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Battle Station Mass Market Paperback – November 15, 1990
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While some of the pieces in this collection seem a bit antiquated, several in the collection stood out:
Telefuture is an essay about the future of the telephone. Written in the mid-80's, well before either the Internet or the cellphone became such integral parts of our society, Telefuture startlingly and accurately predicts advances that will not be made until more than two decades passed the publication of the essay.
In the short story Foeman, alien structures found on Saturn's moon Titan prompt an expedition to the nearby star Sirius. On an inhospitable world circling the Dog Star is a primitive culture that harbors a very old secret...a secret that may change how we think about our place in the galaxy.
Bova outlines in both fictional and non-fictional ways detailed methods for a much-expanded Human presence in space. While many of the individual pieces in this collection are somewhat dated, Bova's message is clear and compelling...Humanity needs to get off its myopic backside and create a permanent presence in space. We have the technical capability, now all we need is the will...
It's a group of short stories and articles ranging from 5 pages to 50 pages. The articles are out of date, But Bova came up with interesting stories of what may happen in the future.
The first story is the best of the lot. Battle stations protecting the earth from itself. multi national peace keeping force.... Mutiny and destruction...
The next good story is the international baseball teams. Instead of war, play baseball. Nixon is the team manager of USA when they go up against Cuba for influence of the Carribbean.
Anyway, it's an ok read. Ben Bova does a good job of story telling.