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God's Loophole

(God's Loophole #1)

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Gabe Rockwell’s prom night is cut short when he gets a frantic call from his older brother Jeremy, the Stanford University dropout turned CEO of this year’s hottest tech startup. He’s talking about things Gabe doesn’t understand—venture capitalists, prototypes, million dollar IPOs; he’s stumbled on something big and he needs people he can trust. He needs Gabe.

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Paperback, 306 pages
Published March 27th 2014 by Lavabrook Publishing Group (first published March 26th 2014)
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
**** 4.5 Cranky Stars ****



I picked up this book on a whim. It was a freebie and the synopsis appealed to me. It’s the first Dan Rix book I’ve read, but it won’t be the last.



A theoretical exercise by Jeremy Rockwell and Professor Hsu results in a groundbreaking physics technique and a proto-type machine called the Bubble. The Bubble can delete matter temporarily from existence, essentially, providing God’s Loophole in the universe.



Roped into the project are Raedyn Summers, Jeremy’s girlfriend, a
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Stephen Tremp
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
“A great ‘What If’ scenario that is theoretically possible.”

Author Dan Rix has spun a fascinating tale of a scientific breakthrough mankind is not ready to steward. Grad student Jerry Rockwell has theoretically found a way to change, delete, and eventually create matter. He brings in his brother Gabriel Rockwell and girlfriend Raedyn Summers to test a machine he built that can bring about these results. But Gabriel and Raedyn eventually learn they can accomplish the feat without the machine insi
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Mylia Muse
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-versions
This book was harder for me to get into than "Triton" was and so it took a lot longer to get me hooked on the story. However, the last third of the book was very intense and it makes me want to read the sequel as soon as it comes out since there were so many unanswered questions and cliffhangers.

I think the reason I had a hard time getting into the story at first was because I had to keep stopping to look things up about different schools of Physics to get an understanding of what the characters
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R.A. White
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book drew me in with the interesting plot, but did become more character oriented as it progressed. The ideas were cool, and a couple nights I stayed up reading longer than I should have because I was creepily eager to see what happened next. I can't really talk about anything specific without taking away the mystery, so I'll just say I enjoyed it. What I didn't enjoy was the whole love (lust) triangle thing. I suspended my irritation with it until the end, wondering if it might end up bein ...more
Malinda McConnell
Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is not the typical book that I read but I enjoyed it immensely. The description of this book easily caught my attention with the first sentence, "The first human to be cut out of the universe, by her own choice, is a beautiful teenage girl." My first thoughts were, why and how, then quickly went to I have to read this. The book is well-written and unforgettable. The story is not something that has been written before and I think it can be enjoyed by most readers.
D.A. Cairns
I could almost follow the science, but what kept me in was the characters, particularly the love hate thing between Gabe and Raedyn. Excitement quickly turned to doom in this well paced YA fantasy with enjoyable touches of hyperbolic description. Strong, good writing, but as I said, for me it was all about Gabe and Raedyn.
Kay
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars

I read the book Triton by Dan Rix and absolutely LOVED it - couldn't put it down, so after I wrote a review, I signed up for Mr. Rix's mailing list. I was so excited to get this book. It's gripping right from the start, just like Triton. I enjoyed the characters personalities and how they interacted with each other. The back stories of each character are told in small quantities at a time, so it keeps you guessing the whole way through the book. It ends with a tremendous cliffhanger l
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Anna Tan
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Jeremy Rockwell has built the bubble - a prototype machine that isolates users from reality, letting them directly experience quantum effects, such as manipulate individual atoms. Rockwell brings in his girlfriend, the mysterious Raedyn Summers, and his brother, sports jock Gabriel, as business partners in his new tech start up.

Fighting against time to produce results for their backers, Raedyn and Gabriel spend more and more time using the machine. Even as they become addicted to the experience
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Jeffery
Apr 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Alexandra
*Recieved an e-copy in exchange for an honest review*


Although sci-fi, and I mean the hard-core ones, weren't always on my to-read list, I was surprised by the title of this one and the summary. Gabe's brother invents the 'bubble' a machine which can erase you from the universe for a minute, then bring you back again. Despite the great expectations of this invention Gabe's brother disappears, leaving Gabe behind with a singe message.

So Gabe begins entering the machine but after some time the conc
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Darlene Cruz
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story started off good and got me interested. As the story progress I was totally gone. Not drop the book and never to read it again but GONE, I got lost in it. The love thing or love triangle, well I could assume to leave it because my interest was in the science and what do you call it? Quantum what???? Cliff hangers I'm not a fan of but will I read another of Dan Rix book? YES! My senses were searching for the answers just because the author wrote the story so convincing that I kept wanti ...more
Tanya
Technically I give this book 3.75 stars. I couldn't quite give it more than that because the science was so far over my head. Not just the science itself, but I had a hard time even imagining the bubble's inner workings because I don't know what atoms look like & can't realistically imagine what it would look like for Gabe & Rae to move them around, etc. BUT- this author I think writes so well that even though a lot of the technical stuff I couldn't understand, the book was very easy to read & I ...more
Jonathan
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rix leans heavily into the science for "Science fiction", and weaves an interesting enough tale here to keep you focused on the story. I think the only loose problem here is an "Iffy" character development, (Jeremy isn't fully realized, Rae is, somewhat, but Gabriel is probably the most realized out of the main 3.) Otherwise, no complaints, and it's refreshing enough to keep you focused on where the story is heading next.
Candice
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Looking forward to reading the next book!

Now I'm hooked. Really good start to an interesting idea. Not that I'm a physicist, or even an amateur quantum mechanics student, but this made the science of it intriguing enough, with a decent love triangle to boot, kept me on edge and left me curious enough to have to know more!. I am in!
Sean Randall
Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Though the idea behind this one takes a bit of getting used to, the final third of the book was certainly interesting and the end left me dangling and wanting more. An series to watch, even if I wouldn't immediately peg it as a bestseller.
Walter Helmke
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.

Just a few editing glitches, but loved the way the story played out- already ordered and starting the next book. :-)
Velvetink
Jun 18, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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