The Planck Dive

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"The Planck Dive"
Author Greg Egan
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novelette
Published in Asimov's Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
Publication date February 1998

"The Planck Dive" is a science fiction novelette published in 1998 by Greg Egan. It was nominated for the 1999 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.[1]

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The story is set in the polis known as Cartan Null, where five explorers are preparing to send cloned copies of themselves on a scientific journey into a black hole. As they are about to make the dive a biographer from Earth and his daughter arrive with intentions of writing their story.

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