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Crystal Spheres: An awesome (if impossible?) answer to the Fermi Paradox

I remembered this short story by David Brin, whilst fooling around in the Under the Dome threads and decided to read it again for umpteen-iilionth time. It never gets any less the perfect! So of course, it needs to be shared, just in case, for those poor souls who haven't experienced it yet...

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Its got a great concept; fascinating world-building; a little bit of off-the-wall technology and a hauntingly beautiful ending...


What else could you ask for in a story you can read in your lunch break?

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