Power Play

Power Play

Book - 2012
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Ben Bova, six-time winner of the Hugo Award, brings us a fascinating look at the future in Power Play .

Astronomer Jake Ross wants nothing more than to teach a few university classes each semester and continue his research. However, Frank Tomlinson, an ambitious politician with his eye on the U.S. senate, is determined to land Dr. Ross as his science advisor.

Tomlinson is in need of an edge that will allow him to defeat his opponent at the polls, and Dr. Ross can contribute just that edge with a new innovation that will allow electricity to be generated at less than half the price of nuclear power. But the technology is still in its infancy, and although the outlook is extremely promising, there are great---and deadly---risks.

Dr. Ross soon discovers that the world of politics carries its own dangers. Nothing has prepared Dr. Ross for the extreme tactics that desperate and powerful people are willing to use.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780765357236
9780765317865
Branch Call Number: BOV
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 22 cm

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thomd
Aug 01, 2013

This political thriller has too little tech. The main character is introduced to an exciting technology called MHD, allowing the author to wax poetic about his favorite unrealized dream. While I enjoyed that, I really didn't like the main character, who wonders too often who is having sex with whom. Most of the characters were caricatures, and portraying Indian gambling as run by the Mob doesn't fit.

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RichardPaul
Mar 13, 2012

Power Play ---- by Ben Bova - c 2012 ---- A very good read ---- This story has alot of avenues for more tales. ---- Who knows where Dr. Bova will go with this next. For myself it has always been an enjoyable tour with Dr. Bova's works. ---- The read is comfortable, good for nearly all from early teens on up. ---- Enjoy! ---- (finished 3-13-12) RichardPaul

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Mar 13, 2012

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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