Saturday, July 10, 2010

Book Of The Week: Stephen Baxter's "Manifold Time"

The Book Of The Week this week is Stephen Baxter's "Manifold Time". The reason I love this book: rugged individualism. Sure, there's other great threads in this book and some interesting cosmology, but the memorable part of this story is the huge balls on the main character.

Reid Malenfant is an unapologetic space cadet and serial entrepreneur, who has a plan just crazy enough to work: he's going to claim an asteroid. With a shout out to Robert Heinlein he ignores a recently passed law preventing his liftoff, not to mention a few laws related to non-proliferation of nuclear materials, and heads off to his very own squid-infested home among the stars.

Oh, I didn't explain the squids did I? :)

Buy it on Amazon.

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