By Ben Bova
From acclaimed, Hugo award-winning technology fiction writer, Ben Bova. The dynamic new President of the us, James J. Halliday, turns out made up our minds to single-handedly flip an embittered state round from financial, political, and social smash. not anyone should be prouder than his dedicated press secretary Meric Albano. yet is the President reaching this huge activity by myself? After one of many President's infrequent public appearances, a derelict is located useless within reach. A derelict who not just appears like the President, yet whose blood, retinas, even fingerprints fit these of the fellow accountable. Is the true President, the fellow Albano swore loyalty to, nonetheless in workplace? is that this a part of a plot to topple American democracy?
That's what Albano has to discover out-if he doesn't, his existence, in addition to his kingdom, should be destroyed. writer Ben Bova weaves a suspensed-filled, paging-turning novel that has became out to be extra technological know-how truth then technology fiction
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But he still did not know where he was, and the speaker at the other end of the circuit must have understood his situation completely. "Don't worry, Dave. This is Frank Poole. I'm watching your heart and respiration-everything is perfectly normal. Just relax – take it easy. " Soft light flooded into the chamber; he saw moving shapes silhouetted against the widening entrance. And in that moment, all his memories came back to him, and be knew exactly where he was. Though he had come back safely from the furthest borders of sleep, and the nearest borders of death, he had been gone only a week.
At the end of the hundred days, Discovery would close down. All the crew would go into hibernation; only the essential systems would continue to operate, watched over by the ship's tireless electronic brain. She would continue to swing around Saturn, on an orbit now so well determined that men would know exactly where to look for her a thousand years hence. But in only five years, according to present plans, Discovery II would come. Even if six or seven or eight years elapsed, her sleeping passengers would never know the difference.
When Bowman used the highest magnification of Discovery's telescopes, he appeared to be hanging above a slightly flattened globe, looking down upon a vista of racing clouds that had been smeared into bands by the giant world's swift rotation. Sometimes those bands congealed into wisps and knots and continent-sized masses of colored vapor; sometimes they were linked by transient bridges thousands of miles in length. Hidden beneath those clouds was enough material to outweigh all the other planets in the Solar System.
The Multiple Man by Ben Bova