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In a Petri Dish Upstairs (1978) [Short Story]
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Summary :

The first orbiting platforms have been placed into geosyncronous orbit over the Earth's surface, beaming microwave power back to the energy starved people on the surface of the planet. Further, the products they create in the zero-G environment are in incredible demand by Earth industries. But as Earth realizes that the money they are paying for the power and goods is making the people on the platforms rich, jealousy sets in and they pass laws preventing further trade.

Now, three generations later, the orbiter colonies have prepared a complex and risky plan to place their leaders in power on Earth's surface. Few on Earth are aware of the plan, but those that are are the only ones standing between complete orbiter independence, and the loss of nearly limitless energy.

Original title: In a Petri Dish Upstairs
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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