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|"As an addition to your post: "The Plastic Eaters - Amazon Fungus Lives On Plastic", you may want to reference the superconductor eating bacteria that the Puppeteers unleashed on the Ring World in Larry Niven's novels."
(Augustus Van Dusen 10/24/2012 4:14:04 PM)
|"Here's the relevant bit (I think) from Larry Niven's 1980 novel The Ringworld Engineers:
**Note: this is a pretty big spoiler, for those who have not read this series of novels!
From what the Outsiders told us, and from what we learned via telescopes and automatic probes, the Ringworld seemed ideal. We had to investigate.”
“An Experimentalist faction?”
“Of course. Still, we hesitated to contact so powerful a civilization. But we analyzed Ringworld superconductors through laser spectroscopy. We made a bacterium that could feed on it. Probes seeded the superconductor plague across the Ringworld. You guessed as much?”
“That much, yah.”
“We were to follow with trading ships. Our traders would come opportunely to the rescue. They would learn all we needed to know, and gain allies too.” Clear and musical, the puppeteer’s voice held no trace of guilt, nor even embarrassment.
(Bill Christensen 10/24/2012 4:31:14 PM)
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