Multiple worlds: University provides inspiration for debut science fiction novel

Posted by er134 at Jun 19, 2013 02:25 PM |
Cutting edge research at University of Leicester inspires a new sci-fi romance authored by a university administrator

An administrator working in our Department of Medical Education saw the publication of his debut novel on Monday 17 June, inspired by some of the cutting-edge research at the University of Leicester that he works alongside.

James Robinson (pictured), who works in Student Support in the University’s Medical School, has combined his love of sci-fi and his self-taught knowledge of quantum physics to create an imaginative tale of multiple universes in his newly published e-book, Parallel Heart.

The story follows Jack Bickerton, a neurotic science teacher and one half of a marriage of convenience. Forced to decide whether or not to escape his comfortable yet monotonous life by eloping into a parallel universe with a woman who threatens to be merely a figment of his imagination, Jack is confronted with an intense struggle against insanity.

Fusing the multiple possibilities of alternative dimensions and impossible romance, Parallel Heart explores an array of topics, from thought processes to human behaviour.

The result of three years of writing and editing, James’s first novel is self-published through Troubadour Publishing (Matador Books), a Leicester based company, and is working closely with them to maximise his exposure as an author. Parallel Heart was published on Monday 17 June and is available to buy online via Amazon and the publisher’s website for £3.99.