Singularity


Read by Bill DeSmedt

(4.8 stars; 55 reviews)

What if the cataclysmic Tunguska explosion of 1908 was caused, not by a meteor or a comet, but by a microscopic black hole?

What if that fantastic object - smaller than an atom, older than the stars, heavier than a mountain - is still down there, orbiting deep inside the earth, slowly consuming the planet?

What if only a rookie government agent and an uncannily-insightful consultant stand between a renegade Russian billionaire and his plans to use the black hole to change history - or end it?

What if it's all true?

For an alternative view of the Tunguska event and to explore the science behind Singularity, visit the Vurdalak Conjecture website.

Accolades
* Winner of the Gold Medal for Science Fiction in Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

* Winner of the Independent Publishers Association's Ippy prize for Best Fantasy/Science Fiction novel of 2004

"Singularity is a swift, gripping novel with a goose-pimple mix of scary science and near-future action. An excellent debut from Bill DeSmedt - and I'll be looking forward to his next one!"- Greg Bear, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author

"DeSmedt veers an action-packed thriller into perilous realms of black hole physics. The combination of adrenaline and intellect sizzles."
- David Brin, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author



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Chapters

Prologue - The Tunguska Event Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 1: Proliferation Threat Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 2: Resource Recovery Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 3: Schwarzschild Radius Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 4: Reacquisition Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 5: Interview with the Shaman Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 6: Our Ship Comes In Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 7: Mythologies Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 8: Press Gang Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 9: Ghost Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 10: A Visit to the Smithsonian Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 11: The Beast of Evil Heart Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 12: The Illusion of Choice Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 13: Puttin' on the Ritz Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 14: Hull Number Forty-Seven Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 15: Patterns Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 16: Idyll Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 17: Buy-In Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 18: Night Moves Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 19: Party Animals Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 20: Alive! Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 21: Raise the Titanic Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 22: Departures Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 23: Armageddon Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 24: Night on the North Atlantic Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 25: West with the Night Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 26: Bell's Inequality Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 27: Harm's Way Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 28: Flight Plans Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 29: Discovery Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 30: Midnight to Dawn Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 31: The Way to Weathertop Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 32: Doomsday Scenario Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 33: Hackers Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 34: Spin Doctor Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 35: Closed Timelike Curve Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 36: Big Bang Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 37: Dry Run Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 38: Welcome Back Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 39: Descent Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 40: Project Report Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 41: The Singularity Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 42: A Stitch in Time Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 43: Le Mot Juste Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 44: Last Row on the Chessboard Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 45: Mopping Up Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 46 - Epilogue: The Bridge Read by Bill DeSmedt
Chapter 47: The Last Word Read by Bill DeSmedt
Announcing Doctor Jack's Soapbox Seminars! Read by Bill DeSmedt

Reviews


(0 stars)

Singularity Episode 14 was posted without any title in the ID3 tag, this completely locked up my Sandisk MP3 player!! luckily it was on the SD card not the main drive, otherwise I would have had to reformat it to get it working again! As it was I had to ...


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The best kind of science fiction: lots of science, lots of fiction, and single concept that changes the world. All wrapped up in a tasty coating of spy thriller. As a geologist I doubted the likelihood of the concept, then I ran some numbers and found the author's science impeccable. ...


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Hey Bill and everyone else, I listened to Singularity a couple years ago. Loved it then. And have just listened to Dr. Jack's Seminars and Singularity again. This is such a fun book, holds up great, and continues to dazzle the imagination especially after the seminars. Wow! I think it ...


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I heard the podiobooks version of Singularity a couple of years ago and it is one of my all-time favorites. The fact that billdesmedt.com doesn't link to the dualismthebook.com site meant that it took me until today to figure out that dualism had already been released last year. I'm very ...


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Steve, I'm sorry to hear about your problem with ep #14. I've passed your post along to Evo Terra. Meantime, did you try clicking on the page's "Report a problem with an episode" link? Best, Bill


(0 stars)

Just finished a second listen of Singularity and am, again, impressed by it. The concept itself is fascinating and I know people very like Jon Knox. Is there any news on when Duality will be out?


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Love this book, have listened to it several times over the years. just discovered Dualism is available in paperback, does anyone know if it is available in ebook? (playbooks or kindle)

Great Time


(4 stars)

This story has all the right pieces and characters to make it very interesting and fun. Any sci-fi lover will enjoy this book a lot.