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LIFELINE Mass Market Paperback – Nov 1 1990

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Spectra; 1st thus edition (Nov. 1 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553287877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553287875
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.7 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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When nuclear war finally destroys the Earth, three space colonies from different nations find themselves representing humanity's last chance for survival. Fanatics, autocrats, scientists, and peacemakers wage their own battle of wills in the isolation of space in this well-written first novel. For large sf collections.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than one hundred books, 47 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists. He has over 21 million books in print in thirty languages. He has won or been nominated for numerous prestigious awards, including the Nebula Award, Bram Stoker Award, the SFX Reader's Choice Award, the American Physics Society's Forum Award, and New York Times Notable Book. By any measure, he is one of the most popular writers currently working in the science fiction genre. Colonel Doug Beason, USAF (ret), is the author of 14 books, eight with collaborator Kevin J. Anderson, including Ignition (bought by Universal studios), Nebula nominee Assemblers of Infinity, and Ill Wind (optioned by Fox Studios). His solo novels are Return to Honor, Assault on Alpha Base, and Strike Eagle. His latest nonfiction book is The E-Bomb: How America’s New Directed Energy Weapons Will Change the Way Wars Will Be Fought. Colonel Beason’s short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies as diverse as Analog and Amazing Stories, to Physical Review Letters and The Wall Street Journal. A Fellow of the American Physical Society and Ph.D. physicist, Doug has worked on the White House staff for the President’s Science Advisor, was the Associate Laboratory Director at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he was responsible for reducing the global threat of weapons of mass destruction, and was recently Chief Scientist for Air Force Space Command. On active duty for 24 years, Colonel Beason’s last assignment was as the Commander of the Phillips Research Site, where he was responsible for the facilities and personnel conducting research on directed-energy weapons and space vehicles in three theaters world-wide. He is currently Senior Vice President for Special Programs at Universities Space Research Association and is at work on several novels. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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In shock and grief the last remnants of the human race watched from space as the holocaust of war raged across the face of the Earth. Now the future rested in the hands of three fragile space colonies: Aguinaldo-- The Phillippine L-5 colony whose brilliant biochemist had engineered a limitless supply of food. Kibalchich-- the Soviet space exploration platform that harbored a deadly secret. Orbitech 1-- the American space factory whose superstrong weavewire could be a lifeline to link the colonies-- or a cutting-edge weapon of destruction. As allies, they could unite to rebuild a better world. As enemies, they could destroy mankind's last hope for survival. ---Back Cover
Despite the fact that some of its history has turned out to be wrong, this is a good novel of an impossible situation and is thrilling in its exexcution.
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Sure, there are a few loose ends but it is still a highly entertainig read.
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HASH(0xb4d54438) out of 5 stars Cheers for Lifeline!!!! Jan. 9 2013
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Kevin J. Anderson does it again (or, rather...does it for the 100th + time) with his Novel Lifeline. Our "home" Blue Planet is essentially gone... Anderson foresees our planet's doom resulting from BOTH nuclear war & careless stewardship of our planet. 3 Space Stations (not counting "Moon Base") are all that is left of modern man. Anderson uses numerous, wonderfully crafted metaphors to represent both humanity's downfall AND its' savior (technology, ecology, cooperation, "the individual decision-maker" and more). Anderson elegantly shows us humanity's most unfeeling, dark-side as "RIF's" cast out in to space PEOPLE because they don't score high enough on an "efficiency study." Even more disgusting, the last Totalitarian Regime nearly destroys what is left of mankind in space because of archaic "orders" stored in a super-computer! However...Anderson shows us that in the end, mankind (and even a teenager!) CAN come through & make correct decisions...even when others refuse to acknowledge the error of their ways. If you like, "plans within plans" and numerous exciting, converging story lines that cause you to read on through the night and hold your breath---Lifeline is for you!
HASH(0xb4d54864) out of 5 stars The bleak prospect of survival in space after nuclear devastation on earth April 7 2013
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The Anderson/Beason team is at it again after "Assemblers of Infinity" with a mix of futuristic technology applied to surviving the nuclear holocaust that took place on earth as the former superpowers slugged it out with their arsenals of A-bombs. Stranded in space, several nations struggle to come to terms as to how to survive in their isolated stations under these dire circumstances without any hope of ever making it back home.

Aside from the tired "old cliché" and frankly boring "déjà vu" that seeps from the old cold war remnants, the ever effective "Anderson/Beason" template spins out its story with the usual plots, twists and turns and serves a delicious mayonnaise of suspense, horror, murder, manipulation and sheer stupidity, masterfully blended into a huge salad of inventiveness, brilliance, open mindedness and credibility. There is not a shred of doubt that these subjects were researched well beyond professional standards, these two authors take their subject well over the highest peaks of passion.

In short, more than only good value for money, "Lifeline" is as tall a story as they come; engrossing entertainment for anyone who claims belonging to the club of science fiction aficionados. In this far fetched scenario someone puts a gun to my head and asks me to choose between "Lifeline" and "Assemblers of Infinity" and I answer: "If I cant have both, you might as well pull that trigger."
HASH(0xb4d54a8c) out of 5 stars simplistic plot and charecters, logic stretch required Dec 28 2015
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Book with some unsupported science assumptions and simplistic plot and characters. Why woudl the Philippines be one of three countries left with a space colony? The simplistic explanation is america built it as a bribe for their alliance. Frankly with lots of respect (I am related to Filipinos) they are just not strategically important enough to trump China, England, France, Germany, Korea...

Logic leaps and spoilers:
Why would Russian scientist decide to attack other colonies with no provocation?
If they have single molecule wire of infinite strength obvious usage is space elevator not a yo yo.
Odds of hitting a single molecule-thick wire in three dimensional space by accident pretty small.
Breeding space creatures that die when inert items placed inside? What kills them?
Killing 10% of the population to assure enough food for next six months? If it is that close it is within the accuracy they can predict caloric intake and production for six months out. A cut of of a third or more would be required to make a significant difference.
Who would let shuttles get into position where they can't get to earth or a colony without outside refueling? That is equivalent to marching into desert without enough water counting on an air drop.
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HASH(0xb4d54be8) out of 5 stars Great story Jan. 27 2013
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As usual, I am not disappointed and am enjoying reading the book. A very interesting idea. Can't wait for the next book.
HASH(0xb4d54bd0) out of 5 stars Classic Scifi from a great Scifi Author !! July 21 2013
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A great apocalyptic story with great angles and characters i thoroughly enjoyed this story and thought it was very well thought out didn't get bored at all and felt it was great value for money, thank you Amazon for giving us all great access to a wide variety of books that i wouldn't have got at my local book store!! and i am not getting any money for saying this !! i love my Kindle !!

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