Brainwalker - andschinukukulunga

"The characters and the setting of this book are truly unique and very diverse, the plot is filled with fiction mixed with real brain concepts and puts everything into perspective from both fiction and reality" — Gabrielle Messier

After teaching at Dauphine University, Stephan went on to work as a consultant and engineer for one of the top ten Information Technology services companies in Europe, before deciding to leave Paris and move to the United States.

Fourteen year-old Bernard is full of out of the box ideas -- ideas that nobody appreciates. Not his ultra-rational father, not his classmates, and definitely not his teacher, who's fed up waiting for Bernard's overdue science project. You'd think with a hotshot quantum physicist for a dad, the assignment would be easy as "pi," but with his relationship with his father on rocky ground, Bernard is under more pressure than a helium atom. And Bernard's impulse control flies out the window when he's stressed. So instead of turning in his project, he moons the class and gets suspended. Now his dad's got no choice but to bring him to his work. At the Atom Smasher. It's the chance of a lifetime for Bernard, who knows smashing atoms at the speed of light can -- theoretically -- make wormholes. How about that for the most mind-bending science project ever? But when he sneaks into the particle accelerator and someone hits the power button, Bernard ends up in the last place he'd ever want to be... inside his father's brain. And it's nothing like the spongy grey mass Bernard studied at school. It's a galaxy, infinite and alive. Like, people live there. A mysterious civilization on the brink of extinction, as unaware of their host as he is of them. … ( more )

“A fun way for kids/preteens to learn about science and the brain. The pictures are also really great and add a lot to the story” — Olivia Farr, Reviewer at Harvard Medical School

French-Born Stephan Lacast likes to think of himself as a geek, which depending on your dictionary means either "knowledgeable about computers", or "boring social misfit." At the age of twelve his idea of fun was building computers and programming...

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