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Il teorema dell'Apocalisse (Final Theory #2)

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L'annuncio delle agenzie di stampa è dirompente: l'Iran ha costruito e testato una bomba atomica. Nel giro di poche ore, però, David Swift, professore di Storia della scienza alla Columbia University, riceve notizie ancor più gravi: anzitutto, un suo ex compagno d'università lo contatta per rivelargli che, per una brevissima frazione di secondo, l'esplosione dell'atomica i ...more
Hardcover, 394 pages
Published September 22nd 2011 by Nord (first published 2011)
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Maha
Aug 25, 2013 Maha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's true - most of this book is as much of a page-turner as Final Theory. But Alpert really screwed this one up by meddling too much in (politically incorrect) politics.

Take for example the Lebanese-Palestinian terrorists who enjoy slitting throats and repeatedly telling main characters how much they love "killings the Jews" and "not killing enough Jews." Subtle enough? Alpert then makes the ultra-orthodox Jews with Torahs and Uzis out to be heroes. Curiously, the Jewish characters don't seem
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Paul Pessolano
"The Omega Theory" is a continuation of Mark Alpert's first book "Final Theory". Albert Einstein was able to unlock the secret of the Universe when he discovered "The Theory of Everything". This discovery could be either the salvation of the world, or its destruction. The formula is only known by Michael, a teenage boy, who is autistic, but also brilliant.

Brother Cyrus wants the formula so that he can hasten the end days, destroying the corrupt world we now live in and establish the "Kingdom of
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Steve Schlutow
Mar 01, 2011 Steve Schlutow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Person who like adventure and technical jargon
I thought this book was much better than his first and do look forward to his third as the characters become more developed.. I do enjoy ALbert's technical jargon..
Martin
May 14, 2017 Martin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Couldn't finish it. Same old same old, guns and action blah blah, the science is weak and felt like he was making a Hollywood movie. Predictable.
Sabrina
Feb 28, 2017 Sabrina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Totally and completely unbelievable. A Divinci Code knock off with a very heavy emphasis on the religious zealots and a crazy leader who believes he has been chosen by god to bring on the end of days. Also I think the author who did some research on computers and the theory of many sciences having to do with time and space also need to do research on autism which I'd say he winged most of it. When you have a character that is autistic for a main one you need to know what you are writing about.
Greg Zimmerman
Apr 03, 2011 Greg Zimmerman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What if the universe is nothing more than an incredibly intricate computer program? Sounds a bit Matrix-y, yeah? But apparently famed physicist John Archibald Wheeler theorized this "It From Bit" idea -- that literally everything in the universe could be described with 'yes' or 'no' binary choices -- near the end of his career. And it's an idea still being kicked around in some scientific circles. This It From Bit theory is the basis for Mark Alpert's taut, fast-paced scientific thriller The Ome ...more
Daniel Rudge
David Swift, physics historian, and his family return in the sequel to Final Theory. Basically, in the first book, Swift discovered that Albert Einstein proved the unified field theory. The theory was that space and time were interconnected. in the end, the only one who memorized the unified field theory was Einstein's great-great autistic grandson Michael because Swift was worried that the unified field theory could help man create the ultimate weapon. In this book, Michael is kidnapped by reli ...more
Maurizio Codogno
Nov 14, 2011 Maurizio Codogno rated it really liked it
A quanto pare, la fantascienza - a meno che non si parli del buonanima di Asimov, e a ondate di Dick - non tira più: resta ancora la fantasy che però nel gruppo Mauri Spagnol è spesso più appannaggio della Salani, e pertanto l'Editrice Nord ha cambiato un po' il suo catalogo. Fortunatamente, come scrisse Clarke, "ogni tecnologia sufficientemente avanzata è indistinguibile dalla magia" e così è possibile fare una buona approssimazione di hard SF ambientata nel 2011, come in questo libro: secondo ...more
Nachman Kataczinsky
Mr. Alpert definitely knows how to write an action thriller. If you don’t analyze the action too much (and why would you?) this is a gripping book. Things happen all the time.

