Seeking source of older short story

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  1. NeilandBriar

    NeilandBriar New Member

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    Can anyone help? The story was of a woman who made a strong rapport with an alien, who alas gets sucked into a black hole while helping her. She founds a monastery/convent on the moon to pray for the soul of the alien.........

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    Neil Whitehead
     
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    Black hole ingests alien

    May not be the same story, but I read one, I believe by Larry Niven, about a human and alien who were telepathically linked. The alien went to investigate the black hole's event horizon (not a smart thing to do) and got sucked in. The two are telepathically linked and, due to the peculiar form of time dilation at the event horizon, the human would forever perceive the alien falling into but never reaching the black hole. Unfortunately I can't remember the name but I will look for it.

    Charlie
     
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    NeilandBriar New Member

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    black hole story

    Thanks Charlie. A couple of months ago eventually found the story. It is Kyrie, by Poul Anderson, and has been anthologised in several places. Thanks.
     
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    Kyrie

    Just G**gled "Kyrie" and I'm certain it is the same story I remembered, I just misremembered the author. Thanks for bringing it up, it was a good story.

    Charlie