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Eater (2000)

by Gregory Benford

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Impending personal tragedy is dimming the brilliant light of Dr. Benjamin Knowlton's world. On the threshold of their greatest achievement, the renowned astrophysicist's beloved wife and partner -- ex-astronaut-turned astronomer -- is dying. But something looms alarningly on the far edge of the solar system: at once a scientific find of unparalleled importance that could ensure the Knowltons' immortality, and a potential earth-shattering cataclysm that dwarfs their private one. For Benjamin and Channing have discovered "Eater," an eons-old black hole anomaly that devours stars and worlds. Yet its most awesome and devasting secrets are still to be revealed...and feared.… (more)



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Excellent and thrilling read ( )
  kantr | Jan 18, 2016 |
Apocalyptic yet hopeful. The world will end, but... There is a last-moment save, but the rest of the story makes you feel that it's not so much a salvation. Cleverness saves the day and opens new horizons. There are costs. Some aspects are predictable and help you hold on to the story line. The science is either right or predictive (for the publication date, my how we move on). As someone who straddles science and engineering, the characters are quite believable. Sure, some seem caricatures, but so do some of the physical people I know. And I've seen "character development" like this in real life under far less strenuous situations. This book brought me back to Sci-Fi after a long absence. I'm not claiming it's great and timeless literature, but it's a very good read. ( )
  JasonRiedy | Sep 19, 2015 |
This book had a little bit of the ole infodump with it but otherwise it was good. Intelligent blackhole threatens earth! ( )
  sgsmitty | Jul 19, 2012 |
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