Talk:Black holes in fiction

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There must be an enormous number of reference. I added one early case, Zelazny. There are probably more and they might appear under the name 'Frozen Star'.

I'm sure I also recall an SF short story that features something we would now call a Black Hole, probably taken from the author's reading of science. An expedition find one and can't understand it at first. I think one man gets left behind.

I've no idea which work of fiction first use the term. Someone else will need to add that.

--GwydionM 17:54, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Black Holes in Games?[edit]

There should be a Black Holes in Games section of the article. -- (talk) 11:04, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Star Control III, Master of Orion II come to mind. Anybody has examples where they have more game effect than just an obstruction?Vicky Molokh (talk) 05:16, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Should there be section of this article devoted to music that refers to black holes? I can think of only two right now, Cygnus X-1 by Rush, and Supermassive Black Holes by Muse but there must be others as well. Ferocioustick (talk) 22:34, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Excessive detail[edit]

Someone stuck the following label on this article:

"This article may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may only interest a specific audience. Please help relocate any relevant information, and remove excessive detail that may be against Wikipedia inclusion policy. (February 2013)"

I found this article fascinating and I urge the editors to remove this label. This is a great article and it completely provided the research I needed!

Danpetitpas (talk) 15:53, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Seconded. The detail is appropriate to the purpose of the article. In addition, its detail will only interest a specific audience, yes--anyone interested in the topic enough to find this article. Is that not the case for any genre-specific article? I find the label to be inappropriate, for what my opinion is worth. Tacticus (talk) 21:12, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Inappropriate Golden Age material[edit]

All of the written fiction that is not considered "early", is under the "Golden Age" section.

The Golden Age is supposed to have ended after 1959 approximately. Surely material from the 80s and 90s does not qualify.

I am going to create a "Contemporary" section for very modern stuff, but can we do something for the period between 1960 and 2000? I may do it myself if nobody has any comment, but I am not one of the regular maintainers of this page, so am hesitant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tacticus (talkcontribs) 23:26, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

John Titor[edit]

Though presented as non-fiction, the story of the time traveler in 2001, John Titor, seems relevant here. On his forum posts, John explains that his "time machine" used microscopic black holes revolving around each other, into which electrons were injected to produce the field around the machine that allowed them to travel to our "time". (talk) 20:11, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


The picture near the bottom uses the term "CD shaped" to illustrate something disk-shaped. Guh? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

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