|It's not just me who thinks we live in a warped universe. ;)|
In honor of Rachael Harrie's First Crusader Challenge , I'm including the following about myself in today's post:
· one lie
· one interesting quirk
· one annoying habit
· one of my best character traits
· one of my favourite things in the whole world.
It's her fault for the bloviating/ fuliguline business, btw. :)
So, in 300 words or less, allow me to bloviate with my reasoning behind our hop into the rabbit hole of quantum physics:
I've been doing a bunch of reading lately about the multiverse, the many-worlds interpretation, M theory, and even dream analysis...because I'm linking it all to the fortunetelling aspect of my gipsy/djinn characters. However, reading the experts only gives me a headache, trying to unravel what they're explaining. I decided on reading some fiction instead.
To start, I picked up Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith and Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card. Both books were enough to keep me puzzled for a couple of days, pondering time paradoxes and parallel universes. Equally engrossing plotlines kept things rolling through though, with bite sized bits of how the theories work laced into the chapters.
Here’s my sci-fi/fantasy secret: I find these books enjoyable because they help me think outside the box, instead of following the norm in fuliguline fashion. One of my favorite things in the world is a book with a premise that makes me think. I have a habit of analyzing things for days after I put them down. I examine the individual blade of grass, and how it fits into the grand scheme, instead of just looking at the big picture. Ask my kids – it’s annoying – and yet they’re right there with me, watching Stargate for the millionth time, postulating how other myths might work in the series. Perhaps I’ve stumbled onto my best character trait, infectious curiosity… Now if I could pass on the quirk of rolling a toothpast tube properly, I'd be a happy woman indeed. :)
The Science Channel has purchased the rights to Firefly! Read what Nathan Fillion says about that here.
And the winner of a signed copy of Across the Universe by Beth Revis is...
...with Harput castle! So Friday's post will be about her castle.
- Sarah Fine - Marbury Lens: The Bounds of the Real
- Matthew Rush - Andrew Smith Interview
- Is Relativity Hard? (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- The Multiverse, Quantum Immortality and the Meaning of Life (scitechexplained.com)