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Welcome to Quantum Fiction
1) A genre of literature in which otherwise supernatural, paranormal or fantasy elements are made plausible and routine by elements of quantum science in the story; 2) Literary genre coined by American novelist Vanna Bonta to define stories that hinge on the quantum view of reality, categorizing fiction that identifies human consciousness as an inextricable component of physical reality; "the genre is broad and includes Life"; 3) Stories where the quantifiable physical world (empirical science) and an unquantified animating force (the observer/spirit) meet; 4) A literary technique or style of writing that tells a story of any theme or subject using literary devices and constructs that mimic quantum behavior (e.g., nonlinear time, duality, many-worlds theory) 5) Stories in which a theme, character or plot pivots on some aspect of quantum mechanics, such as the wave-particle duality of matter where reality behaves as both particle (solid) and wave (energy), depending on the observer (characters, point of view); 6) Any tale in which synchronistic adventures (entanglement theory), multi-dimensional reality, interactive metaverses, nonlinear time, or consciousness as a participant in the creation of physical reality are central to the story.
Quantum Fiction entertainment incorporates some aspect of the quantum nature of reality as either a storytelling device of everyday life or as a theme. The genre reflects the modern human experience of a misbehaving and mysterious material world which is affected and newly perceived by emerging principles in quantum physics. Quantum fiction is the unified theory of genres, bringing to the mainstream stories, books and movies in which science transcends mechanical models and imagination, and human perception are involved as components of reality.
Quantum Fiction books
Running Away, by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
It Happened in Boston? (20th Century Rediscoveries, by Russell H. Greenan
The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
Mobius Dick. by Andrew Crumey
The Quantum Thief, by Hannu Rajaniemi The Invention of Morel The Invention of Morel, by Adolfo Bioy Casares
Our Tragic Universe, by Scarlett Thomas
Resisting Alterities: Wilson Harris and Other Avatars of Otherness
Ghost of Memory, by Wilson Harris
Palace of the Peacock, by Wilson Harris
Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel, by Vanna Bonta
Selected Essays: The Unfinished Genesis of the Imagination, by Wilson Harris
Author Interview: Sir Wilson Harris
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F L I G H T - A Quantum Fiction Novel
Creator: Vanna Bonta
A mysterious young woman with intense blue eyes and total amnesia is found nude and disoriented in a science fiction writer�s hotel bathroom during a fan convention. The writer, Mendle Orion, can't help but notice an uncanny resemblance between the girl and the heroine of a novel he is writing. She soulfully and innocently responds to people, speech, and things around her as if she were seeing the world for the first time.
When the writer protectively takes her in and names her AIRA FLIGHT after the character in his book, an irked former girlfriend and friends engage a psychologist to discover the young woman�s identity. Aira's naivet� and honesty are very special, but most shocking is the discovery that she has no navel.
Each day Aira discovers the urban world around her: crime, war, poverty, love, nature, music, food, laws, fashion, and video games. The earnest, open-faced young woman teaches those around her to see things differently. She begins showing signs of superhuman physical abilities and genius intelligence. As clues to her identity are investigated, the pieces begin fitting together, and they are only the beginning of unexpected discoveries about her origins and humanity.
"Whatever 'quantum fiction' is, we need more of it. Bonta's first novel is reminiscent of Heinlein for its exuberant infusion of mystery, romance, and adventure into good, basic science fiction." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"An inspiring romantic adventure... auspicious... genre-bending... refreshing..." -Booklist, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
"FLIGHT is absolutely the beginning of the end of trite, simplistic stories that have followed the same blueprint for ages. It is time to move into realms reserved for Plato and Dante. It is time to accept the quantum vision of the universe and FLIGHT opens the door to the incredible. I loved it!" - Bruce Stephen Holmes, TIMELESS VOYAGER RADIO
2008 Audiobook release
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