The Collapsium (Paperback)

Author: McCarthy, Wil

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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.


Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780553584431
SKU 31017545
Format Paperback
ISBN10 055358443X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 1.25T
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Annotation The sudden development of two diametrically opposed technological breakthroughs threatens the fabric of the universe with utter destruction, unless two quibbling scientists can get past their differences and sort out the problem.
Editors Note 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 CollapsiumIn 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.
Editors Note 2 The Queendom of Sol enjoys a peaceful and prosperous existence, thanks to the use of two powerful technologies--the wellstone, a form of programmable mater, and the collapsium, a lethal crystal made up of miniature black holes--until a ruthless saboteur ignites an apocalyptic crisis, and two rival scientists must work together to prevent total annihilation. Reprint.
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