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Able One is a timely thrill-ride by Ben Bova, one of science fictions most respected novelists.

When a rogue North Korean faction explodes a nuclear missile in space, the resulting shockwave destroys the worlds satellites. Global communication is thrown into chaos, and entire economies are crippled. United States military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, relay a horrifying image—two more nuclear missiles are sitting on the launch pad in North Korea, ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack, the United States has only one possible defense: Able One.

ABL-1, or Able One, is a modified 747 fitted with a high-powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the lasers technology and the jets crew are untested. What was originally to be a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes. Will Able Ones experimental technology be enough to prevent World War III—especially when it becomes clear that a saboteur is onboard?      

About the Author

Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, former editorial director of Omni, and past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction. He lives in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765363589
Author:
Bova, Ben
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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