My day (and often night) job as an academic scientist permitting I try to satisfy my passion for writing. My first novel (see below) is now available on Amazon, both in ebook format and as a paperback. This book would not have seen the light of day without help from 2 wonderful people. I am very grateful to Soren Bendt Pedersen for his wonderful cover design, and to Maria Elena Fernandez Marinovic for much needed editing. Please check out their websites.
Please note, any content in this section is personal and does NOT necessarily reflect the views of the institution where I currently work, in case that is not blindingly obvious.
Faith Physics - a satirical novella
Faith Physics is a satire of religion and of popular science. It's based on the (intentionally) absurd idea that scientists are able to build machines which allow them to converse with the afterlife. Based on this premise this short novel explores many key points of a philosophical critique of religion.
"The afterlife is real. Thanks to the theory of Prof. Alfred L. Snesenon humanity can build machines to converse with the hereafter. But the departed are not very forthcoming about their 'living conditions'. Nevertheless, the accumulating body of knowledge about the afterlife revolutionises religion, science, and personal hygiene across the planet."
Or as one generous reviewer put it:
"Imagine Douglas Adams writing Samuel Butler's Erehwon, but he's in a very sarcastic mood and has chosen to instead write an account of impact on society of machines that allow the living to converse with the dead. If that sounds good then this is the book for you. If it doesn't you'll still probably like it."
Faith Physics is available as both ebook and paperback. Search for it on Amazon and Goodreads.