The Practice Effect

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 23, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Physicist Dennis Nuel is the first human to probe the strange realms called anomaly worlds: alternate universes where the laws of science are unpredictably changed. But the world Dennis discovers seems almost like our own―with one perplexing difference. To his astonishment, he’s hailed as a wizard, meets a beautiful woman with strange powers, and finds himself fighting a mysterious warlord as he struggles to solve the riddle of this baffling world.

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User Review  - pjasion - LibraryThing

This is absolutely one of my favorite Brin novels - and I have every one he has written to date. The premise is so unique that I (still) think it would make an outstanding movie! Anyone a screen writer out there??? Read full review

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User Review  - KM Weiland - Goodreads

The book has a cool premise, but the execution is shallow at best, boring at worst. A little more character development and a little less trying (and failing) to mimic Star Wars' dialogue would have been an improvement. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

David Brin is a scientist, writer, and public speaker. He was born in Pasadena, California, on October 9, 1950. Brin attended the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and later earned a doctorate at the University of California. He accepted a position as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company. Brin is a former fellow at the California Space Institute and serves on several government and nongovernment advisory committees dealing with issues involved with technological growth. Brin has lectured all over the world on such topics as space flight, ecology, and the search for extraterrestrial life. Brin deals with global warming, the destruction of the ozone layer, and pollution of Earth. His 1987 novel, The Uplift War, received the Hugo Award and the Locus Award. His novels have been translated into 20 languages.

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