wormhole incidence. There was a lot of scientific detail and explanation, this trend continuing for a good portion of the book with minor incidences occurring which made for a bit of a sluggish and heavy read. Once the book got past all the science, the suspense and excitement returned keeping me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next. I would cert [...]

    28. This one started off fast - lots of action and excitement to keep you wondering what would transpire next. There was lots of real science in an attempt to explain the goings on that were occurring in different places throughout the world. What are causing these bizarre events? How are they going to be stopped?This was on OK book. The first 3rd was fantastic pacing with characters who had real emotion behind them. However, I felt that this fell flat and became a little too unbelievable for the 2n [...]

    29. As a few readers stated, it had a bit of a slow start. I wasn't sure where it was going. When it took off, it really took off. I enjoy sci-fi reading and this was an enjoyable read. I liked how the characters developed and became entwined together. The story was very good. I think I will look for other books by this author! Good pick !

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