“‘Perhaps it is a miracle – that the world is real,’” says Manolis Minakis, the physicist-protagonist of this intensely believable SF novel…. The SF content is almost secondary, though it provides a powerful symbolic gloss to Minakis’s fascinating life.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Preuss combines cutting-edge quantum physics with fascinating Greek archaeology to make an absolute masterwork of a book, full of compelling images, intriguing characters, evocative settings, and scientific verisimilitude. This is his best science fiction novel to date, and he’s written some excellent ones.”
— John G. Cramer
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Secret Passages centers on Manolis Minakis, born a shepherd boy on the island of Crete and, because of his untutored gift for mathematics, sent to Cambridge University by archaeologist John Pendlebury. He becomes a renowned physicist and later a successful industrialist, returning to Crete in retirement. Using a cache of Minoan treasures, Minakis lures photographer Anne-Marie Brand, and through her Peter Slater, a theoretician, to aid his experimental attempts to recover the past.