Friday, May 2, 2008

** Larry Niven's "The Hole Man" (short story, science fiction)

A space age take on ancient children's story of naughty monkey - poking your nose at certain places can be harmful! Humans have found a gravitational wave generator on Mars of alien origin, abandoned for eons. At its heart is a "quantum black hole" - device vibrates it to generate gravity waves. Careless poking around has released it into the mars' interior - mars will soon be a black hole!

Collected in.

  1. David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Ed)'s "The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF".

Fact sheet.

First published: Analog, January 1974.
Rating: B

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