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Ocean On Top

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Aquatic enigma. The world's energy was limited...and with overpopuation and a high level of technology, the Power Board had virtually become the real government of the world. Power was rationed, it was guarded, it was sacred.
Thus when three of the Power Board's agents disappeared at sea, and there was evidence that something irregular was happening to the energy quota in t
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Published by Sphere (first published June 1973)
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Lis Carey
Aug 23, 2013 Lis Carey rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-sf, fiction, audiobooks
It's a couple of centuries in the future, and Earth is ruled by a Power Board created with the energy crisis became so severe that the choices for the human race were Ration or Die. Our protagonist, who hates his name and therefore never says it, is an engineer with the Power Board who has been assigned the risky task of investigating the disappearance of three other Power Board officials--friends as well as colleagues of his--who have disappeared in the South Pacific.

What he discovers is shocki
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John
Nov 06, 2014 John rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi
1979 grade B
2008 grade A-

old, interesting
Charl
Dec 25, 2013 Charl rated it liked it
Shelves: y2013
Interesting read, not as engaging as most of his other stories. Ending felt abrupt and unfinished.
Michael
Jan 18, 2013 Michael rated it it was ok
Bit of a let down at the end. A lot of potential squandered.
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Harry Clement Stubbs better known by the pen name Hal Clement , was an American science fiction writer and a leader of the hard science fiction subgenre.

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