The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer audiobook

The Oppenheimer Alternative

By Robert J. Sawyer
Read by Josh Bloomberg

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781647100131

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664797086

Runtime: 13.65 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Multiple award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer brings you “a truly science-fictional work of alternate history” (S. M. Stirling).

While J. Robert Oppenheimer and his Manhattan Project team struggle to develop the A-bomb, Edward Teller wants something even more devastating: a weapon based on nuclear fusion—the mechanism that powers the sun. But Teller’s research leads to a terrifying discovery: by the year 2030, the sun will eject its outermost layer, destroying the entire inner solar system—including Earth.

After the war ends, Oppenheimer’s physicists combine forces with Albert Einstein, computing pioneer John von Neumann, and rocket designer Wernher von Braun—the greatest scientific geniuses from the last century racing against time to save our future.

Meticulously researched and replete with real-life characters and events, The Oppenheimer Alternative is a breathtaking adventure through both real and alternate history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Incredibly realistic: the characters, locations, the era, and even the science. I felt like I was back in Los Alamos―and I should know: I worked there! The plot was breathlessly riveting and kept me wondering how anyone could possibly survive, but Robert J. Sawyer masterfully pulled it off.” Dr. Doug Beason, former associate laboratory director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
“Sawyer has done a truly science fictional work of alternate history which turns on the decisions―and discoveries―of the great physicists who wrote the history of the twentieth century: Einstein, Fermi, Gödel, and … Oppenheimer, the organizer of the Manhattan Project. They are the vividly realized, all-too-human characters who people this novel, and give its brilliant speculations human life and blood…Bravo!” Analog Science Fiction and Fact

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Author

Author Bio: Robert J. Sawyer

Author Bio: Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer has written short fiction published in numerous magazines and anthologies and has published eighteen novels. He has won forty-one national and international awards for his fiction, including the 1995 Nebula Award, the 2003 Hugo Award, and the 2006 John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He also won the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for mystery fiction. The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English