The Dark Arrow of Time

A Scientific Novel

  • Massimo Villata

Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 153-163

About this book


This riveting scientific novel combines adventure, love, suspense, magic, pathos, and mystery in a carefully woven plot that is full of unexpected twists and turns. The author is an astrophysicist who has developed an alternative theory, which holds that traveling in time is possible. Time is, in fact, the real protagonist of the novel and of the intrigue surrounding the attempt to seize the secret of Time’s other arrow, the dark arrow normally hidden from us, which points back at our past. The underlying premise is that antimatter is nothing more than common matter moving backwards in time. The justification for this interpretation has been with us for some time, “hiding in plain sight” within Maxwell’s equations, the Lorentz transformations, the CPT theorem of relativistic quantum mechanics, and Feynman diagrams. While the science underlying the narrative is explained whenever necessary, sometimes with the aid of simple mathematical formulas, these scientific asides account for only a small part of the book, which will appeal to a wide audience, including readers who are far from being science buffs.


Antimatter science fiction book Time travel Interplanetary travel Exoplanets CPT symmetry Feynman diagrams Genetic engineering Teleportation Antiparticles

Authors and affiliations

  • Massimo Villata
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  1. 1.Osservatorio Astrofisico di TorinoINAFPino Torinese (TO)Italy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67485-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67486-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1188
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1196
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