Tuesday, May 29, 2012
the trap door
There has never been a shortage of questions from readers about Marbury and The Marbury Lens.
Some of those questions are answered in the book, but you have to figure them out without being told. Others will be answered in the sequel, Passenger, which is coming out on October 2. And, still others will be answered before then -- in a short story I've written that I will be telling you more about very soon.
In any event, like all my books, I didn't just make everything up in The Marbury Lens, or in Passenger, for that matter. And as far as the physics of Jack and Conner's popping in and out of different realities, I did actually do quite a bit of research.
I'll leave the sciencey stuff alone for now, but there is a lot to be said for the probability that someone actually could move from here to some entirely different -- and real -- alternate reality (like Marbury) simply based on the architecture of the component structures of what we perceive to be real.
For Jack and Conner, their tripping in and out of here (or not-here) and Marbury (or not-Marbury) is entirely dependent upon what the lenses present before them.
The ideas of Quantum Reality suggest this: If a tree falls in a forest, and nobody is there to witness it, it is a very safe bet that the forest doesn't exist in the first place.
Welcome back to Marbury.