genius or . . . insane. His therapist and a theoretical physicist are enabling
an experiment to determine which, but can Martin and the universe survive
Martin Bruce is a brilliant systems analyst at defense contractor, Martin
Marietta. But he believes that he has stumbled upon another dimension by
accidentally playing their resonant frequencies on his array of musical
synthesizers and sequencers. This has caused him to insist that he is
suffering from what he refers to as a “time lag,” making it impossible for him
to leave his house. His employer has referred him to psychotherapist Dr.
Karen Albers, whose battery of tests has uncovered repressed memories of
abuse in his childhood and the possibility of adult-onset schizophrenia. His
time lag has instilled in him agoraphobia so their sessions are all conducted
online where Dr. Albers has difficulty trying to separate his brilliance from
his psychosis. Their conversations blend science, philosophy and
psychotherapy which amuse Martin Bruce and fascinate Karen Albers.
Dr. Albers soon learns that her patient has also been conferring with MIT
theoretical physicist, Dr. Jason Paramus, and she asks Martin’s permission
to speak to him to see if any of his personal observations and scientific
queries have any merit. After speaking with him, she is astonished to find
that his theories and self-diagnosis of a time-lag, as a result of “visiting” an
alternate dimension, cannot be dismissed. The three of them agree to
conduct an experiment which could change the very foundations of
science, philosophy and life as we know it.