World Behind the Door: An Encounter with Salvador Dali (Art Encounters S.)

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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 centre 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 travelled 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 theyre melting.

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Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory is one of the most memorable images in the world. Now the surrealist masterpiece is at the centre of a compelling science-fiction story from world-renowned author Mike Resnick. His remarkable new tale reveals the connection between Dali's celebrated painting and quantum physics ...because, it turns out, Dali often travelled 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.

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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 Asimovs Science Fiction and Science Fiction Chronicle.

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