God's Loophole by Dan Rix
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
Gabe Rockwell’s prom night is cut short when he gets a frantic call from his older brother Jeremy, the Stanford University dropout turned CEO of this year’s hottest tech startup. He’s talking about things Gabe doesn’t understand—venture capitalists, prototypes, million dollar IPOs; he’s stumbled on something big and he needs people he can trust. He needs Gabe.
Nicknamed “the bubble”, Jeremy’s invention isolates users from reality and lets them directly experience quantum effects. Inside the bubble, humans can even manipulate individual atoms. For the computer industry, it’s a dream come true. Except the bubble may have side effects.
After being inside the bubble for only a few minutes, Gabe feels a strange desire to go inside again. He has nightmares and wakes up vomiting in the middle of the night with no idea who he is. Even more troubling, the bubble seems to eat through every kind of radiation shielding known to man…whether it’s plugged in or not.
Now, ever since that first time in the bubble, Gabe has been harboring a terrifying secret—a power, whose addictive pull he finds harder and harder to resist with each passing day: he’s developed the ability to move objects with his mind.
*Recieved an e-copy in exchange for an honest review*
Although sci-fi, and I mean the hard-core ones, weren't always on my to-read list, I was surprised by the title of this one and the summary. Gabe's brother invents the 'bubble' a machine which can erase you from the universe for a minute, then bring you back again. Despite the great expectations of this invention Gabe's brother disappears, leaving Gabe behind with a singe message.
So Gabe begins entering the machine but after some time the concequences affect him too...
There was a great deal of physics laws in this one as also many details and mystery. My only opposition was the fact that Gabe rushed and entered the machine without, in my opinion, thinking it first. I mean you see the machine, do you go inside?
Other than that I really liked the book and I hope the author to continue writing more of this genre. :)