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“For I have become death … the destroyer of worlds ….” With that epochal Vedic scripture, Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, head of the top-secret World War II “Manhattan Project,” hurled the world into the vast uncertainties of “the Atomic Age” … 75 years ago this month, July 16, 1945 …. But what if the United States’ breakneck atomic bomb development, followed by the creation of its even more devastating “fusion” follow-on, the dreaded “super hydrogen-device,” had, as a quiet side-effect, also revealed a terrifying planetary secret?: That, just decades in the future — regardless of the then uncertain outcome of WWII — civilization itself would be totally destroyed … not by “global thermonuclear war” — but, by a once-in-a-million-year, gargantuan thermonuclear explosion– On the Sun?! Fortunately, the preceding scenario is total fiction — from the fertile mind and technical imagination of my guest tonight, award-winning “hard” science-fiction writer, Robert Sawyer. Or […]

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