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Dan Hampton, author of Lords of the Sky and Viper Pilot, interviews Dale Brown
Dan Hampton (DH): Do you think the United States has lost our edge in space and, if so, can we recover it?
Dale Brown (DB): The U. S. lost our edge when we canceled the Shuttle but failed to have a replacement ready. We can certainly regain it, but it will take a substantial national commitment.
DH: If a second space race occurs could it possibly be globally unifying instead of globally divisive?
DB: As the U. S. Navy ensures access to the world's oceans for all by establishing a powerful global seagoing presence, the U. S. must establish a strong presence in space to ensure access for all. That will be seen by many as a threat. The question is: will the U. S. take a leadership position?
DH: Why do you believe Russia would be our primary threat over, say, India or China?
DB: Only Russia has the military force necessary to completely destroy America. Groups like al Qaeda can and have disrupted life in America; North Korea and Iran can threaten our allies and our overseas bases; China could cause a severe economic crisis. But only Russia could wipe our entire swaths of American life.
DH: One of the interesting things about your work are the ties to real world events - how important is this to you in creating good fiction?
DB: One of my goals as an author is to have folks read or watch a story about some event or crisis and then go to the bookstore and pick up my novel depicting the very save event or crisis. Another goal is to write about future events and technology and have them come true a few years later. That's a real kick in the pants for me!
Dan Hampton is the New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot and Lords of the Sky, as well as a decorated U. S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Ret. ) with 151 combat missions completed during his twenty years in the USAF.
From the Back Cover
New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown—"the best military writer in the country" (Clive Cussler)—is back with Starfire, a masterful military thriller that explores a future that is all too possible, and all too close–the weaponization of space
With the death of his heroic father, bomber and space warfare veteran Patrick McLanahan, Bradley McLanahan must now fly solo, leading a team of young engineers designing Starfire, the world's first orbiting solar power plant.
Starfire will not only deliver unlimited and inexpensive electricity to anywhere on planet Earth, it can also transmit power to the moon, and even to spacecraft and asteroids. It's a crucial first step in the exploration of the solar system, and Bradley and his team are on the cutting edge.
But U.S. president Kenneth Phoenix's plans to militarize and industrialize Earth's orbit sparks an arms race in space that eclipses the darkest and most terrifying days of the Cold War. Before he can prevent it, Bradley and his team are caught at the center of a battle that threatens to become all-out global war for control of space.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00FJ3531E
- Publisher : William Morrow; Reissue edition (May 6, 2014)
- Publication date : May 6, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 923 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 659 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #189,224 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Overall, this book left me flat.
Certainly the book starts with the promise of a good plot, but the dialogue is so comical as to make it painful to read. Brown even throws in some embarrassing romance and sex scenes, which trust me you don’t want to read yourself.
Then we have the Darth Vader allusion to Patrick McLanahan being kept alive inside a Cybernetic Infantry Device, and his son repulsed and yet eager to see his father in the flesh, despite his injuries.
And then we have the ridiculous and unlikely passivity by the US President and government (passive even by Obama standards). Why do US Presidents not stand up to crazy Russian dictators, and allow attacks on US military installations without retaliation? Why doesn't anyone complain that the Russians are trying to kill Bradley McLanahan on US soil? How can the American Vice President be killed by the Russians in an overt act of war, and nothing happens?
As a final aside, I’m frankly disgusted by Brown’s continued and repeated use of the term “American Holocaust” to describe a Russian attack in a previous book that killed about 20,000 Americans. Such an attack on US military installations is nothing like The Holocaust, and I ask Brown to cease and desist.
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