Other authors have the vision to make their aliens not solid in the sense that humans are.
I never bacame familiar with the characters, it seemed that any one of them could be speaking any part of dialogue.
Humans do not outwit 7.5 million year old entities whose brains operate a million times faster.
I enjoyed this first-contact story for the real (or at least plausible) science, the believable characters and the unusual plot. It was, all in all, a lot of fun. Read morePublished 12 days ago by DickStanley.
Having read enough books where the science is more magical realism masquerading as science or it takes place so far in the future that the author isn't necessarily required to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Battaglia
One of the most terrifying and disturbing books I have read in a long time, Gregory Benford's "Eater" deals with singularities in both senses of the word. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Larry Bridges
Most of the electromagnetic physics concepts in this book were well above my measly BS Astronomy degree, but at least this book approaches the enjoyment and fun I used to get from... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steve Walter
This was s good entry in Benford's catalogue. Filled with lots of good science and a complimentary story of human interaction and emotion. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by Jonathan Henninger
'The Black Cloud", but I just didn't like the people in the story--not very nice.Published on August 7, 2009 by Richard Locke Peterson
This borrowed so many key ideas from Fred Hoyle's 'The Black Cloud' (and in one place - its description of the young Channing - it borrows an image from Carl Sagan's 'Contact'), I... Read morePublished on July 4, 2008 by AiDee
This story follows a secluded group of astronomers as they confront a peculiar and powerful life form which has invaded our solar system. Read morePublished on February 7, 2005 by Stephen Coulon
The Eater is a small black hole that enters the Solar system in 2023,
and opens a conversation with the astronomers who discover it.
Hijinks ensue. Read more