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In this stunningly original tale, acclaimed author Wil McCarthy imagines a wondrous future in which the secrets of matter have been unlocked and death itself is but a memory. But it is also a future imperiled by a bitter rivalry between two brilliant scientists--one perhaps the greatest genius in the history of humankind; the other, its greatest monster.

The Collapsium

In a world of awesome technology, the deadly substance called collapsium has given humans all the powers and caprices--including immortality--of the gods they once worshiped. Composed of miniature black holes, collapsium allows the instantaneous transmission of information and matter--as well as humans--throughout the solar system. But while its reclusive inventor, Bruno de Towaji, next dreams of probing the farthest reaches of spacetime, Marlon Sykes, his ambitious rival in science--and in love--has built an awesome telecommunications network by constructing a ring of collapsium around the sun. It appears Sykes may be the victor--until a ruthless saboteur attacks the ring and sends it falling toward the sun. Now the two scientists must put aside personal animosity to prevent the destruction of the solar system--and every living thing within it.

Synopsis:

This Nebula Award nominee by the scientist and author of the "New York Times" Notable Book "Bloom" delivers an original tale of a wondrous future in which the secrets of matter have been unlocked and death itself is but a memory. But it is a future imperiled by the bitter rivalry between two brilliant scientists--one who is perhaps the greatest genius in history; the other, its greatest monster.

About the Author

Wil McCarthy, after ten years of rocket science with Lockheed Martin, traded the hectic limelight of the space program for the peace and quiet (ha!) of commercial robotics at Omnitech, where he works as a research and development hack.

He writes a monthly column for the SciFi Channel's news magazine, and his less truthful writings have appeared in Aboriginal SF, Analog, Interzone, Asimov's Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, and various anthologies. His most recent novel, Bloom, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553584431
Author:
McCarthy, Wil
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
McCarthy, Wil
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
107-285
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
6.93x4.23x.93 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This Nebula Award nominee by the scientist and author of the "New York Times" Notable Book "Bloom" delivers an original tale of a wondrous future in which the secrets of matter have been unlocked and death itself is but a memory. But it is a future imperiled by the bitter rivalry between two brilliant scientists--one who is perhaps the greatest genius in history; the other, its greatest monster.
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