Dark Matter is a Science Fiction novel by Blake Crouch, first published in 2016.
Not to be confused with the novel by Garfield Reeves-Stevens.
Are you happy with your life?
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before a man Jasons never met smiles down at him and says, Welcome back, my friend.
In this world hes woken up to, Jasons life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.
Is it this world or the other thats the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he couldve imaginedone that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly humana relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far well go to claim the lives we dream of.
This novel provides examples of:
- Alternate Universe:
- Bigger on the Inside: The box acts like this when under the effects of the compound
- Despair Event Horizon:
- Evil Twin:
- Interdimensional Travel Device: The box can access alternate dimensions
- Kill and Replace:
- Love Makes You Evil: Some of the antagonists fall into this trope
- Me's a Crowd:
- The Multiverse: The basic premise of the book.
- There Can Only Be One: The climax
- The Woobie: