28 January 2008

Quantum Fiction

Has anyone heard of the new speculative fiction genre Quantum Fiction? According to the Wikipedia Knowledge Dump, "Quantum Fiction is a new literary genre that blurs the lines separating science fiction, fantasy, and quantum mechanics. This genre is characterized by The use of quantum mechanics to explain, or make plausible, the supernatural, paranormal, or fantastic."

Vanna Bonta coined the term and describes it as "...literature that embodies the new physical or quantum universe. It involves the view of reality as a multi-dimensional experience in which reality is subjectively seen and uncertainly known."

Interesting! Has anyone read Bonta or other quantum fiction? Send Electric Spec some quantum fiction stories!

5 comments:

Renata Hill said...

Lesley, as an author, you are ahead of the curve on that one! Quantum shorts for Electric Spec -- yes. Agents who're looking for quantum fiction novels (like yours) -- definitely!

Anonymous said...

Quickly, can't log in now but there's an interview about quantum fiction on Audible.com with author Vanna Bonta. It's a free bonus download. Search her name. Very cool!

Bernita said...

"This genre is characterized by The use of quantum mechanics to explain, or make plausible, the supernatural, paranormal, or fantastic."
Well, crap.I am primitive, I guess.
I use plain old electrical theory to explain mine.

QF writers said...

I just saw a couple of quantum fiction novels recently. I think you're on to something hot. They don't call it vision for nothing, means everyone else is blind (for the moment) Here's a place where QF writers are converging. (click QF writers)

taz j. said...

Looking for all I can find on quantum fiction. Science fiction is pale and Newtonian. Quantum fiction has to do with a whole new world not necessarily science. The possibilities...!