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So I've been working on the sequel to my Big Bang. I've been taking it a lot slower than the first one, but I'm still progressing pretty well. This is going to be a shorter fic, and I'm not in a hurry.

But what this fic does have is an actual plot. A plot that requires science. So I've been emailing Twin (who is currently working at CERN, where the Large Hadron Collider is) asking her to do things like explain black holes to me. I now have the dubious pleasure of knowing exactly what it would feel like to have a black hole consume me.

(BTW, I would spaghettify, which is the actual scientific term. The process sound awful, but that is an awesome term.)

She also referred me to this book called Death from the Skies: The Science Behind the End of the World. I've been reading that, and what I can understand (which is actually most of it, apart from any math) is actually strangely disappointing, terrifying, and relieving at the same time. For instance, it is incredibly, extremely unlikely that the Earth will ever be consumed by a black hole, but if it were to happen, that would be terrifying.

So it's probably just as well that I'm writing this fic much slower, because I still have more questions I need to ask Twin. She's already given me some great details I can sprinkle in for verisimilitude, but I want my plot to actually make sense, scientifically. At least, as much as it can given that it's science fiction set in the future.
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