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Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship Paperback – April 1, 2003

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"Project Orion describes one of the most awesome 'might have beens' (and may yet bes!) of the space age. This is essential reading for anyone interested in government bureaucracies and the military industrial complex." --Sir Arthur C. Clarke

"The sheer outlandishness of the forgotten space endeavor is nothing less than fascinating." --

"George Dyson has done us the favor of relating a truly strange and wonderful yarn. This [is] a better space story than any we have now, in fact or fiction." --Neal Stephenon, author of
Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, and Snow Crash

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George Dyson, the son of distinguished physicist Freeman Dyson, grew up immersed in the world of groundbreaking science. His previous books include the acclaimed Darwin Among the Machines. He and his father are also the subjects of Kenneth Brower's classic profile The Starship and the Canoe. Dyson lives in Washington State.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Holt Paperbacks; Reprint edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0805072845
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0805072846
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.24 x 0.97 x 8.32 inches
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