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Strange geometries

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By: Dexter Palmer

"Their minds were merely elsewhere, absconded to new and shining places with strange geometries."

A wryly humorous, futuristic tale that is almost upon us. This chewy, richly detailed story follows a couple closely, eavesdropping on their work lives and marital issues. Philip works in a physics lab, inventing a “causality violation device” which, he always reminds people, is not a time machine. Rebecca works in customer support for an internet dating service where she excels in up-selling additional services to frustrated customers. A pivotal tragedy in their past provides the impetus for a life-changing action; it’s like a modern version of an ancient Greek tragedy. The author piqued my interest by incorporating consumer technologies currently under development and projecting these in an entirely believable and sometimes hair-raising manner. (No details here; I wouldn't want to reveal too much!)

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Posted on July 6, 2016 at 4:20 a.m.

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