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Merrill R. (Rick) Chapman is both a published and self-published author
Rule-Set is his first novel. More about Rick
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Quantum computing, advanced particle physics and AI meet Japanese manga in Rule-Set: A Novel of a Quantum Future
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Rule-Set is a hard sci-fi mystery intellectual drama with some bits of hardcore action. Oh, and possible romantic seeds are strewn. Maybe. MYSTERY DAMMIT! The point is that it’s an excellent book and like all excellent books, it’s many things. I’m a fast reader by nature, but I also have almost no time these days and I still slammed through it in three nights.
JB Garner, Author of Indomitable
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"Make no mistake; the novel’s pervasive theme of Japanese mysticism is underpinned by (well-researched) hard science. This work is literally a “quantum leap” in the exposition of future virtual reality.
In addition, it contains something both rare and welcome in hard SF: a sprinkling of ROFL humor. You’ll be begging for the sequel."
Joe Dacy II, The Kindle Book Review
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Rule-Set: A Novel of a Quantum Future
Enter a world where quantum computing meets Japanese manga in an epic fantasy where reality itself comes under siege.
In 2060, the hacktivist group, Rule-Set (The Set to Rule You All), threw the US presidential election by seizing control of NETS, (the National Election Tabulation System) and diverting three million votes from the winning candidate. In 2062, Rule-Set topped itself by rootkitting Colossus, the quantum computing backbone of the first commercial immersive gaming service. More about Rule-Set
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