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Dennis Nuel is a physicist who, during his research, develops a machine that allows him to explore alternate realities, each of which sport some very strange scientific properties.

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"A delightful, often very witty story, with the underlying thoughtfulness we expect from David Brin." Poul Anderson

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David Brin is the author of ten previous novels, Sundiver, The Uplift War, Startide Rising, The Practice Effect, The Postman, Heart of the Comet (with Gregory Benford), Earth, Glory Season, Brightness Reef, and Infinity's Shore, as well as the short-story collections The River of Time and Otherness. He has a doctorate in astrophysics and has been a NASA consultant and a physics professor. He lives in southern California, where he is at work on his next novel.

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Tim Lewis, September 22, 2011 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
What would happen if objects improve with use rather than degrade? David Brin takes a look at this in The Practice Effect when someone from another world enters a place where such rules apply. The thought of actually creating something from nothing is foreign to people who have to start with primitive tools and use them in order to make them better. The protagonist's robot even improves over time and becomes an important character as well. While the dialogue isn't spectacular, the story is well told and interesting. A recommended quick and fun read.
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ISBN:
9780553269819
Author:
Brin, David
Publisher:
Spectra
Author:
Brin, David
Author:
David Brin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
science fiction;fiction;sf;fantasy;sff;parallel worlds;alternate reality;entropy;adventure;physics
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Spectra Book
Series Volume:
#95-420
Publication Date:
19950101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.92x4.22x.83 in. .30 lbs.

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