600 years from now on the world of Fulgor Roger Blackstone, son of two Pilots (long-time alien spies, masquerading as ordinary humans) aches to see the mythical Pilot's city of Labyrinth, in the fractal ur-continuum of mu-space.
In 8th century Norseland, a young carl called Wulf kills a man, watched by a mysterious warrior who bears the mark of Loki the Trickster God.
In 1920s Zurich, Gavriela Silberstein enters the long, baroque central hallway of the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule where Einstein so recently studied.
And on a nameless world, not knowing his human heritage, a silver-skinned youth tries to snatch back an Idea - but it floats away on gentle magnetic currents.
There are others across the ages, all with three things in common: they glimpse shards of darkness moving at the edge of their vision; they hear echoes of a dark, disturbing musical chord; and they will dream of joining a group called the Ragnarok Council.
ABSORPTION is the first novel of RAGNAROK, a new space opera trilogy of high-tech space warfare, unitary intelligences made up of millions of minds, the bizarre physics of dark energy, quantum mechanics and a mindblowing rationale for Norse mythology.
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Absorbing more like
Feed me more. Now. Excellent hard sf. Can't wait for the next instalment. On a par with Hamilton with a bit of Neal Stephenson and Reynolds. Great challenging fun.
Absorption - great start
I thoroughly enjoyed Absorption. Some great ideas, whole new worlds, interlinked destinies, lives and timelines - there is enough great ideas in here to explore in many more books, and hopefully they will follow shortly. You do have to bear with the story as it builds and reaches out to encapsulate so many different times, lives and worlds - but if you do I think it is worth it. Really looking forward to the next instalment.