- Author:Allen Steele
- Publisher:Ace Hardcover; 1st edition (March 1, 1996)
- Pages:306 pages
- Subcategory:United States
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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.
Allen Steele is a lifelong space buff, and this interest has not only influenced his writing, it has taken him to some interesting places. In 2001, he testified before the US House of Representatives in hearings regarding the future of space exploration.
The "space geek" will immediately feel right at home in Mr. Steele's alternate universe. The Tranquillity Alternative" features interesting, well-defined characters, realistic dialogue and a strong story line involving the pending transfer of the abandoned Tranquillity Base from the . government to a private German space corporation. Mr. Steele keeps the action going at fever pitch as the scene shifts from Earth to the Space Wheel and on to the Moon.
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a den, and a small walk-in kitchen on the second floor. A TV antenna rose from the slanted flat roof; sliding glass doors led to a wide porch elevated on stilts above a crushed-seashell driveway. The house was isolated from the rest of the island by low marshlands, and the white sands and dunes of the vacant beach lay only a few yards away from the back door.
Allen Steele is the best hard SF writer to come along in tl~-Ile last decade," -JOHN VARLEY. L, L I ITRAN ALLEN STEEL Bestselling Author of The Jericho fterartion. 11 'It 'It '1! 11. ISBN 0-441-00299- 21-95 . ( 35 can. 77iii"TEPNATIVE ALLEN STEELE. Hailed as "a worthy successor to Robert Heinlein" (The Washington Post) bestselling author Allen Steele has captivated science fiction readers with his novels including The Jericho Iteration and Labyrinth of Night
The Tranquillity Alternative book. I especially liked the alternate history presented here by Steele. The US has pushed further ahead in the space race, closer to Von Braun's vision.
The Tranquillity Alternative book. On the dark side of the moon, six missile silos stand. In fact, a lunar base armed with nuclear weapons is established in the 60s. But by the 90s, the US has lost interest in space and the base is to be sold to a private European corporation. and a terrorist has been sent to get to them Hard science fiction which is also a thriller.
The Tranquillity Alternative - Allen Steele. Both the book and the motion picture you mentioned presuppose the existence of atomic-powered rockets, and we simply do not have those yet. But even at our current stage of astronautical know-how, we do believe it is possible to build a fleet of large, three-stage manned rockets, which in turn could be used to build a permanent orbital platform-a space station, if you will-which would enable us to construct vessels to take men to the Moon at some point in the.
It will be a two-day flight to the Moon, with touchdown at Tranquillity Base posted for Sunday, February 19, at approximately 0700 GMT. Following successful landing, the crew will enter the base, where Commander Parnell and Lieutenant Lewitt will reactivate the base’s CLLS. h, closed-loop life-support systems.
One problem remains: A US silo on the Moon contains nuclear missiles that must be deactivated before the Germans take over. So the US Space Agency organizes one last mission, comprising pilot Gene Parnell, co-pilot Cris Ryer (a lesbian and thus despised by most of her colleagues), flight engineer Jay Lewitt-plus one British and two German astronauts, a couple of video journalists, and computer whiz Paul Dooley