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Farside Cannon

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A powerful new laser is under construction on the far side of the Moon. Intended to improve communications between Earth and its colonies, it also holds the potential of being the most destructive weapon the Earth has ever seen. Advertising in Locus and Science Fiction Chronicle.
Paperback, 406 pages
Published August 1st 1988 by Baen Books (first published 1988)
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Jim
May 29, 2009 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember a lot of details about the book. But I remember liking it a lot.

This is one of those books where a couple people are living their normal life, yet stumble into events that sweep them into a position where they end up having to make decisions that change the whole of the political power struggles across the solar system, particularly with Earth verses everyone else.
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Apr 26, 2013 Baboucarr rated it liked it
Time hasnt been so kind to it in hindsight, but I remember loving it then. How it ties up the mass cataclysm event of 65 mya (death of the dinosaurs) with... ok I'll stop there. lol

Shiro Ishida was baddass though! Can't believe I remember that name.
Brian R. Mcdonald
Jun 12, 2010 Brian R. Mcdonald marked it as books-with-go-references  ·  review of another edition
The book opens with a go reference, then never mentions the game again. Bummer.
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Roger MacBride Allen is a US science fiction author of the Corellian Trilogy, consisting of Ambush at Corellia, Assault at Selonia, and Showdown at Centerpoint. He was born on September 26, 1957 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He grew up in Washington D.C. and graduated from Boston University in 1979. The author of a dozen science-fiction novels, he lived in Washington D.C., for many years. In July 19 ...more
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