On 09/21/2016 04:15 AM, John Newman wrote:
> 
>> On Sep 20, 2016, at 11:39 PM, Mirimir <miri...@riseup.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On 09/20/2016 09:22 PM, Tom wrote:
>>> btw, I'd suggest reading Phil Plaits 'Death from the Skies!'. In this
>>> book he examines a couple of scenarios how the universe might end (among
>>> a couple other ways how we could die). Very fun read.
>>
>> There's The Killing Star by Charles R. Pellegrino and George Zebrowski.
>> Death by relativistic bombardment.
>>
> 
> I was trying to get a copy of this book a
> while back but it's out of print and used
> prices were high (like $30).... I don't 
> suppose anyone has an ePub they could
> shoot me?  Or is it worth $30 for a 1995
> paperback, maybe so...

I just have old hard copy. Maybe you can get it through a library. Or
find a torrent, maybe.

> BTW Mirmir I've read and enjoyed Accelerando
> and Diaspora... I'll have to check out the
> Jean le Flambeur stuff....

'Quantum Thief' opens with prisoner's dilemma selection. Make numerous
digital copies, select for copies that cooperate, repeat.

"As always, before the warmind and I shoot each other, I try to make
smalltalk."

> John
> 
> 
>> https://www.reddit.com/r/Frisson/comments/1j08oq/text_excerpt_from_the_killing_star_by_charles/
>>
>>>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 06:07:56PM -0400, grarpamp wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 3:48 PM,  <xorc...@sigaint.org> wrote:
>>>>> I find it difficult to believe in the heat death of the universe. The Big
>>>>> Crunch makes sense to me. The universe expands for a time, and collapses.
>>>>> Like breathing.
>>>>> But continual expansion with the universe turning into some cold,
>>>>> undefinable soup.
>>>>
>>>> Current model really fucking cold heat death will occur. Yet if gravity
>>>> is true, yes, no matter infintismal amount, you cannot blow past to
>>>> escape it. Thus collapse, or at least steady state in case of repulse
>>>> forces, is the required result.
>>>>
>>>> It is sad that not even sci fi knows how to harvest from forcibly
>>>> diminishing Kelvin, as to revert requires similar energy. But we
>>>> will have fun till then, provided we get beyond Sol or the galaxy.
>>>
> 
> 

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