Quantum Cop Blog Tour- Lesley L. Smith


Can One Scientist Overcome The Odds, Thwart An Evil Student, And Save Reality Itself?



When you think of physics, the first word that pops into your head might not be ‘fun’ or ‘exciting.’ Instead, it might remind you of stressful nights cramming for that dreaded science final you just knew was going to tank your GPA.

But, never fear! Physics doesn’t have to be a source of stress anymore—in fact, it can fun! The Quantum Cop by successful writer and particle physicist Lesley L. Smith, Ph.D. smashes the science fiction mold by explaining physics through an unexpected heroine, who faces the breakdown of reality, a devious pupil, and a scorching romance with an attractive coworker.

When physics professor Madison Martin is hit by a car, her quantum expertise and survival instinct enable her to rewrite reality to save her own life. While understandably freaked out about the events, luckily the attractive physicist from the office next door volunteers to help her decipher what just happened. As their chemistry begins to sizzle, she finds she’s ready for some experiments of a more biological nature.

Unbeknownst to Madison, her star student witnesses the accident and also learns how to control reality. He and his friends go on a quantum crime spree starting with never-ending beer and sorority girls losing their shirts, and progressing to bank robbery and worse. Everything seems lost when the nature of reality is endangered as fundamental forces begin to change, threatening stability of our world. Can Madison overcome the odds, thwart her evil student, and save reality itself?

A new take on science fiction, The Quantum Cop fills a gap in this genre by featuring a protagonist that challenges scientific stereotypes.

“I was sick of science fiction novels with stuffy male protagonists,” Dr. Smith explains. “I wrote the book I wanted to read: a combo of physics, adventure, romance, and humor with an attractive, fun, kick-ass female protagonist.”

Filled with witty, sarcastic characters, quirky humor, and an accessible look at physics, The Quantum Cop is a must-read for anyone who loves science fiction that does not sacrifice accuracy for adventure. Topics and themes explored in The Quantum Cop include:

  • How physics is all around us, from the tiniest quarks inside our bodies to the largest structures in the universe.
  • That physics is logical: anyone can understand it with a little effort and a guiding hand.
  • Breaking the stereotypes that surround scientists by featuring physicists who actively have fun, adventure and steamy romances.
  • Quantum mechanics shows humans have a special role in the universe and how that can impact the fabric of reality itself.


Lesley L. Smith, Ph.D. has earned a plethora of degrees, including a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Elementary Particle Physics. In 2012, she added to her collection by completing her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. Dr. Smith’s short science fiction has been published in several venues, such as “Analog Science Fiction and Fact,” “Daily Science Fiction,” and Nano Meets Macro. She is an active member of the Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW), and is also the founder and editor of Electric Spec.


Dr. Smith has held a variety of scientific jobs, including investigating quarks, dark matter, extrasolar planets, clouds, atmospheric chemistry, and global warming. She has worked for a variety of research institutions, while her nonfiction articles have been published in venues that include Physical Review and Modern Physics Letters. She is a long-time member of the The American Physical Society (APS) and The American Geophysical Union (AGU).


For more information, connect with Dr. Smith on her website.


The Quantum Cop is now available on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.




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