Take the 2-minute tour ×
Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I read it online few years ago. It is a short story about exploring a spacecraft/ship/station that seems to be infinite inside.

It is written like a log, and each entry starts with a measure, like Day 1 "1 km", Day 2 "10 km", Day 3 "100 km" (not sure about dimensions but they grew exponentially).

I found the story at that time while reading about megastructures. Although the construction in the story was huge, it didn't fit the criteria of megastructure because it was infinite.

share|improve this question
5  
This makes me think of "the Way" in Greg Bear's Eon. But I don't recall if any of the chapters started with measurements like that. Also, this was a novel rather than a short story. –  Xantec Aug 7 at 12:41
2  
Argh! Spent hours looking and just after posting the question I found it: "Report on an unidentified space station" [faculty.purchase.edu/joseph.mckay/dms2011/jgballard.html] by J.G. Ballard. –  user31373 Aug 7 at 12:44
4  
If you found it please do post it as an answer and accept it. That way if other people are looking for the same thing they'll be able to find the answer more easily. –  Xantec Aug 7 at 12:46
1  
"Users with less than 10 reputation can't answer their own question for 8 hours after asking." :/ will do as soon as I can. –  user31373 Aug 7 at 12:58
7  
@you now have more than 10 reputation :) –  Motti Aug 7 at 13:11

1 Answer 1

up vote 47 down vote accepted

It is Report on an unidentified space station by J. G. Ballard. You can read it here.

share|improve this answer
7  
That was a really neat story –  Elias Aug 7 at 15:00
1  
Reminiscent of Borges' "Library of Babel". –  Chris Sunami Aug 7 at 18:25
2  
This is why I love just to toddle around this page. Brilliant story –  IgnasK Aug 8 at 11:54
1  
Yay for reading –  itcouldevenbeaboat Aug 8 at 13:59

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.