It’s just plain good science fiction and it satisfies

Friday, October 26th, 2018

I haven’t read The Da Vinci Code — or any other conspiracy thrillers, now that I think of it — but I have to assume that Hans G. Schantz‘s Hidden Truth series reads like Dan Brown’s bestselling novel — but with physics taking the place of theology.

Schantz can credibly weave physics into his story, because he is a trained physicist and “wrote the book” on The Art and Science of Ultra-Wideband Antennas, and the first book definitely made me want to know more about the pioneers of electromagnetic theory — many of whom did die young or inexplicably left the field.

But the real draw — or drawback — of the novel is that it is unambiguously conservative and especially anti-Progressive. This makes it a bit of a guilty pleasure, if you ascribe to Jordan Peterson’s point about art versus propaganda:

Neovictorian reviewed the second book, and I think he reviewed it well:

It’s fun, it’s well written, it’s just plain good science fiction and it satisfies. Also, it’s a practical guide to understanding, infiltrating and grandly screwing with college SJWs. After you’ve read it, buy a copy (of both volumes) for your friends and children at school! Buy copies for younger kids, too. These books show how young people should conduct themselves with honor and perseverance, and not through preaching, but through example.

I may have to read Neovictorian’s own Sanity next.


  1. Graham says:

    I wonder if I should consider it alarming that the link to the book on Amaxon just keeps reloading and will not stop. But any other Amazon page I try works fine, including The Da Vinci Code.

  2. Thanks for the review! The ebook edition of Book 3 The Brave and the Bold, should be out soon.

    I can recommend Sanity. One of my favorite Heinlein stories, Gulf, featured a secret society of superachievers who banded together to save humanity from itself. Heinlein’s story didn’t quite live up to the promise of its premise, but Neovictorian’s Sanity, does. Recruited since high school by a similar secret society, Cal Adler has to figure out their motives and decide whether to enlist their aid to avenge his friend’s death. Written in an interesting non-linear style, Sanity is part mystery, part thriller, and part anti-modernist critique. Neovictorian constructs a well-grounded and plausible secret history of the Cold War and the behind-the-scenes struggle to control the destiny of our society. If you like my books, you’ll probably like Sanity.

  3. Isegoria says:

    It looks like the Kindle edition of the third book is out. (And the first book is just $0.99.)

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