Why Today’s Magic Is Tomorrow’s Science by Author Eileen Schuh

Dispassionate Lies Book Cover Dispassionate Lies
Eileen Schuh
Science Fiction
WolfSinger Publications
May 30, 2014
174 pages

The year is 2035 and the world’s emerging from a devastating economic collapse. Computer guru, Ladesque, finds her task of restoring the world’s internet capabilities, dull until...

She’s approached by Paul, an attractive FBI agent intent on recruiting her to an ultra-secret project. There’s only one problem—the asexuality she was born with thirty-five years ago, vanishes and she’s left struggling with the unfamiliar power of libido.

When everyone, from ungainly computer geek, Roach to handsome Paul, becomes appealing, Ladesque suspects the popular explanation for the female asexuality saddling her generation is a lie. Her suspicions increase when an encoded diary and whispered rumours link the affliction to conspiracy and murder. However, uncovering facts proves difficult in an age where hackers have corrupted all digital records.

Putting her quest on hold, she joins Paul’s project where her uncertainties are quickly overshadowed by the explosive technology and high-tech challenges of her job. Then, she receives her final assignment. She can either expose her mind to the potentially lethal quantum computer for the sake of the world or be forever a watched woman.

She, alone, must assess the risk—a risk that just might reveal the truth about her past.


I write SciFi because I find science fascinating and want to share that fascination with my fans.

Over the past decades science has gotten stranger, more exotic and almost impossible for the untrained mind to comprehend. Presenting difficult concepts in a story-form is a time-tested way to make the incomprehensible understandable, entertaining and relevant. Writers down through the ages, as well as minstrels and raconteurs before them, have used stories to teach humans about themselves, life… and death.

Science has grown so incredibly fast is so many different directions, it takes someone with a flair for putting words to ideas to demystify all the new discoveries. It is my hope that I just might be that ‘someone’.

For instance, if we are looking back to our origins and pondering evolution, we must jointly take into consideration the quantum theories that suggest time is not a linear dimension that we can follow neatly back to some kind of a beginning.

Scientifically speaking, cause and effect are not necessarily sequential; tachyon particles appear to travel backwards in time; and what is death, when there a plethora of alternate universes might exist, each of them inhabited by alternate we’s who are living other lives and making different choices?

Aside from all the lingo, jargon and scientific mumbo jumbo, exactly what does ‘science’ mean to my fans’ everyday lives, now and in the future? How do we translate these great, amazing, astounding discoveries into something that’s relevant to the everyday person?

This is the backdrop of DISPASSIONATE LIES, where Ladesque takes us into the future of computing; and in SCHRӦDINGER’S CAT, where Chorie straddles two universes. Next up? Perhaps a novella about genetic manipulations… or immortality. Or perhaps something simpler, like out-of-this world fabrics that can make us invisible, contain built-in computers and wifi, and self-clean.

Endless possibilities. Endless.


About the Author


Eileen Schuh

Canadian author, Eileen Schuh, is known for her thrilling elements of crime, sensitive treatment of social issues, emotional exploration of the human psyche, and surprisingly satisfying endings.

She has published three novels in her young adult BackTracker series–THE TRAZ (which also comes in a School Edition), FATAL ERROR and FIREWALLS. She’s also the proud author of two adult SciFi novellas, SCHRÖDINGER’S CAT and DISPASSIONATE LIES.

She is both traditionally and self-published.

Schuh is honoured to have been invited to present her BackTracker novels as teaching tools to at-risk adolescents in venues such as the North Slave Young Offenders Facility and the St. Paul Alternate Education Centre. THE TRAZ includes a list of international resources to help those facing tough times. In addition, the School Edition includes a Teaching/Discussion Guide to encourage youngsters and the adults in their lives to explore social issues such as gangs, depression, decision-making, dealing with consequences, and developing a sense of justice. This guide, along with one for FATAL ERROR, are also available in downloadable pdf format from her website Reader’s Discussion Guides

Born and raised as Eileen Fairbrother in Tofield, Alberta Canada and with ties to Edmonton and Strathcona County, Schuh now lives with her husband near St. Paul in Alberta’s northern boreal forests.

Schuh recently retired from a life of careers that varied from psychiatric nurse to journalist to editor to business woman. She remains active in her adopted community of St. Paul and is surrounded by the love and loyalty of family, friends and fans–virtual, imaginary, and real.

Schuh’s children and grandchildren are her inspiration.

She invites you to visit her online:

Blog: http://eileenschuh.blogspot.com
Website: http://www.eileenschuh.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EileenSchuhAuthor
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/eileenschuh

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  • Cheryllynn

    Great article! Thank you for sharing with us Eileen, it is nice to understand what the author desires and how they want to relate that to the reader through their works.

  • Eileen Schuh

    Thanks, Cheryllynn. I don’t set out writing a story with the lofty ideal of influencing the world but I’ve found by chance that my characters always end up profoundly changing me. I take this to mean there is something more than entertainment value in my written words.

  • Kasper

    Interesting ideas. I didn’t know about the tachyon particles timetravelling 🙂