By Ben Bova
While a nuclear missile introduced via a rogue North Korean faction explodes in house the ensuing shockwave destroys the world’s satellites, throwing worldwide conversation into chaos. the us army satellites, designed to resist such an attack, exhibit that extra missiles are sitting at the release pad in North Korea, able to be deployed. confronted with the specter of a thermonuclear assault, the U.S. has just one attainable protection: capable One.
ABL-1, or capable One, is a changed 747 geared up with a high-powered laser in a position to knock out missiles in flight. yet either the laser’s know-how and the jet’s team are untested. What was once initially to be a coaching flight with a skeleton staff becomes a determined race to break the 2 closing nukes. Will capable One’s experimental expertise be adequate to avoid global struggle III—especially while it turns into transparent saboteur is onboard?
Able One is a well timed thrill-ride by way of one in every of technology fiction’s most valuable novelists
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I’m minding my own business, and my ex is stalking me. ” “I can’t argue with any of that,” Konstantin said. ” Ell rolled her eyes. “Hastings is not happy. He is not content. He didn’t get what he wanted, he is frustrated. He was looking for the Out door but he couldn’t find it. ” “And that’s the old switch-ola,” Konstantin guessed. “That’s the old switch-ola. He managed to make contact with an AI looking to swap. Leave it to Hastings to sell his soul to the devil. Metaphorically speaking,” she added quickly.
Disturbed, she shook the thought away. ” Taliaferro said, watching her with an expression that wasn’t quite amused. “No, I think it might actually be hyper-real,” she said honestly. ” Taliaferro actually paled with alarm. “I hope not. ” Konstantin’s other eyebrow went up. ” “As a matter of fact, it is,” Taliaferro told her seriously. She gave him a look. “Well, it is. We come from a small, tight space out into a world larger by a gazillion magnitudes. It’s the natural progression of human life.
Oh, yeah, her,’ he’ll say. ‘Never got over the break-up. ’ That will satisfy your need for the continuation of the mundane, no matter how you have to twist and distort reason just so you can explain everything away. ” Celestine’s smile was compassionate, which was just about miraculous, considering. No doubt she had a better program for facial expressions than Darwin had had. ” Ell allowed herself a momentary pout. “This is the summer line. But yes, you’re right. Have a look at him. ” She turned and went back to the huddle of assistants, still frozen in attitudes of aid and supplication around the space where she had been.
Able One by Ben Bova