Re: Close enough

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Mar 02 2001 - 10:28:30 EST

Francesco Zappa Nardelli wrote:

> PC> Ah, but the Spanner I was thinking of was a spaceship from a short
> PC> story by Arthur C. Clark (or was it Azimov?). (The story tells of
> PC> this ship flying too close to a neutron star, leaving nothing but
> PC> a star-mangled Spanner.)
> I believe you are referring to Larry Niven's ``Neutron star''. The
> confusion probably arised from the publication of this short-story in
> a collection edited by Asimov containing all Hugo's awards winners.

This pun does not appear in the Niven story.

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