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The Trikon Deception

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In the near future: Earth is an ecological nightmare, and humanity may well go the way of the dinosaurs. But overhead orbits salvation. A vast metallic island in space, Trikon conducts research too risky to be held on earth--research which could save the planet.

Yet Commander Dan Tighe discovers that the Trikon's major project is espionage. Its crew is split into warring fa
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Tor Books (first published 1992)
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George
Oct 24, 2016 George rated it did not like it
Shelves: overdrive
This novel is about environment apocalypse in the improbably near future. It did not thrill me and the characters were not quite up to Bova standard. I put it in the category of DNF (did not finish). Maybe, later?
Allan Dyen-Shapiro
Apr 24, 2015 Allan Dyen-Shapiro rated it really liked it
If you like traditional, 1950s, Golden Age Science Fiction, this is that type, at it's best. Written in 1992 by Ben Bova along with Bill Pogue, a former Skylab pilot, the authenticity (or at least verisimilitude) of the science in the book is truly impressive. That alone is a reason to read it. Like all classic science fiction, this is a swashbuckling tale of astronauts and scientists in space, focused on the plot twists. And some of the plot twists were indeed unexpected. And true to form, ...more
Clayton Yuen
Jul 21, 2013 Clayton Yuen rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi
Every so often you need to read an old time scifi novel. The Trikon Deception is written a la 60s and 70s adventures, written with a very literary sense of story and mystery and adventure. You have to have a bit of patience when attempting this novel, for it is a long journey.

The story unfolds with a space station scenario, and develops into a series of deception and murder and heroes saving the day. I give this book 4 stars for having an interesting plot, but I could use a bit more action.
Vishal
Nov 18, 2010 Vishal rated it liked it
The Trikon Deception is about politics and intrigue on an international Space Station. With the Earth under attack by polluting bio hazards, multiple countries decide to combine their efforts by conducting genetic research to counter the bad microbes by inventing new ones on a space station as no country would allow such research to happen on their soil. The story deals with the interpersonal relationships of the stations occupants, the pressures they deal with along with murder mystery thrown ...more
Steven Schreier
Aug 11, 2010 Steven Schreier rated it liked it
Ben Bova is almost always worth a read. Good blend of science and fiction. This story just had way to many characters and plotlines that were not going anywhere. A shame because the life on a space station stuff was intriguing and the global disaster via plankton extinction was interesting.
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Apr 04, 2012 Foxtower rated it it was amazing
Shelves: entertainment
Count on Bova for reliably entertaining books, like this story that takes place on a space station full of espionage.
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Ben Bova was born on November 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1953, while attending Temple University, he married Rosa Cucinotta, they had a son and a daughter. He would later divorce Rosa in 1974. In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose.

Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett's fencing club. He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism.

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