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How much does tomorrow cost? That's one of many questions to be answered by a struggling starport administrator while war rages between major powers over diminishing natural resources. In a world without satellite communications, the potential for spaceflight will slip away unless a relentless technological back-slide can be stopped. From the edge of space, to the interiors of high-tech facilities and hushed conference rooms, it's a fight for the future that neither side can afford to lose.