Dark Matter
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Dark Matter


“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 Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s 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 that’s 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 could’ve imagined—one 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 human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

Title:Dark Matter
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:342 pages

    Dark Matter Reviews

  • Emily May
    Jul 13, 2016

    I suppose we’re both just trying to come to terms with how horrifying infinity really is. This book made me feel tiny. It was overwhelming and scary, but oh so very gripping too. Dark Matter is the...

  • Regan
    Feb 15, 2017

    4.5This book f*cked me up. ...

  • Jennifer Masterson
    Mar 19, 2016

    LOVED IT!!! This book is insanity in a box! 5 stars! Believe the hype! Do not read many reviews! If you like sci fi or want something different and can suspend disbelief read or listen to this book!Th...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Apr 29, 2016

    Dr. Mr. Crouch,I was first introduced to your work via my Aunt Janet “The Librarian” years ago; she started me off with your Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite series and I knew I’d found a new favori...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Aug 04, 2016

    It's terrifying when you consider that every thought we have, every choice we could possibly make, creates a new world. Dark Matter, to be blunt, is miles and miles away from the line that marks my ...

  • karen
    Apr 16, 2016

    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best science fiction category 2016!what is this book….???i suppose it's best described as a sci fi/speculative fiction love story with philosophy sauce al...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Apr 28, 2016

    I just read the craziest book and it was so good. I was going along wanting to find out what in the world has happened to Jason! Why has he lost his identity. Who are these people after him! I mean on...

  • Justin
    Jul 16, 2016

    I loved the premise of this story.Are we really happy? What if we made different decisions in life? What if we could live out choices we never made but wished we did?What if we went left instead of ri...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Feb 08, 2016

    *****NO SPOILERS, I SWEAR.*****”What if all the pieces of belief and memory that comprise who I am--my profession, Daniela, my son--are nothing but a tragic misfiring in that gray matter between my ...

  • Matthew
    Jun 16, 2016

    Best way to sum this up - one of the most unique and original stories I have read in a long time. 75% of this book I cannot give you a similar example of from another story.I can see why others have s...

About Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, that was Summer 2015’s #1 show. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the T