If you do discover similar authors, please let me know.
All his short stories are amazing. I'd highly recommend them:
Some of his novels are hit and miss, but certainly worth checking out. This is probably my favourite:
I'm pretty sure there are others, it's quite a common trope.
In the (hopefully) real world, there was something fairly recently about possible violations of the Planck length:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110630111540.ht... (news wrapper around http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.1068 )
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