Losing someone you love -it’s unimaginable. But for Albie Bright the unimaginable has happened. His mum, she’s also a brilliant scientist, dies of cancer. Albie is devastated - that is until he learns from his equally brilliant scientist of a father, that there is the slight probability that his mum may still be alive - in a parallel universe! With the help of his mum’s laptop and his own determination, Albie sets out to find a way to travel to parallel universes and discover if his mum is actually still alive and well in another dimension. But what else might be different in a parallel universe. Albie doesn’t have time to find out.
The beauty of science fiction is that it leaves you ponder “what if?” and “could this really happen?”. I’ll admit quantum physics has never been my area of expertise but as I was reading this book, and rooting for Albie, I found myself wondering, could this really happen? I even went so far as to have a discussion about quantum physics and parallel universes with a nephew of mine that recently graduated with a degree in physics.
Albie’s mum gave her son the perfect advice to guide his exploration: “You only find out what’s possible by trying to do the impossible.”
Here’s something else to ponder - thanks to Albie’s Quantum Banana Theory, I have yet to eat another banana since reading this book!