Fizz by Zvi Schreiber
Nothing Is as It Seems

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The future. In response to environmental degradation, the Eco-community sect eschews science and technology, returning an austere agricultural life of nature-worship. But one young member, Fizz, struggles to reconcile these doctrines with her own burning curiosity. Risking life and social standing, Fizz embarks on a quest that brings her face-to-face with the often-eccentric giants of physics, from Aristotle and Galileo to Einstein and Hawking. One encounter at a time, Fizz pieces together the intricate workings of our universe, while struggling with the resulting intellectual, moral, and personal challenges.

Returning as a changed person from her epic quest, Fizz faces the decision that will change her world forever.

In the genre of the highly successful Sophie's World, Fizz weaves the bizarre and inspiring history of physics into the touching, dramatic, personal story of a young woman named Fizz who comes of age while voyaging across the centuries.

Not since Sophie’s World, to which this novel bears important similarities, has there been a book to do for the scientific world what the former did for philosophy—inform, intrigue, and entertain… Young girls who accompany Fizz on her journey will quickly discover how good it feels to satisfy their curiosity about how the universe works. Men and women of all ages who enjoy learning outside of school will also be enthralled with these adventures in physics…
Zvi Schreiber’s writing is clear and the plot zooms along… A lot of fun

About Zvi Schreiber

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Zvi Schreiber (pronounced tsvee shryber) is best known as a tech entrepreneur, having built several software startups, one of which-Ghost-was also a pioneer of Palestinian-Israeli business cooperation. He's involved in supporting community computer rooms for the benefit of both Palestinian and Israeli children and adults. He is currently CEO of Lightech, which produces power supplies for energy-efficient LED lighting. Educated at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College, London, he earned a BA in mathematics, a Ph.D. in computer science, and an MSc in theoretical physics. He has published one previous book, a small novelty picture book with his own photography; Fizz is his first novel. Born in London, Zvi lives with his family in Jerusalem, Israel.
Published June 9, 2011 by Zedess Publishing. 531 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Other chapters consist of Fizz showing up at a university, lab or (with Einstein) patent office and asking, “So, [physicist du jour], what are you thinking about these days?” Underlying Fizz’s quest is her nagging worry—Are science and technology forces for good or for evil?

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