The Quantum Door Synopsis: Discover what lies beyond the Quantum Door. The mysterious woods behind Brady and Felix’s house have been deserted for years. But things change when a fence goes up and the brothers notice strange things happening at night. From the moment they dare cross the fence, the brothers enter a world of dark technological secrets that will rock the foundation of everything they know to be true. And once they enter, there’s no turning back. Some places are better left alone…-Goodreads
The Quantum Door Review
The Quantum Door plays, as many movies and/or books do, partially upon our fear(s) of AI deciding that they could do a better job than humans/wanting to become humans/just going flipping crazy. That odd mix that makes every tech-loving human get a little twitchy and itchy in his/her inner recesses. (or maybe that’s just me?) It’s the perfect story for any YA readers out there who are interested in exploring some of the basic questions (and surprisingly real-world relevant) associated with the possibilities of artificial intelligence.
I like that the tech mentioned on ‘our’ side puts us some time in the near future. As with Earth Girl , we already have basic versions of some of the technology mentioned today. This adds a nice touch of a ‘realism’ to a science fiction story, and helps to ground it a bit, which enables the author to reach a bit further when he’s talking about the tech on the other side of the quantum door.
I’m drawn to Young Adult books such as this one, because I think it’s harder for an author to write a ‘clean’ story. No cursing, no sex, no gory scenes, etc, can almost virtually eliminate the thrills that come with reading one of ‘those’ books. In short, the story has to be excellent, because the author can’t distract the reader with sensationalized things.
In short: With parallel realities, awesome robotic animals with a steampunk flair to them, and creepy “I, Robot” AI forms, The Quantum Door is a great easy-to-read story for any burgeoning science-fiction fans out there.