The Hole: Hard Science Fiction Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A mysterious object threatens to destroy our solar system. The survival of humankind is at risk, but nobody takes the warning of young astrophysicist Maribel Pedreira seriously. At the same time, an exiled crew of outcasts mines for rare minerals on a lone asteroid.
When other scientists finally acknowledge Pedreira's alarming discovery, it becomes clear that these outcasts are the only ones who may be able to save our world, knowing that the Hole hurtles inexorably toward the sun.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 21 minutes|
|Author||Brandon Q. Morris|
|Narrator||Daniel Thomas May|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||July 30, 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #95,141 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#447 in Hard Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,732 in Hard Science Fiction (Books)
#2,093 in Adventure Science Fiction
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And people, no matter if it is not hard science fiction... it's fiction and if you want to get the right facts, go read Einstein for petessakes.... Here, just enjoy.
As it turns out, no! Doug et al find a "space craft" on which is Watson, an AI from the Enclaudous mission, while the astrophysicist has detected a mini black hole approximately 6 meters in diameter! Its path suggests it going to collide with and devour the sun in 6 months. Once this becomes known, she is tasked with developing a spacecraft that can save 100 individuals. However mankind does not want to cooperate and things do not go as planned.
Meanwhile Doug et al are tasked with investigating the mini black hole to learn more about it.....
This book is highly entertaining with potentially life-ending stakes! There are believable characters with believable interactions and development, some romance, a flawed 'hero' with a dark past, and philosophical discussion of theoretical physics. An enjoyable read.
Wow! I have utterly nothing negative to say about this book .... except that it ended! But what a great end. If I had had a bit more wine in me, I would have rose and cheered for all the wonderful people I had gotten to know while reading. Maribel, Doug, Maria, Sebastiano, and dear old Watson, it was a true pleasure getting to know you. Watson, I hope you have much deserved fun in your new infinity. And, Doug, if you should ever decide to go asteroid mining again, I’m packed and ready to join your crew. I’d even be willing to clean the you-know-what!
(P.S. I am at a loss to understand the negative comments made by some reviewers. I was born in the days of Asimov, Heinlein, and Clarke. Also, I would consider myself a bit knowledgeable about the workings of gravity, and other quantum-relateable stuff. I see very little physics in the book which might be challenged effectiively. I would ask such people to read past the end of the book and consider the “Black Holes - A Guided Tour” which turns out to be an accurate and enjoyable introduction to the titled subject. They might even also download the colorful version of same from the author’s website. After reading all that, perhaps the reviewers might revise their opinions concerning the lessons on promordial black holes, etc. contained within the story. I personally think that the holy trinity of sci-fi named above would find very little wrong with the book. BUT, Also, I must confess, I write this comment while rereading - after a few decades- “The Stars Like Dust” by the much-missed Isaac Asimov, which is a truly infantile bit of science-fiction authorship and, which, thus, makes any other science-fiction writing appear to be stunning in brilliance. Oh, well. Sorry about any created confusion produced thereby.)
This author is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!
Top reviews from other countries
That said a great read as usual Brandon