Now to the bad news: the FBI are a bunch of evil idiots – all of them, no exceptions, the Vice President is an imbecile and the Secretary of Defense is so stupid that it is surprising he can find his way to the bathroom and even more surprising that he knows what to do once he gets there. On the other hand, the Russian SPEC
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Olof
Apr 04, 2013 Olof rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ginger Weirich
Jan 12, 2016 Ginger Weirich rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, let me catch my breath a minute. What happens when you mess with the time/space continuum? Can you think of the disaster(s) it might cause? Once again, we meet our autistic teenager, his adoptive parents, a religious psychopath and a smattering of other characters, once again involved in the “theory of everything”. All of these characters are three dimensional and very believable, including the “theory”. I found that I couldn’t sit still; I couldn’t breath; I couldn’t even think. This grab ...more
Rick F.
A techincally complex novel, not as involving as the first in the series- It would appear that the author allowed some of his political views to seep into the plot- never a good thing in a novel- especially a thriller- which is aimed at a broad audience- Characters were somewhat plastic- and stereotyped- the "True Believers" were a bit hard to believe - pun intended and the overall plot was a bit on the far out side- a bit too much details on physics ect- stopped action - Alpert obviously is ext ...more
Erin
Dec 18, 2012 Erin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: generic-fiction
Slow-moving and predictable, I never really got into this book. The characters were not developed at all and relied heavily on any character development that had happened in the first book. The physics was decently sound, which is always nice, but overall, I just couldn't get emotionally involved in the story. The first book was better.
Shaun
Jun 08, 2016 Shaun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First book was predictable and not a good read. I liked the author's later books, though, so I gave book 2 a shot. This one was like day compared to the night of the first and I loved it. I hope someday the author will give this series another entry.
Jean
May 17, 2011 Jean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the scientific theory behind the plot - and it dovetails perfectly with the latest from Stephen Hawking about the creation of the universe. But I didn't find that it "crackles with suspense" as promised on the book cover...
Ricardo
Aug 23, 2012 Ricardo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book was okay but Alpert is simply not a natural, he obviously has to work extremely hard to come up with a plot and I don't think he can squeeze a third book out of the current plot line. He's lucky he managed to get two out of it
Wilma
Apr 07, 2015 Wilma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Omega Theory" by Mark Alpert. It's about Iran testing a nuclear bomb and tests show it is more dangerous than any previous one. Something happens that had not occurred since the "Big Bang". The excitement builds from there.
Rachel
Jul 15, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So fun to find a new author and read everything back to back! Great job furthering character development and also creating a suspenseful narrative. I was intrigued by some of the religious themes. I really enjoy it.
Marios Tasos
This sequel has its good points that you get familiar with Final Theory. Too technical at same points but i liked it, people may find it boring. Does not have the same rush, action and suspense as the Final Theory. I enjoyed the scientific theory that Alpert created for the plot.
Scott
Feb 28, 2011 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesting premise - my interview for this book is here
http://sbutki.newsvine.com/_news/2011...
Joyce
Sep 08, 2011 Joyce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would make a good movie -- loved all the technical stuff!
Louisa
Jun 20, 2011 Louisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really need to read the first book in this series, this one was very good, and I really enjoyed it!
Elena
Sep 02, 2012 Elena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For as much as I enjoyed the first book, this one seems too predictable and cliche', and definitely much slower that the Final Theory.
Allan
Jan 21, 2016 Allan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good/very g
3.5
Stephen
OK but not as good as his previous book, Final Theory. The main device at the center of the plot was too weak in my view.
Evan Manhas
Sep 24, 2015 Evan Manhas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WAS GREAT
Roger Scherping
Apr 29, 2015 Roger Scherping rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty good thriller, but the science was even more fascinating. A universal program, ion computers, quantum mechanics, and crashing the program. I need to go back and read book #1.
Debbie
May 17, 2011 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was action packed, but really the physics of it all was over my head. wish I started with the first in the series.
Donna Brown
Nov 12, 2014 Donna Brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a book that I wasn't sure whether I would like it and found out that I did. I plan to read the first book in this series.
Ralph Goldman
solid.....
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Mark Alpert, author of Final Theory, The Omega Theory, Extinction, The Furies, and The Six, is a contributing editor at Scientific American. In his long journalism career he has specialized in explaining scientific ideas to readers, simplifying esoteric concepts such as extra dimensions and parallel universes. And now, in his novels, Alpert weaves cutting-edge science into high-energy thrillers th ...more
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