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Since the beginnings of history people have believed in magic, but California science writer Andy Taggart is not one of them. Until the day that John Chalk, his old friend from grad school, makes a ballpoint pen rise to stand on end – untouched. From that moment Andy is caught up in John’s mystery. Is this an illusion or is it new physics? Why can John do things that other ...more
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Published August 18th 2010 by Smashwords
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David Welch
Dec 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I’m writing this review because I like this book. I believe I’m qualified to write a review because I’ve read a lot. In my 65 plus years I’ve easily read more than 4,000 books and a large part of them, perhaps as many as 1,000, have been in the Science Fiction genre. So as an avid reader of Science Fiction I’d like to say the following about Paul Guthrie’s book:

I look for four things in a Science Fiction novel: Does it maintain my interest beyond the first few pages? Do I feel strongly about the
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Rick F.
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As the opening synopsis states "Since the beginnings of history people have believed in magic, but California science writer Andy Taggart is not one of them. Until the day that John Chalk, his old friend from grad school, makes a ballpoint pen rise to stand on end – untouched. From that moment Andy is caught up in John’s mystery. Is this an illusion or is it new physics? Why can John do things that other people can’t – things that will mark him in some eyes as a worker of miracles? And why does ...more
I.D. Martin
Jun 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
THE WRONG GOD
Paul Guthrie

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SUMMARY
This is a cross genre thriller mixing conspiracy theory, religious criticism and mystic science. A crazy grab bag of story generators but it works. It is tightly written concentrating on its main characters and building slyly to a satisfying if slightly off center climax. It takes Andy, John and Rachel on a tense, terrifying ride struggling to come to grips with seemingly magical abili
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Bobby Barkett
Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was simply outstanding! Paul Guthrie writes superbly blending magic, politics, and power into a phenomenal story sure to resonate with 21st century challenges. Excellent choice. I look forward to the sequel...
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What can I say? Carlos Cortes used the word "superb"...nice word.
Mike
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
The prologue of this book introduces Ea a female oracle, the Roman Volantus who can levitate, and Dror a fake using wires to levitate objects – fictional characters used to remind us that people with “special powers” have historically been sacrificed as witches and devils. Not sure why this prologue was necessary, and as I read it I was hoping the main story would be better written. Fortunately it was.

This is the story of John Chalk, a physicist who late in life develops skills for moving things
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I am a scientist by training and vocation. I received a BA in Physics from Cornell University, followed by a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Massachusetts. After graduation I went to work for NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD. My work was primarily in the development of computer models to simulate the chemistry of the Earth’s atmosphere in order to understand ozone depl ...more

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