The first novel of the Asteroid Wars about earth's near future from the "leading light of hard Science Fiction and space advocacy"* 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. 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. As Randolph-accompanied by two brilliant women 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. *Booklist
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by Ben Bova
"Stefan Rudnicki, producer and one of the performers, has picked his readers well. In fact, he is himself one of the best of them. Each scene generally concentrates on one of the lead characters, so Rudnicki assigns a particular reader to a particular character throughout the book. The technique works. The listener has no difficulty picturing the scenes and character interactions as the book wanders across a landscape divided among an ecologically ravaged Earth, spaceships, the moon, space stations, and an few asteroids out in the Belt. Bova has written better books, but the performances here enhance the work indeed. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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