Quantum Cannibals : Nathan Elberg

Quantum Cannibals : Nathan Elberg

Quantum Cannibals : Nathan Elberg

A genre-bending novel that weaves intersecting narratives that span time, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia to a Post-Modern city-state.

It’s the epic story of three incarnations of two people- alternately son and mother, husband and wife, father and daughter, savage and scholar, who simply want to return to the home they were brutally evicted from.

Osnat and her husband have been exiled to a frozen wasteland along with the rest of the Eber people. Facing starvation, they are brutally assaulted by savages.

A transgender shaman adopts Osnat after butchering her husband. Previously an eminent quantum biologist, Osnat knows she is stuck with the savages. Amid her grief and hatred, she realizes she must become one of them in order to save the remains of her people. Terrified by her own behavior she goes to war, armed with bone knives and improvised nuclear weapons. As she makes a new home for her family and people, she discovers that paradise is the place she previously thought of as hell.

Saima, a northern savage, has been brought across the barrier from the cold, primitive Edge of the World to the high-tech but effete Modern Age. At first, life here seems pleasant: plentiful food, warm houses, and casual sex. However, he isn’t here to fix machines, but on a mission to take back from this world what its ancestors stole when they sent the Ebers away.

In the bucolic Bronze Age, the chieftain Taiku, prepares for an epic confrontation. Rumors have been building of a vast army led by a pious, bloodthirsty conqueror. Taiku turns to Asenath, the wise leader of the Ebers, as he tries to unite the disparate, squabbling tribes of the region.

Quantum Cannibals brings together authentic cultures from Melanesia, Siberia, Europe, the Americas, and more. Drawing on history, anthropology, quantum science and authentic mysticism, this ambitious tale will inspire, horrify, amuse and entertain readers.

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