Books: Star Trekking

THE IRON SUN: CROSSING THE UNIVERSE THROUGH BLACK HOLES by Adrian Berry Dutton; 176 pages; $7.95

British Science Writer Adrian Berry is an incorrigible optimist. In The Next Ten Thousand Years he boldly disputed today's Cassandras by predicting that man would not only thrive but reach the far-off stars. Now Berry describes how earthlings might actually take that quantum leap. He advises the emigrants, literally, to jump into black holes.

Those galactic apertures are astronomy's latest rage. Cadavers of giant stars far larger than our scrawny sun, they have in effect crushed themselves...

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