Overview

Armageddon is about to happen, but it's not what you think. This war is not going to blow anything up; it's just going to turn everything off . . .

On the top floor of Cornell University’s Clark Hall, physicist, Homer Layton and his three young PhD assistants are on the brink of a breakthrough, a way to induce a minute slowing in the flow of time. They realize that their so-called “Layton Effect” will probably not turn out to be useful for ...
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Andronescu's Paradox

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Overview

Armageddon is about to happen, but it's not what you think. This war is not going to blow anything up; it's just going to turn everything off . . .

On the top floor of Cornell University’s Clark Hall, physicist, Homer Layton and his three young PhD assistants are on the brink of a breakthrough, a way to induce a minute slowing in the flow of time. They realize that their so-called “Layton Effect” will probably not turn out to be useful for anything, but the paper they plan to write will be a bombshell in the world of theoretical physics. But then Loren Martine, the youngest member of Homer’s team, notes something surprising: Where time is slowed, the energy in combustible materials is insufficient to flash. Things can still burn—though a bit more slowly—but nothing can explode. They envision a kind of Layton Effect flashlight that could stop a gun from firing, and realize it could also stop a bomb from exploding, even inhibit a war from happening.

It’s all pure theory until events in Washington suddenly bring the prospect of war all too close. With missiles incoming and outgoing, Homer turns the effect on to abort the war. As a side-effect, he has also repealed most of the last hundred years of progress. Cars and trucks can’t run, planes can’t fly. But there is no going back. Turning the effect off will only allow the war to erupt in earnest. And now the real adventure begins.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016633602
  • Publisher: Tom DeMarco
  • Publication date: 4/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 632 KB

Meet the Author

Tom DeMarco is the author of thirteen books ranging from fiction to science fiction to business and technology. Among his titles is the comic novel, Dark Harbor House, a coming of age story that happens in the midst of a summer-long house party on an island off the coast of Maine. The time is the late 1940s. Tess Gerritsen called Dark Harbor House "a delightful tale about what is surely paradise on earth--a summer in Maine."
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