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Orbital Decay (1989) [Novel]
by Allen M. Steele Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary :


They are the men and women who are building the future. The beamjacks. The zero-gee construction workers hired to assemble gigantic satellites in the vacuum of space.

On the job, a moment's carelessness can lead to catastrophe. But the hardest part comes when the working day is over: boredom, homesickness, and the painful memories of the Earth they've left behind.

Management and the military think they have the beamjacks under control.

They're wrong.

Original title: Orbital Decay
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

Edition #1: Orbital Decay

Orbital Decay (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Reads like a golden age Heinlein" Gregory Benford, author of Tides of Light
  • "Allen Steele is one of the hottest new writers of hard S.F. on the scene today!" Gardner Dozois, ed., Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
  • "Steele gives us a guided tour of tommorow-and the future of space suddenly looks human, and real." Roger MacBride Allen, author of Orphan of Creation
  • "A damned good book; lightening on the high frontier. I got a sense throughout that this was how it really would be." Jack McDevitt, author of A Talent for War
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Orbital Decay (1989)

Publisher: Ace Books
ISBN: 0441498515

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