Radiance: A Novel
Macmillan, 2003 - 400 pagini
Born from the threat of nuclear weapons comes a program to build an impenetrable defense against them. The technical obstacles are enormous, the costs exorbitant, and the results dubious. Philip Quine didn't come to the Lab to work on weapons, but his expertise with X-rays leads him to Superbright, in theory an orbital battle-station to shoot down missiles, in reality little more than spotty test data. Superbright is only the beginning, as Quine is drawn further away from the pure physics he set out to do and deeper into the machinations of those who would use the Lab for their own monetary or ideological advantage. Radiance is a brilliant and entertaining exposé of the way in which the bright hopes and fond dreams of talented
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S OMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA , in the 1990s , a nuclear weapons lab develops advanced technologies for its post - Cold War mission . Advanced as in not working yet . Mission as in continued funding . A scandal - plagued missile defense ...
Nuclear weapons industry - Fiction . 2. Physicists - Fiction . I. Title . PS3569.C52549 R33 2002 813'.6 - dc21 First Picador Paperback Edition : February 2003 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2001056018 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Grateful acknowledgment is ...
I call upon the scientific community in our country , those who gave us nuclear weapons , to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace , to give us the means of rendering those nuclear weapons impotent and ...
... this work were published in New Legends , edited by Greg Bear ( Tor Books , 1995 ) . Material on pp . 277-280 is adapted from André Gsponer and Jean - Pierre Hurni's technical report Fourth Generation Nuclear Weapons ( Independent ...
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A composer and sf writer best known for Kafka Americana, a collaboration with Jonathan Lethem, Scholz has written a remarkably accomplished first novel filled with eerily convincing insider ... Citește recenzia completă