Monday, 5 May 2014

Luminis Books 2014 Spring Collection of Titles Blog Tour: Antiphony by Chris Katsaropoulos







Theodore Reveil is one of the leading lights in String Theory physics, on his way to present his latest research at a triumphant meeting of his colleagues from around the world, when he realizes he has lost the notes for his presentation.At the podium, in the midst of his distraction and confusion, he poses the question: “What if the universe, instead of being a giant machine, is really a giant thought?” Then he crosses a line which he can never step back over again, saying, “The infinities and singularities in these equations may be telling us that what we are missing is unknowable in terms of physical science. These unsolvable terms in our equations may be roadsigns pointing to consciousness-to God-as the missing piece of the puzzle.”Antiphony traces the downward spiral of Theodore’s career in the wake of what he has said, and the remarkable transformation that leads him into the depths of madness . . . or the revelation of the Final Theory, the ultimate secret of the universe.




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January 15, 2014
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Beautiful and Lyrical Novel Reveals 
Deep Understanding of String Theory 
and Spiritual Metaphysics

Is there a God, and if so, is science fighting a 
losing battle in its search for the ultimate Theory 
of Everything? 

Carmel, INSometimes the most amazing glimpse of the infinite comes through the prism 
of the human spirit. This is the premise of a new novel that brings to the forefront the ongoing debate between science and 
religion about some of the most fundamental questions of all: 
“How did the universe come into being?” “Why does it behave the way it does?” and, 
“Why is there something as opposed to nothing at all?”

ANTIPHONY (Luminis Books; $18.95) by Chris Katsaropoulos dramatically depicts the downfall of Theodore, a String Theory physicist who commits the biggest faux pas in the 
world of science, proposing to his colleagues at a major international conference that perhaps 
consciousness—God—could be the missing piece in discovering the Final Theory of the 
universe. To the horror of everyone at the meeting, Theodore proposes, “What if the 
Universe is really a giant thought?”

ANTIPHONY traces the downward spiral of Theodore’s career in the wake of what he has 
said, and the remarkable transformation that leads him into the depths of madness . . . or the revelation of the 
Final Theory, the ultimate secret of the universe.

Katsaropoulos explores Theodore’s downfall with a depth of feeling and meaning that is 
expressed in a lyrical style that challenges readers to think beyond what is readily apparent 
and on the surface of things. As novelist Al Riske put it in his recent review of ANTIPHONY, “Katsaropoulos has a way of 
delving deeply into what seem like small moments—the whole 
novel takes place in just three or four days—and capturing all their nuances and vibrating 
tension.”

As Riske says in his review, “Throughout Antiphony, the protagonist experiences dreams and visions that fill pages the way 
a flash flood fills a ravine—a torrent of words flowing into the 
space between the margins and pressing onward to the next page and the next. It makes me wonder how he did it.”

Is there a God, and if so, is science fighting a losing battle in its search for the ultimate 
Theory of Everything? In the end, ANTIPHONY lets each reader decide for themselves… 

Luminis Books was launched in October 2008 with a mission to publish meaningful fiction for children and adults. As an independent publisher, Luminis has the opportunity to champion excellence in fiction from new authors who might not get the attention of the larger houses. 
Luminis Books is distributed by IPG.



ADVANCED PRAISE FOR ANTIPHONY :

Antiphony is, in many ways, an awe-inspiring novel. It was, I think, written in awe. 
Awe of science and reason. Awe of intuition and faith. Awe of the one and the many... 
Chris Katsaropoulos has a way of delving deeply into what seem like small moments... 
It makes me wonder how he did it.
Al Riske, author of Sabrina's Window and Precarious

What I found most engaging about Antiphony are the questions it raises. 
Katsaropoulos raises many intriguing questions that offer metaphysical food for the mind. 
Read the book! 

The story is fascinating, and the writing is powerful and poetic.
—Joseph Yurt, blogcritics, Seattle PI

Hold on to your chair or you will be totally transported out of your comfort zone by 

Antiphony. It doesn't matter if you haven't the foggiest idea what String Theory is...
You will fall down a metaphorical rabbit hole alongside a scientist driven to prove 
his theory. 
Katsaropoulos is an emerging fresh literary voice...
Rita Kohn, NUVO Newsweekly

Antiphony is, in many ways, an awe-inspiring novel. It was, I think, written in awe. 
Awe of science and reason. Awe of intuition and faith. Awe of the one and the many, 
unity and diversity. 
Writer Chris Katsaropoulos has a way of delving deeply into what seem like 
small moments-the whole novel takes place in just three or four days-and capturing 
all their nuances and vibrating tension. Throughout Antiphony, the protagonist 
(a physicist researching string theory) experiences dreams and visions that fill pages 
the way a flash flood fills a ravine-a torrent of words flowing into the space between the 
margins and pressing onward to the next page and the next. 
It makes me wonder how he did it.            

Al Riske, author of SABRINA'S WINDOW and PRECARIOUS


ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Chris Katsaropoulos is the author of more than a dozen books, including two novels, Fragile and Antiphony. He has been an editor at several major publishing houses and has published numerous trade books, textbooks, and novels over the course of his publishing career. Chris has traveled extensively in Europe and North America and enjoys playing the piano and hiking in out of the way places. Complex Knowing, the first collection of his poetry, is forthcoming from Luminis Books in September 2014.

Visit http://antiphonyck.blogspot.com to read more, including his most recent poems. 


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Check out the full Virtual Tour for Luminis Books 2014 Titles, go to http://www.jkscommunications.com/virtual-tour-luminis-books-2014-titles/





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