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What Continues, What Fails... (1991) [Short Story]
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Isola spends all her waking hours on a starship on the edge of a massive black hole called Tenembro, studying a revolutionary theory about what exactly happens when two singularities collide. For a strange image has been captured in the laboratory when micro-singularities are smashed together at great speed. Isola believes that they are truly gateways to other universes, that behind the impassable, crushing forces surrounding the event horizon and beyond, a universe with its own laws and physics exists.

Isola has also been chosen for a very special task, that of carrying a child to term. Humans are now selected on the basis of genealogy for the right to reproduce, and while some are selected, others are not -- and resent it. For Isola, giving birth to a new life is eerily similar to what's going on inside of Tenembro. Can a small, vibrant being such as Isola find common ground with the immense, cold entity we call the Universe?

Original title: What Continues, What Fails...
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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