Eater 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.


About Gregory Benford

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GREGORY BENFORD is professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in Irvine. Benford is a winner of the United Nations Medal for Literature, and the Nebula Award for his classic novel Timescape. LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. His Beowulf's Children, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 392 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The American government decides to attack Eater with nukes, arranging for China to take the blame if the attempt fails.

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Benford (The Martian Race), a physics professor at UC-Irvine and a Nebula winner for his novel Timescape, is one of the leading exponents of hard SF--which, no matter how fantastic it might seem, never violates established scientific laws.

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Gregory Benford Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Deep Time SF Site Review: Against Infinity SF Site Review: Artifact SF Site Review: Cosm SF Site Review: Foundation's Fear There are two sides to any story, and by this I don't mean two differing point of view on events.

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