The Flicker Men

Author Kosmatka, Ted
Year 2015
First published 2015
Publisher New York: Henry Holt and Company
Number of pages 352
Edition First US Hardcover
ISBN 9780805096194
Keywords physics, thriller, speculative fiction, scientist main character


Eric Argus is a washout. His prodigious early work clouded his reputation and strained his sanity. But an old friend gives him another chance, an opportunity to step back into the light.

With three months to produce new research, Eric replicates the paradoxical double-slit experiment to see for himself the mysterious dual nature of light and matter. A simple but unprecedented inference blooms into a staggering discovery about human consciousness and the structure of the universe.

His findings are celebrated and condemned in equal measure. But no one can predict where the truth will lead. And as Eric seeks to understand the unfolding revelations, he must evade shadowy pursuers who believe he knows entirely too much already (Henry Holt and Company).