Artifact Author:Gregory Benford When archaeologists unearth a strange artifact with the qualities of a black hole buried in an ancient tomb, they unleash a storm of intrigue that leads the world to the brink of war. — ARTIFACT — A small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a 3500-year-old Mycenaean tomb. — An incomprehensible object in an impossible place: its age, its purpos... more »e, and its origins are unknown.
Its discovery has unleashed a global storm of intrigue, theft and espionage, and is pushing nations to the brink of war.
Its substance has scientists baffled. And the miracle it contains does not belong on this Earth.
It is mystery and madness-an enigma with no equal in recorded history. It is mankind's greatest discovery...and worst nightmare.
It may have already obliterated a world. Ours is next.
From one of the most acclaimed authors in the field of speculative fiction comes a spellbinding novel of wonder and apocalyptic discovery.« less