The Oppenheimer Alternative
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Red Deer Press
"Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds," physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer famously exclaimed when the first atomic bomb exploded in 1945. His Manhattan Project gathered the greatest scientists ever assembled, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Edward Teller, Leo Szilard, and Enrico Fermi.
In this meticulously researched, fast-paced thriller, Sawyer keeps those geniuses together after the war in hopes of redeeming themselves and saving our planet from an environmental catastrophe. If they succeed, they will be able to declare, "Now we are become life, the saviors of the world."
The Oppenheimer Alternative will delight Sawyer's traditional science-fiction fans as well as history buffs, those who enjoy scientific biographies, and mainstream readers.
With a release coinciding with the 75th anniversaries of the Trinity explosion (July 16, 1945) and the Hiroshima bombing (August 6, 1945), The Oppenheimer Alternative will be supported by an eight city Canada-wide book tour. (With COVID-19 the nature of the tour may change.)