troperville

tools

toys

Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Literature: Quantum Gravity
A series by Justina Robson.

After the Quantum Bomb of 2015, there are six worlds. In no particular order, they are: Alfheim, Faery, Demonia, Thanotopia, Zoomenon, and Otopia.

Skip ahead a couple generations and meet Liles. Lila Black is a cyborg, with a functioning AI, which is slowly meshing with her. She's magic-scarred from an earlier job gone wrong in Alfheim. She comes from Otopia, and is a member of the Agency, a national security service focusing on inter-world interactions. It's her job to spy on an Elvish rock star named Zal, while hidden as a bodyguard. On their first meeting, they get into Game, a type of wild magic that binds them until one of them loses or dies. Games create strong impulses enough to turn murder charges to manslaughter, so losing isn't really a pertinent option, and both Lila and Zal are shaping up to live a good, long time.

Lila has to go to various worlds, and... things get weird. There is more mystery than she can imagine, and the only way to figure it all out is to dive right in herself.

Well. It is with Lila, anyway.

Later books show a good deal more focus on other characters, and the amount of focus on other characters seems directly proportionate to how much Lila is getting over herself.

Books: Keeping It Real, Selling Out, Going Under, Chasing the Dragon, Down to the Bone

Needs a Better Description

Oh, and despite having a character named Glinda, it has nothing to do with the Wicked song "Defying Gravity".

Contains Examples Of:


Pretty in PinkAdministrivia/Needs a Better DescriptionRomeo Is Bleeding
Quadrail SeriesScience Fiction LiteratureThe Quantum Thief
Quadrail SeriesLiterature of the 2000sQuarantine
The Purple WidowFantasy LiteratureThe Queen's Thief

alternative title(s): Quantum Gravity
random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
25425
40