Robert J. Sawyer's You See But You Do Not Observe

Sherlock Holmes meets Schrödinger's cat as Robert J. Sawyer whisks Holmes and his trusty companion the good Doctor Watson into the 21st century to solve the greatest mystery of all time: If the Universe is indeed teeming with life, where are all of the aliens?

Great leaps in technology have enabled one Mycroft Holmes (no relation of the great detective) to "chronotransfer" Watson and Holmes into the year 2096, when the 21st century Mycroft hopes that modern scientific knowledge, coupled with Holmes' legendary detective skills will enable Sherlock to find the trillions of missing aliens. Convinced by Mycroft that research has now shown the human brain does not have a finite capacity for storing information (as Holmes had for so long feared) Sherlock eagerly dives into the realms of quantum mechanics in search of the answer to the puzzle posed by Mycroft.

Told, as were most of Holmes' adventures, by Dr. Watson, You See But You Do Not Observe is an interesting little tale which stands on its own merits, but the real gem here will shine most brightly in the eyes of fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original detective, who will appreciate Sawyer's command of the character and nuance of Doyle's writing as well as the many references to the plots, scenes and people of the original tales.