The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer is here.
Robert J Sawyer’s newest novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative is being released worldwide on June 2nd to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the atom bomb being dropped in Japan.
A nail-biting new science fiction thriller from Robert J. Sawyer; the all-time worldwide leader in award-wins as a science fiction or fantasy novelist.
On the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb, Hugo and Nebula-winning author Robert J. Sawyer takes us back in time to revisit history…with a twist.
While J. Robert Oppenheimer and his Manhattan Project team struggle to develop the A-bomb, Edward Teller wants something even more devastating: a bomb based on nuclear fusion―the mechanism that powers the sun.
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.
As the war ends with the use of fission bombs against Japan, Oppenheimer’s team, plus Albert Einstein and Wernher von Braun, stay together―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.
Author Robert Sawyer is known as the Dean of Science Fiction in Canada. He is also a member of the Order of Ontario, winner of the Nebula Award, winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and the winner of the Hugo Award. Sawyer is also the first author in thirty years to receive the Lifetime Achievement Aurora Award (the most reputable award in Canada for science fiction and fantasy). His novel, Flash Forward was made into a television series for one season on ABC. According to Locus Magazine, Robert is the #1 Worldwide leader in Award wins as a science fiction or fantasy novelist. More information about Robert can be found at his website: https://www.sfwriter.com/
Praise for The Oppenheimer Alternative
“Really great, a page turner. I was hooked from the beginning to the end.”―Andre Bormanis, co-executive producer, The Orville and Cosmos
“Alternate history usually turns on the decisions of politicians and generals. Robert J. 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 20th 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. I read this book at a gulp, and you should too ― now I’m going to go read it again. Bravo!”―S.M. Stirling, New York Times bestselling author of Dies The Fire
“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
Member of the Order of Ontario, winner of the Nebula Award, winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and the winner of the Hugo Award. He is also the first author in thirty years to receive the Lifetime Achievement Aurora Award (the most reputable award in Canada for science fiction and fantasy). His novel, Flash Forward was made into a television series for one season on ABC. According to Locus Magazine, Robert is the #1 Worldwide leader in Award wins as a science fiction or fantasy novelist.