The Precipice: A Novel

January 3, 2017|
The Precipice: A Novel by Ben Bova
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Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova chronicles the saga of humankind''s expansion beyond the solar system in The Precipice.

Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Randolph knows the energy and natural resources of space can save Earth''s economy, but the price may be the loss of the only thing he has left--the company he founded, Astro Manufacturing.

Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he doesn''t care if Earth perishes in the process. And he knows that the perfect bait to ensnare Dan Randolph--and take control of Astro--is his revolutionary new fusion propulsion system.

As Randolph--accompanied by two fascinating women who are also brilliant astronauts--flies out to the Asteroid Belt on a grand tour aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph''s hands.

The Asteroid Wars have begun.

Born in Philadelphia, Ben Bova worked as a newspaper reporter, a technical editor for Project Vanguard (the first American satellite program), and a science writer and marketing manager for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, before being appointed editor of Analog, one of the leading science fiction magazines, in 1971. After leaving An...
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Title:The Precipice: A Novel
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 6.84 X 4.27 X 1.19 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 6.84 X 4.27 X 1.19 in
Published:January 3, 2017
Publisher:Tom Doherty Associates
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780765391124

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