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The Precipice Ben Bova

The Precipice By Ben Bova

The Precipice by Ben Bova


$13.69
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

The Asteroid Wars have begun.

The Precipice Summary

The Precipice by Ben Bova

Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiralling 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 does not 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 rocket propulsion system. As Randolph - accompanied by two beautiful women who are also brilliant astronauts - flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft , Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph's hands.

The Precipice Reviews

I believe that the science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world is Ben Bova * Ray Bradbury *
'A pacy and thought-provoking sci-fi novel' Brentwood Gazette on The Precipice
'Venus is an epic adventure, full of twists and turns and genuine surprises. It should easily be in the running for the highest awards.' Hartford Courant (Venus) * Hartford Courant (Venus) *
Fun, thought-provoking, pacy and stylish . . . Gives a good read while turning your eyes to what might be in the not so distant future, just like Clarke and Asmov used to do so well. * SFX (Venus) *
One of sci-fi's great contemporary writers...Ben Bova writes good, authentic science * Huddersfield Daily Examiner *
Return to Mars is an entertaining read, a good example of the bread and butter of the genre * Vector on RETURN TO MARS *
An epic space novel by an award-winning SF scribe * Books Magazine *

About Ben Bova

An award-winning editor, President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Ben Bova is also the author of more than ninety futuristic novels and non-fiction books. Return to Mars, Mars, Death Dream, Brothers and the two novels in the Moonbase saga - Moonrise and Moonwar - are the most recent. He and his wife live in Florida.

Additional information

GOR001506225
9780340769614
0340769610
The Precipice by Ben Bova
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton
20010816
448
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Precipice