Starfire

Starfire

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With the death of his heroic father, bomber and space warfare veteran Patrick McLanahan Bradley, James McLanahan must now fly solo, leading a team of young engineers designing Starfire, the world's first orbiting solar power plant. Starfire will not only deliver unlimited and inexpensive electricity to anywhere on planet Earth, it can also transmit power to the Moon, and even to spacecraft and asteroids. It's a crucial first step in the exploration of the solar system, and Bradley and his team are on the cutting-edge. But U.S. President Kenneth Phoenix's plans to militarize and industrialize Earth's orbit sparks an arms race in space that eclipses the darkest and most terrifying days of the Cold War. Before he can prevent it, Bradley and his team are caught at the center of a battle that threatens to become all-out global war for control of space.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062262394
0062262394
Characteristics: xviii, 407 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Star fire

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Manuel
Aug 13, 2018

This could have been half the length of 627 pages. There is far too much technical explanation that shows off the author’s vast knowledge but does very little, if anything, to advance the story or describe the characters. In fact, the characters do not drive the story; Events drive it. The story is something of a bore, but quite exciting for all that. One huge thread left hanging is what happened to the state of Russo-American relations, as the Russian president is portrayed as a maniac. Not recommended reading, unless you love thrillers.

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omahagtgrad
Jun 18, 2014

Dale Brown does it once again. Non-stop action from cover to cover this time with the son.

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