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Book Title: Clarke County, Space|
Date of issue: 1991
ISBN 13: 9780712638951
The author of the book: Allen Steele
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 661 KB
Read full description of the books Clarke County, Space:This was an enjoyable read, if not too deep. It was written in the early '90s, so it was interesting to see how technology was expected to have advanced. Quite a bit of what's described we're well past, particularly in the field of computers, but others we seem to be behind where things were expected to be at. Some of the more intriguing science in the story wasn't explained at all.
Anyway, the story was enjoyable. The characters were pretty simple, although interesting. The 'plot twist' at the end was a little predictable, too. Like many of Steele's other novels, this is pretty close to a story that could easily have been set on Earth in contemporary times (or in the recent past), but there are a few elements that make this sci-fi rather than just fiction. There are also a few themes, like homesteading, corporate greed, government corruption, religious fanaticism, etc. that I've seen in several of Steele's other books, too. They weren't too blatant here though. So while I enjoyed the book and didn't feel like it was a chore to read, it wasn't an outstanding book that I couldn't put down, either.
Read information about the authorBefore becoming a science fiction writer, Allen Steele was a journalist for newspapers and magazines in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Missouri, and his home state of Tennessee. But science fiction was his first love, so he eventually ditched journalism and began producing that which had made him decide to become a writer in the first place.
Since then, Steele has published eighteen novels and nearly one hundred short stories. His work has received numerous accolades, including three Hugo Awards, and has been translated worldwide, mainly into languages he can’t read. He serves on the board of advisors for the Space Frontier Foundation and is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He also belongs to Sigma, a group of science fiction writers who frequently serve as unpaid consultants on matters regarding technology and security.
Allen Steele is a lifelong space buff, and this interest has not only influenced his writing, it has taken him to some interesting places. He has witnessed numerous space shuttle launches from Kennedy Space Center and has flown NASA’s shuttle cockpit simulator at the Johnson Space Center. In 2001, he testified before the US House of Representatives in hearings regarding the future of space exploration. He would like very much to go into orbit, and hopes that one day he’ll be able to afford to do so.
Steele lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, Linda, and a continual procession of adopted dogs. He collects vintage science fiction books and magazines, spacecraft model kits, and dreams.
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