Dark Matter is hugely popular right now for good reason. It’s technically science fiction because it deals with the multiverse and parallel dimensions, but it’s really more a suspense novel. Jason Dessen gave up a career in physics to become a husband, father, and college professor. He could have been one of the great minds of his time, but instead he is loving his average life almost 100% of the time. One night while coming home from a celebration for a former colleague who’s won a prestigious award, he his kidnapped and sent to a different world where everyone thinks he has invented “the box” – a devise that allows travel between dimensions in the multiverse. Jason just wants to get back to his life, but he’ll have to fight for his life to get there.
This book is perfect for fans of The Martian. It’s interesting, but not too heavy on the science. It makes you think, but it mostly just has you on the edge of your seat the whole time wondering who’s taken Jason, where he is exactly, and how he is going to make it back to his wife, Daniella, and his son, Charlie. I love parallel dimension stories, and this book was no different.
It’s written in first person, but every once in a while there is a glimpse into the world Jason has left behind. We get to see how Daniella and Charlie are getting on without him. The audio was very well done. I purchased this book on Audible, so my husband and I could both listen. We both thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rating: 4 Stars