“Deeply engaging, and cleverly weaves history and chess into a thought provoking tale!” – New York Times bestseller Wesley Chu
“A luminous game of chess between art and science that is played across the page with lethal precision.” – John W. Campbell Award-winning Lavie Tidhar
Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s archived letters, Duchamp versus Einstein is a science fiction novelette spanning some of the most monumental events of the 20th century, and bringing together two of the most transformative figures of the era in art and science for a surreal chess match that could reshape history.
Etan Ilfeld is the author of Beyond Contemporary Art and holds a physics degree from Stanford University. He is a US chess master and the inventor of Diving Chess where each player can think for as long as they can hold their breath. Ilfeld is the founder of Tenderpixel gallery, Tenderbooks, Repeater Books, and the managing director of Watkins Books and the Mind Sports Olympiad.