Book of the Year Finalist at ForeWord Reviews, Love at Absolute Zero is a comic romance about Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old star physicist at the University of Wisconsin. The moment he's given tenure at the university, he can think of only one thing: finding a wife. His research falters into what happens to matter near absolute zero (−459.67 °F), but he has an instant new plan. Channeling his inner salmon, he's determined to meet his soul mate within three days using the Scientific Method. Can Gunnar survive his quest?
“It is impossible not to like Gunnar Gunderson,” says critic Sam Sattler of Book Chase. TOP 10 Best Fiction 2011.
“The book is a hilarious read!” says BookGeeks (UK)
“Highly recommended!” says Midwest Book Review.
“The magical thing,” says reviewer Grady Harp (Top Ten on Amazon) “is that Meeks makes us really care about this strange bright naïve nerd.”
“As engaging as it is amusing, Love at Absolute Zero is, ultimately, a heartfelt study of the tension between the head and heart, science and emotion, calculation and chance.” - Marc Schuster, Small Press Reviews
“The author hit a home run. It’s a very good story, very well told.” - Jim Chambers, Red Adept Reviews
“As if Einstein didn’t struggle hard enough failing at a unified field theory,” says Philip Persinger, author of Do The Math, “Meeks ups the ante by tossing philosophy, anthropology, hashish and love (with a capital L) into the mix. And while we’re so sorry, Uncle Albert, in Love At Absolute Zero, Meeks succeeds absolutely.”
“I've read both of Meeks's short story collections and The Brightest Moon of the Century. I roared through Love at Absolute Zero in a day and a half. Meeks's prose is carefully crafted, his characters compelling and entertaining. I love everything he writes, and I recommend Love at Absolute Zero without reservation." -- author Kevin Gerard (Conor and the Crossworlds)