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The Iron Sun: Crossing The Universe Through Black Holes (Coronet Books)

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Explains the nature of the black holes in space and discusses the possibility of manufacturing black holes in the distant future and using them as a means of instantaneous space travel.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 1st 1979 by Coronet (first published 1977)
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Jose Moa
Sep 16, 2015 Jose Moa rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
Ths book is of 1977 and must be see in his histhorical context, in the enthusiasm by the spatial journeis and the first discovery of black holes, but now near 40 years after it seems more a hard science fiction novel tan a book of science because to me it is very optimist on the technological achievements of the humankind an very futuristic and i am rather pessimist on the future of the humans as specie if dont change its way.Besides it has a number of phiysics problems first:nobody knows what e ...more
Joseph
Nov 21, 2014 Joseph rated it really liked it
I found this book used in Texas while traveling. After recently watching the new blockbuster interstellar I decided to pick it up. Berry's book is one crazy theory, full of many smaller, more interesting facts. The entire point of the book is not exactly better than the sum of its parts. His theory, though outdated and reflects some major dreaming reminiscent of the golden age of science fiction, is fun to read about if not a little silly. The book so worth reading for much of the science involv ...more
Adam
Jun 03, 2007 Adam rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: science dorks
Shelves: fantasy
explanation of the math, theory, etc. that tends towards interstellar travel via black holes a possibility.

SO ends up being far fetched, but not so much that you'd be all 'dizzamn that crazy shit ain't gonna happen' and reminds all of why we hate sci-fi dorks... cuz they have degrees in the shit and can back up all their Star Trek jerk fests.

HOWEVER, if space and such is of interest give it a go. Fun, incredibly short read. TOTAL what-if. Not the place to find facts, figures, etc. so much.
Raywat Deonandan
Dec 28, 2014 Raywat Deonandan rated it it was amazing
Real this 12 times when I was a teenager back in the 80s. It really fed my imagination. And while the science has moved on somewhat, The Iron Sun is totally worth reading again today. It is short, accessible, with a solid scientific foundation, and a wonderful fantastical premise.
Tom Schulte
Jan 07, 2016 Tom Schulte rated it liked it
I first fell in love with the counterintuitive concepts of the relativistic universe with The Iron Sun: Crossing The Universe Through Black Holes by Adrian Berry, first published 1977, and I still enjoy classics of the literature. This is an imaginative and enlightening work.
Johns
Apr 12, 2016 Johns rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book from a very large thinker.
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