Re: Strange Matter as Planetary Warfare

Ray Peck (rpeck@PureAtria.COM)
Tue, 17 Sep 1996 12:06:03 -0700 (PDT)

Chris Hind writes:
>At 21:24 9/12/96 -0700, you wrote:
>>Chris Hind writes:
>>>I've read about past fears that building increasingly powerful particle
>>>accelerators have the potential to create strange matter which is a more
>>>stable form of matter that would instantly convert all matter around it into
>>>this new form.
>>Sounds to me like someebody's been reading too much Vonnegut.

>Nope, what do you mean?

In one of his books (Breakfast of Champions I think, but it's been a
long time) a new crystaline form of water is made or discovered, which
is solid at room tempurature. It "freezes" any water that comes in
contact with it. The world ends.

Of course, this is just a plot device: the book isn't "about" that at
all. Highly recommended.