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Net Assets Paperback – June 15, 2010
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Author: Net Assets, Bargaining Position, The Anarchy Belt
Net Assets is a novel that is going to send chills up your spine because it is so believable. From an out-of-touch politician whose quest for personal power incites the whole situation, to the dreamers who just want to get into space, to the engineers and techies working to make their dream happen, the people are REAL and believable. All you have to do is think about the headlines of the past couple of years to see just how much so.
The technology is there, too. I've followed space issues for many more years than I am gonna admit in a public forum. Carl worked in both some well known solutions and a twist or two of his own. No, I won't include more than that tantalizing hint, I am trying to encourage you to buy the book to find out for yourself. You won't be disappointed.
The events are what I found the most compelling about the story. As might be expected from somebody with this kind of libertarian street cred, individuals and their decisions drive the story. There are scenes that resonate very strongly with current events. Very easy to believe that a crowd of determined citizens will stand off the federal government over something they believe in given the Tea Parties of the past year.
When it comes to civilian space access, put me down as a true believer. I think it is entirely plausible that we may see a showdown at some point between government(s) determined to control access and free citizens equally determined to gain entry to the "high frontier". Carl has provided one believable and entertaining version of how that might play out.
The short story from which this was derived was wwwaaaaayyyyy too short. The novel is excellent.
thanks... I hope your legal (and money) problems get resolved quickly... so you can write some more!!!!