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In the Future, Everything is Different.
But Nothing Has Changed.

The Earth has been poisoned by pollution, choked by overpopulation, and ravaged by the mindless greed of power-hungry corporations. A fragile peace is threatened by landless revolutionaries and global anarchy seems imminent.

Yet a single ray of hope remains. . .

Island One is a celestial utopia, and David Adams...

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New York 1999 Mass-market paperback New. No dust jacket as issued. (091606) 1st Mass market paperback edition is brand new in Near Mint condition with slight age browing outside ... page edges. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 512 p. Audience: General/trade. Read more Show Less

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Overview

In the Future, Everything is Different.
But Nothing Has Changed.

The Earth has been poisoned by pollution, choked by overpopulation, and ravaged by the mindless greed of power-hungry corporations. A fragile peace is threatened by landless revolutionaries and global anarchy seems imminent.

Yet a single ray of hope remains. . .

Island One is a celestial utopia, and David Adams is its most perfect creation - a man with a brain as advanced as any computer and a body free of human frailties. But David is a prisoner — a captive of the colony that created him — destined to spend the days of his life in an island-sized cylinder that circles a doomed and desperate home planet. Thousands of miles below him, a world trembles; its people cringe in terror and despair in anticipation of an impending apocalypse. And as Earth's boundaries, fate has cast one extraordinary human in the role of savior. For David Adams has a plan — one that will ultimately ensure the salvation of his species . . . or its annihilation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780380793150
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.28 (d)

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Dr. Ben Bova has not only helped to write about the future, he helped create it. The author of more than one hundred futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has been involved in science and advanced technology since the very beginnings of the space program. President Emeritus of the National Space Society, Dr. Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television, and a widely popular lecturer. He has also been an award-winning editor and an executive in the aerospace industry.

Dr. Ben Bova has not only helped to write about the future, he helped create it. The author of more than one hundred futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has been involved in science and advanced technology since the very beginnings of the space program. President Emeritus of the National Space Society, Dr. Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television, and a widely popular lecturer. He has also been an award-winning editor and an executive in the aerospace industry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2005

    So Seventies

    Dated 1970's science (Solar Power Satellites), a sappy romance between a superbrain and a rich-kid terrorist and naive geopolitics (The USSR is still around, and Iran is still in the hands of the Shah.) mark this rather well-executed piece of pulp written in the late 1970's. The characters are cardboard-cut-out (Cynical scientists, a group of evil billionaires, directors of the 'World Government'). The battle scenes are unrealistic (teen-agers defeating heavily trained troops) I almost get the feeling that Bova was writing for the money. Go with his work Mars instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Clearing

    A great place to battle.

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