From: John Bergstrom
I finished reading Forge of God just yesterday. Then, in today's news I saw an article titled - Radical New Theory: Black Holes Attack and Devour Stars from the Inside. Since this was a news article, I don't know whether scientists really consider this to be a radical new theory. I do know that you destoyed the Earth through a similar process 22 years ago. Clever idea.
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From: Greg Bear
As did David Brin, almost! And now ST's lovely "red matter," which as far as I can tell, turns into a singularity unless encased in a transparent plot device...