Empire Builders by Ben BovaEmpire Builders by Ben Bova

Empire Builders

byBen Bova

Audio Book (CD) | June 27, 2005

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Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-raising maverick with no patience for fools, he is admired by his friends, feared by his enemies, and desired by the world's loveliest women. Acting as a twenty-first privateer, Randolph broke the political strangle-hold on space exploration and opened the solar system to all mankind-becoming one of the world's richest men in the bargain. Now an ecological crisis threatens Earth, one that will exterminate billions in a few short years if it continues unchecked. And the same politicians that Randolph outwitted the first time want to impose a world dictatorship to deal with it. Dan Randolph knows that the answer lies in more human freedom, not less-and in the boundless resources of space. But can he stay free long enough to give the world that chance? A daring tale of one man's struggle against overwhelming odds, Empire Builders is a stunning near-future thriller by one of the most acclaimed science fiction writers of our time.
BEN BOVA, born November 8, 1932, is one of the foremost American science fiction writers, a position he’s enjoyed for over fifty years. He began as a technical writer in the ’50s and ’60s, first for the US Naval Research Laboratory and later for Avco Everett, where he was involved in research on lasers and fluid dynamics. He first bega...
Title:Empire BuildersFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:10 pages, 5.7 × 5.2 × 1.3 inPublished:June 27, 2005Publisher:Blackstone AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1433229528

ISBN - 13:9781433229527

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“Solid action-adventure/politicking/consciousness-raising from a veteran pro.”—Kirkus Reviews

"A rollicking good read!"—Starlog

“More than anything, this succeeds as a political thriller…This book is scary in its precognostic powers…Stefan Rudnicki does an excellent job giving voices to each of the characters…He captures a variety of accents well, and the voices match the personalities.”—SFSite.com