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Powersat by Ben Bova
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America needs energy, and Dan Randolph is determined to provide it. He dreams of an array of geosynchronous powersats, satellites which would gather solar energy and beam it to generators on Earth - a daring new program. But, after his experimental low-orbit space plane to breaks up on re-entry, he's left on the edge of bankruptcy. Worse, Dan discovers that saboteurs are responsible for knocking the space plane out of the sky...and are willing and able to kill again to keep it grounded. Now, rivals want to buy Dan out and take control of his dreams. NASA and the FAA want to shut down his maverick firm. Creditors are breathing down his neck. And, an international organization of terrorists sees the powersat as a threat to their own oil-based power and have figured out how to use it as their weapon against the West.

Author Biography

Ben Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Leviathans of Jupiter and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and in 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature." He is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni. As an editor, he won science fiction's Hugo Award six times. Dr. Bova's writings have predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more. He lives in Florida.
Release date NZ
November 20th, 2006
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Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Tor Books
Pages
448
Dimensions
106x171x31
ISBN-13
9780765348173
Product ID
2072079

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