This book is brief and daring. Matter, Energy and Mentality: Exploring Metaphysical Reality by Richard Rydon is a book of speculative non-fiction. It is something to sink your metaphysical teeth... More > into. It covers the relationships between Matter, Energy and Mentality, using Energy Redistribution (Unnecessary Action) as a common feature in the Universe. The book should appeal, especially, to those of a mathematical bent, where a number of descriptive equations are presented in an attempt to describe certain elusive aspects of Reality. The book also includes some more-detailed sections, which consider the relationships between Information and Entropy in various Systems.< Less
Each of the characters in ‘The Palomar Paradox’ deals with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in their own way. As in real life, some believe; others don't want you to... More > believe.
'The Palomar Paradox’ sees Luper Beauchamps, a brilliant scientist, back in an astronomical observatory searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. He finds himself working with Leila Keiler, a young student recovering from leukaemia, and Karina Lowenhaupt, an experienced astronomer.
Other characters include, Trent Forsyth, a senior Pentagon official, and his intern, Rihanna Sørensen. They are charged chiefly with quashing all reports of, and evidence for, extraterrestrial activity.
As the SETI research continues at the Mount Palomar Observatory, unusual signals are picked up by a new radio telescope. The signals are dismissed, one by one, until …< Less
Not for the faint-hearted, ‘The Omega Wave’ is a science fiction novel exploring gothic facets of consciousness and human nature. Luper a sensible young scientist finds himself working... More > with Frieda a giddy teenager. As their relationship grows, so do the biological computers called neurospheres that they have developed. Encouraged by Quade, their acquisitive boss, and counselled by Broc, their Ethics Council chairman, they progress secretly, slowly and meticulously. However, working in the shadow of a rogue American-controlled embassy, they get caught up in a web of deception at first concealing but later revealing what they have seen and done.< Less