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Net Assets Paperback – June 15, 2010

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About the Author

Carl Bussjaeger has been writing and drawing cartoons since the 1970s. His background includes military service, law enforcement, security, telecommunications, and the stereotypical (for an author) bizarre range of odd jobs. A jack of all trades, and his writing reflects that.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 502 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453634312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453634318
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,760,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Kindle Edition
This is specific to the Kindle edition of Net Assets published by Derek Benner/Near Space Press:

This is a pirated edition. The author has not been paid for its use. Amazon has ignored a DMCA takedown request. Please do not purchase this item.

You can purchase an authorized Kindle edition, "Net Assets: The Authorized Edition" for less than a third of the price of the unauthorized pirated ebook at:
http://www.amazon.com/Net-Assets-Authorized-Universe-ebook/dp/B006QGA2BY/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325092436&sr=1-6
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(or search Amazon for "Net Assets" The Authorized Edition").

Thank you.

Carl Bussjaeger
Author: Net Assets, Bargaining Position, The Anarchy Belt
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Excellent story line and character development, with plenty of thrills and a surprise or two. Great book to introduce young folks to libertarian thinking and lifestyle, with believable situations and people demonstrating that rather than preaching it.
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Full disclaimer - I have known Carl for many years, and been his landlord for a while now. We've had a fair degree of interaction on the writing end for quite some while, too. We both wrote for some of the same publications and corresponded regularly well before circumstances put us in the same locale. I am vastly pleased this fine novel is finally reaching a wider audience.

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.
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By C. boyd on November 29, 2011
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This was way good... reminds me of (was it Heinlein)'s book Waldo, Inc.
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!!!!
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