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Then, from the darkness of space, comes Phoebe. Rather than divert the massive asteroid, America captures it into Earth orbit to mine it for materials with which to build enormous solar-power satellites. Cheaply produced in orbit and able to beam vast amounts of power to the ground, these powersats offer America its last, best hope of avoiding servitude and economic ruin.
But special interests, from technophobes to eco-extremists to radio astronomers, want to stop the project. And the remaining petro powers will do anything to protect their dominance of world affairs.
NASA engineer Marcus Judson is determined to make the powersat demonstration project a success—even though nothing in his job description mentions combating an international cabal…or going into space to do it.
|Beam it down, Scotty|
"ENERGIZED is excellent hard science fiction and a gripping adventure story. I came out of it still twitching, and sure that I'd been taught something too."
— Larry Niven, NYT bestselling author of Ringworld
"An extremely clever idea for a novel—well thought out and well-constructed. There are some wonderful big ideas in here ... mixed in with a strong plot involving political tensions, personal relationships, career scientists (a strange breed!) and plenty of thrills."
— Layers of Thought
"An amazingly tense and for-all-the-marbles thriller."
— SF Site
"A magnificently fun romp."
"I'd recommend this to anybody that enjoys the mystery/thriller genre."
Edward M. Lerner
(For further background on Energized -- you know you're interested; you even read past the ISBN! -- see "The Crudetastrophe cometh ...," "Solar power: come rain or come night,") and "Sorry that I was so right."