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Thunder Strike!

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The new comet found near Jupiter was an incredible treasure trove of water-ice and rock. Immediately, the water-starved Luna Republic and Sierra Corporation, a leader in asteroid mining, were squabbling over rights to the new resource. But all thoughts of profit and fame were abandoned when a scientific expedition discovered that the comet's trajectory placed it on a ...more
Paperback, 403 pages
Published May 13th 1989 by Del Rey (first published 1989)
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Chet
Jul 25, 2015 Chet rated it liked it
This is good hard SF but not quite on target. The general theme is redirecting the orbits of sub-planetary objects, such as for mining, and this is generally carried out well. An interesting solution is presented when catastrophe threatens, but this solution falls apart and is substituted with a lame ending. The science at the end was not believable.

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Michael McCollum was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1946, and is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he majored in aerospace propulsion and minored in nuclear engineering. He is employed at Honeywell in Tempe, Arizona, where he is Chief Engineer in the valve product line. In his career, Mr. McCollum has worked on the precursor to the Space Shuttle Main Engine, a nuclear valve to replace ...more
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