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Privateers (The Grand Tour Book 2) (original 1985; edición 2011)

por Ben Bova (Autor)

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America Has Ceded The Heavens To The Tyrants -- And The Renegades. The U.S. has abandoned its quest for the stars, and an old enemy has moved in to fill the void. The potential wealth of the universe is now in malevolent hands. Rebel billionaire Dan Randolph -- possessor of the largest privately owned company in space -- intends to weaken the stranglehold the new despotic masters of the solar system have on the lucrative ore industry. But when the mineral-rich asteroid he sets in orbit around the Earth is commandeered by the enemy, and his unarmed workers are slaughtered in cold blood, the course of Randolph's life is changed forever. Now cataclysm is aimed at the exposed heart of America -- a potential catastrophe that Randolph himself inadvertently set in motion. And the maverick entrepreneur must use his skills, cunning, and vast resources to strike out at his foes hard, fast and with ruthless precision -- and wear proudly the mantle that fate thrust upon him: space pirate!… (más)
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Título:Privateers (The Grand Tour Book 2)
Autores:Ben Bova (Autor)
Info:Tor Books (2011), 385 pages
Colecciones:Sci Fi, Fantasy
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Privateers por Ben Bova (1985)

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Going back more to the roots of The Grand Tour, Bova describes how Dan Randolph wrestles control of mining for certain ores in space out from the dominant Soviet empire. This is kind of the forbearance of Randolph setting up his Astro Manufacturing company where he will begin to help explore and colonize the solar system in future novels. Bova's earlier works in this series tend to be better written, so this one falls into the very good category...fun to read. ( )
  utbw42 | Jan 29, 2019 |
A required stop on the Grand Tour. Luckily, the tour gets much better as Bova writes additional books in the series. ( )
  exfed | Sep 21, 2015 |
An interesting book in Bova's Grand Tour. Written in 40 years ago, during the cold war, depicts a world in which the Soviet Union won the Cold War forcing the nations of earth to abandon their space faring aspirations. On that assumption, the characters...familiar in the Grand Tour, interact like so many spies. The end, predictable, involves a fight to the death by the two main characters. ( )
  buffalogr | Sep 17, 2015 |
In later work, Ben Bova proved himself in the sci-fi thriller arena, however early on Bova was the equivalent of a sci-fi Cussler. Privateers is a hokum sci-fi actioner with plenty of hijinx on terra firma, the Moon and in-between. It's a wildly speculative alternate future, with the central character from PowerSat (no previous reading required) in a James Bond style role - women, confidence and a large does of heroic courage. Privateers is an entertaining read, not Bova's later style, however a page turner none-the-less. ( )
  SonicQuack | Oct 8, 2009 |
Just about he best of Bova's work. the USA has crumbled to the USSRs doominece in space but the third world nations resist and eventually rally around the american hero's daring action to regain control of the advantages of industry in space. ( )
  reading_fox | Oct 30, 2006 |
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America Has Ceded The Heavens To The Tyrants -- And The Renegades. The U.S. has abandoned its quest for the stars, and an old enemy has moved in to fill the void. The potential wealth of the universe is now in malevolent hands. Rebel billionaire Dan Randolph -- possessor of the largest privately owned company in space -- intends to weaken the stranglehold the new despotic masters of the solar system have on the lucrative ore industry. But when the mineral-rich asteroid he sets in orbit around the Earth is commandeered by the enemy, and his unarmed workers are slaughtered in cold blood, the course of Randolph's life is changed forever. Now cataclysm is aimed at the exposed heart of America -- a potential catastrophe that Randolph himself inadvertently set in motion. And the maverick entrepreneur must use his skills, cunning, and vast resources to strike out at his foes hard, fast and with ruthless precision -- and wear proudly the mantle that fate thrust upon him: space pirate!

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