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Touching Centauri (2003)
Stephen Baxter
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Contributed by "William E. Emba"

A mathematician solves Fermi's paradox, and then actually *does* something about it, with immense consequences.

Originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction August 2003. Republished in the Baxter compilation "Phase Space".

Contributed by Anonymous

Very entertaining. Deals with some deep topics

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2.5/5 (2 votes)

GenreScience Fiction,
MediumShort Stories,

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