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Seriously "High" Wizardry: Diane Duane is out of her mind, and I love her for it

This book is insane.

Thought it was gonna be a kid's book about wizard detectives or something, and it winds up being this Hard Sci-Fi, philosophical existential treatise that takes place beyond the observable universe, uses string theory in 1990, depicts a 10 year old creating an entire new race of beings out of a sentient silicon plate the size of New Jersey and a battle against the force that invented entropy at the beginning of the universe.

SPOILER ALERT: The good guys win by enacting Olber's Paradox.  They STOP THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE so that every point in the sky becomes a light.  The theory of Olber's is if the universe is infinite yet static (not expanding or contracting) every point in the sky would be as bright as the sun, because there would be infinite stars...

Keep in mind THIS IS A FUCKING KID'S BOOK.

I LOVE THIS SHIT!!!

Also, there's a random character that helps Dairine through the continent-sized airport on Rirath B.  This turns out to be …