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Review: Multiverse, by Robert Mercer Nairne

 You know that thing where white men hit age 35 and are suddenly history buffs? This book is what would happen if a couple of them started a Reddit thread in 2019 and then published it as a novel in an election year.  Multiverse  claims to be set in the near-future when America is in a depression, political parties are at life-threatening odds, and the validity of science is in question. It was published in June 2020. Now read that sentence again.  String theory is heavily referenced in the novel - I'll get to how that happens later - and I will say this: If the author's intent was not to warn America but to suggest that we are living in a world parallel to this one as a result of some minute change, and if everything in it is meant to be farce, then I applaud you for the attempt and I regret that the writing does not meet the standard needed to portray the events with that tone, because that I might have enjoyed. Instead, we have a thinly-veiled attempt to warn the United Stat

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