Tullia and Qwelby are twins, but not just any old twins. They are quantum twins, meaning they are genetically identical twins but are a boy/girl pair. This has only ever happened once before on Vertazia, and it didnt end well. When they interfere with an experiment they are hurled through space/time to Earth, which severs their telepathic connection. Will they be able to reconnect and find their way home? And why are their people fighting their return? Do you like to nitpick science fiction? If so this is the read for you. I was totally fascinated by the science involved, as Ive been interested in the concept of the multiverse and higher dimensions ever since I saw the TNG episode Yesterdays Enterprise as a child. Although a little lengthy, I thought the storyline was interesting and it didnt delve too sciency for those who dont want the nitty gritty. Im hoping the next book in the series continues the quest for reunification, and perhaps explains a little more of the Vertazian society and the reasons behind the politics and whether or not the two parallel worlds can unite or fall.
Ripped Apart: Quantum Twins - Adventures on Two Worlds by Geoffrey Arnold is a compelling sci-fi read that lovers of sci-fi will love infinitely. The concept of genetically identical twins in a story is a powerful one and it only gets better when the twins are of opposite sexes. The identical twins have wonderful telepathic powers and can work in perfect sync with each other, but when--- by daring adventure --- an experiment they try goes awry, then are found thrust into Earth, a world foreign to them. Things get worst for the two teenage twins as they lose their power to communicate with each other. Will they be able to find their way to each other and ultimately find their way back to their own world?
This is a work of great imagination and genius, with very interesting characters and a concept that will be of great interest to fans of science fiction. The beautiful writing and the fast-paced plot are very powerful points that make this story a very interesting and hard-to-put-down read. Ripped Apart: Quantum Twins - Adventures on Two Worlds will entertain sci-fi fans beyond their wildest dreams.
4 out of 5 stars
This book was a bit of a challenge sci-fi wise. The world written about is very layered and imaginative, and you really have to allow yourself to accept it wholesale in order to really get into the story, but if you can do that, the payoff of the narrative is wonderful. The sibling and family story is at the heart of this novel, and redeems and adds warmth to some of the more techie aspects of the writing.
by Glenda Barahona