World Behind the Door: An Encounter with Salvador Dali

World Behind the Door: An Encounter with Salvador Dali

by Mike Resnick

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Overview

Mike Resnick is a science fiction god—more awards than any other writer in his field!

Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory is one of the most memorable images in the world. Everyone who sees this painting wonders: What does it mean? Now the surrealist masterpiece is at the center of a compelling science-fiction story from world-renowned author Mike Resnick. Resnick's first entry in the Art Encounters series, Lady with an Alien: An Encounter with Leonardo da Vinci, was named a Best Book of the Year by the Columbus Dispatch and was called "a most successful encounter!" by Kliatt. Now his remarkable new tale reveals the connection between Dali's celebrated painting and quantum physics...because, it turns out, Dali often traveled to an alternate universe, where he got a lot of his ideas from a young girl named Jinx. Meet Jinx in World Behind the Door, along with Sigmund Freud, Werner Heisenberg, and other historical characters, and discover the shadowy, strange world where all the clocks look like they’re melting.

• Entertaining story of alternate universes

• Packed with intriguing ideas and characters

• Great for school or summer reading

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823004164
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/07/2007
Series: Art Encounters Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.65(w) x 8.71(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Mike Resnick, the world's most honored science-fiction author, has won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and virtually every other award in his field. He is the author of two other Art Encounters titles, Lady with an Alien and A Club in Montmartre. His other novels include Kirinyaga and Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge. His work appears regularly in Asimov’s Science Fiction and Science Fiction Chronicle. He lives in Cincinnati, OH.

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Reality Is a Bore     1
The Dubious Hypnotic     7
Hunting for the Snark     13
Jinx     17
When the Ludicrous Isn't     25
Effect and Cause     33
An Angry Figment     43
New Perspectives     49
The Camembert of Time     57
The Greatest Villain     63
The Finishing Touch     69
The Persistence of Gala     73
Wedded Blitz     79
Escape     83
Big Town     91
Alternatives     97
Antidotes     101
Heisenberg     105
Disintegration     113
Resurrection     117
Dali's Life and Art     121
A Time Line of Dali's Life     125
For More Information     127

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