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The author did quite a bit of research across many fields – some I am a bit familiar with, some not so much –
I love how she used energy, vibrations, parallel universe etc – it makes this all plausible – and believable – hm…
I am very intrigued by this story, so Ms. St. John, if you are reading this – – hurry up with the sequel, ok? 🙂
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The plot was cleverly delivered – making time travel seem easy to understand for the lay person
There are books out there about time travel that we’ve all read and enjoyed. But this one is so entirely plausible, so highly engaging, that one can’t help but wonder if the concept of time travel is not only possible, but is perhaps undeniably real. Taking science fiction to a whole new level, Quantum Lace is a book that will have readers packing their bags in preparation for their own expedition to an alternate place in time. With a strong female protagonist and a cast of other well-developed characters, this book is sure to hit a home run with hard-to-please audiences and will leave them itching to get started on the next installment in the series.
The story provides a real-science explanation for time travel, which blew my mind, quite frankly.
Could it work? Has it already worked? What is happening? These are the kinds of questions I like when I’m reading sci-fi.
The hero, Brigit, is an 1895 Englishwoman who encounters a time traveler and hijinks ensue. However, it’s a rare thing when I like a time-travel character as much as I like the actual time travel (Doc Brown in “Back to the Future” being the exception; he totally rules.)
Brigit’s journey the science and the history together; clearly, author Leigh St. John is crazy about both subjects, because the obsessive details show that (for instance, a speech by Nikola Tesla in the book is a real speech by the real Tesla.)
I’m going to need the next book in this series right now, Ms. St. John. Just letting you know ahead of time. And I totally did not mean to end this review with a “time” reference. (reviewed by Joe Crowe, on Twitter at RevolutionSF.)
What I loved about it is her way of writing which flows from the usual to the impossible with hardly a bump in the road. Take for example, waking in the morning, then finding herself in another time and another place with a stranger acting like they know her & the exposition of science and would be “crazy ideas” mixed in such way that the reader is listening as well. Impressive! The possibilities of time travel and personal events in her life, some painful, are cleverly woven together in a narrative which is short, granted!, and still full of content. When you finish it, you know you haven’t been reading long and still feel satisfied with what’s there. This is the first book in the series laying the groundwork for “where” Bridgit will end up. The science is there no matter how sketchy it might seem to some who read it – accept it for what is and follow the adventure starting with this book and going where and when in the next ones. A most unusual and well written book, one you will not forget.
Bella brings a new twist to the notion of time travel that I personally have not read before. I am excited to see how her theory develops in further stories.
If you are looking for a refreshing read. Don’t miss out on Quantum Lace.
I fully expect to see this as a Netflix Original Series sometime soon.
This first installment features accidental time travel, personal tragedy, the possibility of romance, and tantalizing clues as to where Brigit may travel next. It also gives the reader a chance to visit with Tesla and HG Wells due to Miss St. John’s meticulously researched historical details.
If you are a fan of time travel and history, and appreciate books that are well-researched, you will really enjoy this book. I’m really looking forward to the next installment!
Quantum Lace by Leigh (Bella) St John is a remarkable science fiction novella about a young woman’s introduction into the exploration of time and space. … [this] is an intriguing science fiction short story that takes the reader on an adventure into another era. It is the first story in a series that is based on actual studies and scientific data. I was immediately caught by the imagery of the setting and couldn’t put the book down until the startling and sudden ending. The story line is mesmerizing, and Ms. St John has done a magnificent job of melding fact with fiction. I love science, history, and fiction stories that stay true to reality and this novella achieves that criteria. Although this is not a standalone, it is a phenomenal science-fiction novella. I highly recommend it to those who are fans of time travel and wish to explore the concept by applying quantum physics.
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite
““Quantum Lace” by Bella St John (CreateSpace, $7.99) is the first in a projected series of five books starring Lady Bridgit Darnell, set initially in 1895 in England.
It’s an intriguing, well-researched tale involving time travel, not as a possible concept, but as reality.
The slim 100-page novella opens with Bridgit believing that she’s having a strange dream, when she meets a time-traveler named Markus in present-day South Carolina. He explains the concept as not just theoretical – he’s living proof that it can be done.
The author deftly mixes reality with fiction, as she notes in a brief prologue, it’s a vivid combination “largely based on real science, real people and real events.” … There are life-altering changes; it ends with a cliff-hanger – followed by the first chapter of the next book in the series.
More information is at St John’s website QuantumLace.com.”
This review by Ray Walsh appeared in the Lansing State Journal. Ray Walsh, owner of East Lansing’s Curious Book Shop, has reviewed books regularly since 1987.
“Intriguing! I have never heard anyone present such a compelling notion of how time travel could ACTUALLY work. Makes me want to test it for myself.”
“Beautifully written story about acharacter I already feel I know and love. But you can’t leave her there! Hurry up and write the next one!”
“The research you have done for this book is beyond impressive. It is a mark of a true craftsman. Brilliant!”
Ralph L. Masterson
“With a family and a career, I rarelyget a chance to read novels so when my mother gave me a copy of Quantum Lace, I was overjoyed that it is a short, doable read once everyone has gone to bed. I loved it. Sign me up to read them all!”
“Being a student of quantum physics, I was expecting to spend my time picking holes in this book, but quite the contrary. It is an interesting combination of physics and spirituality that makes you question what you thought you knew. I wish I could say I hated it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
“Any book that makes me think is a good book, and this is one of the best I have read.”
Mrs. E. Marshall