Review of The Rebirth of Cold Fusion: Real Science, Real Hope, Real Energy
By Scott R. Chubb, Infinite Energy Magazine, Issue 59

The Rebirth of Cold Fusion: Real Science, Real Hope, and Real Energy, by Steven B. Krivit and Nadine Winocur, should be required reading for anyone interested in cold fusion and LENR. Not only is this book technically sound, but it is so well-written that experts, novices, and newcomers to the field all will enjoy reading it. Remarkably, the book not only covers virtually all of the most important technical details of LENR but also includes an important record of the politics and history of the field and the potential impact of the associated discoveries on world development.

The book is also remarkably timely: To their credit, because Krivit and Winocur published their book immediately after ICCF11 and just before the much-anticipated re-evaluation of cold fusion by the Department of Energy, they are providing accurate information about an evolving, new, important area of science that has been seriously misrepresented, at a time when candor is absolutely necessary. For this reason, the book itself might help to foster the "Rebirth of Cold Fusion" by advancing the process of disseminating accurate information about the field. Thus, the book could be remembered not only because it is well-written and accurate but also because its publication could alter the history of the associated debate.

All books, of course, reflect particular biases and trends that are in vogue at the time that they are published. An important difference between The Rebirth of Cold Fusion and the earlier books that have presented a "positively biased" account of cold fusion is associated with developments in the field. In particular, as opposed to the apparent confusion in the field that prompted Gene Mallove to use the phrase "Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor" as a subtitle to his 1991 book Fire from Ice, or the decision by Charles Beaudette to identify a single effect (Excess Heat) in the title of his book (in 2000) as the key phenomenon in cold fusion research, Krivit and Winocur have written their book at a later time, when the relevant science is now known to be real. As a consequence, their book documents the birth of a new field as opposed to depicting fragments of the relevant story.

An additional important difference is that Krivit and Winocur became involved with cold fusion more than a decade after the initial debate began. Thus, their book resonates with optimism and hope, and their perspective, both figuratively and in fact, reflects an idealism that has been lost by many of us who have been involved with the controversy since the beginning.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I give it my highest recommendation. In writing it, Krivit and Winocur have done a tremendous service not only to the cold fusion field, but also to science as a whole.