"Love at Absolute Zero" is about a physicist who tries to apply the tools of science to finding a soul mate. Specifically, Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old physicist at the University of Wisconsin, gets a promotion, and all he can only think of now is finding a wife, causing his research to falter. To meet his soul mate within three days—that’s what he wants and all time he can carve out—he and his team are using the scientific method, to riotous results.
“It is impossible not to like Gunnar Gunderson," says critic Sam Sattler of Book Chase. "As he progresses from one disaster or near miss to the next, one views him with a mixture of compassion and laughter, but he is such a good-hearted young man that it is impossible not to root for him."
“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. This delightful story begins when a duck steps out of water and into a wormhole—kind of like a quantum mechanical breakdown on the interstate. Fortunately, the author has such technical control over his material, that the reader does not share the same misery index with the main character as Gunnar bounces down a difficult path to ultimate happiness. It’s a great read.”
“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")