EINSTEIN'S BRIDGE by John Cramer

EINSTEIN'S BRIDGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Arriving too late for a full review, physicist-author Cramer's latest hard science fiction yarn (Twistor, 1989) begins in an alternate ``bubble'' universe where the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project didn't collapse through lack of funding in the 1990s. Instead, in 2004, the search for the elusive Higgs boson begins--but the operation of the SSC inadvertently sends a signal into another bubble universe, this inhabited by the malignant and utterly ruthless Hive, who colonize new universes by completely obliterating the competition. Fortunately, the benevolent Makers also receive the signal and send a message back alerting Earth to the danger. Cramer splendidly demonstrates just how fascinating and mind- boggling real science can be, and shows exactly how vulnerable basic research is to political whim.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-380-97510-6
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1997