Eater (Novel)

Eater (Novel)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eater is a hard science fiction novel written by UC- Irvine physics professor Gregory Benford. It was published in May 2000 by Eos. Heavy on the physics information, Eater describes humankind's encounter with a cosmic intelligence that comes in the form of a small black hole.In the early 21st century, astronomers detect what appears to be a distant gamma-ray burster, a black hole engulfing another star many light years away. The data is bizarre and also troubling because only 13 hours later, a second burster appears, which, given the great distance between stars, would be impossible. Eventually, the astronomers realize that the black hole, rather than being incredibly far from us, is actually heading towards our own solar system, and moving our way at considerable speed. Stranger still, it seems to be moving under its own will; it is an intelligent being itself.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613674144X
  • 9786136741444