|Neal Stephenson and Nicole Gallard|
Magic used to be real. Possibly, it could be again. And so the top secret Department of Diachronic Operations is created to build an Ontic Decoherence Cavity and recruit KCWs to perform DEDEs that will send DOers on DTAPs.
This book could serve as a doorstop for an ODEC. It's the perfect summer read, pages upon pages of quasi-historical, quasi-scientific Quixotic Quest with a capital Q. But make sure you have a pillow on your lap to prop the book on or it will sprain your wrists as surely as the contents will sprain your brain.
When a best selling master of speculative fiction and an inventive writer of historical fiction decide to collaborate, what ensues is a romp through time that combines swords, sorcery, quantum physics, a hero obsessed with the job, a heroine (obsessed with the hero) trapped in 1851 London, government bureaucracy on steroids, and mercenary warriors from Fourth Century Constantinople running amok in near future Massachusetts, and the dreadful fate of the Elizabethan poet, Christopher Marlowe.
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