As you read this book, it is very important that
you read it as a story and not as a science book. It
was our intention to create a fictional world based
on atoms. Think of it as “science” fiction. You are
not supposed to understand why the citizens of
Atomville do the things they do just from reading
this book. You are, however, supposed to enjoy it.
Real world science is weaved throughout the
story. You can go to the Atomville website
( to explore and discover the real
world science concepts used in the book. We hope
that you love Niles and Livvie as much as we do
and plan to bring you more of the adventures of
Niles, Livvie and their friends in Atomville.

Jill and Cindy, May 2009