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Sinopsis: Three-time Prometheus Award winner Victor Koman (Millennium: Weeds), who sicced an assassin on God in The Jehovah Contract and imploded the abortion controversy in Solomon's Knife, brings us his epic novel of humanity's next stage of evolution: the jump into Space.
Tammy Reis, beautiful NASA Space Shuttle commander, works for the most highly funded, technologically advanced space program in the world. So why do nightmares of the Challenger disaster haunt her sleep? And why is NASA incapable of recapturing the stunning successes it once achieved?
Visionary spacecraft designer Gerry Cooper struggles at his tiny rocket company in the Mojave Desert. Who in the world wants him stopped -- or dead?
One-armed billionaire playboy Laurence Poubelle hopes to build his own orbital X-15. Can his keen marketing skills overcome a nation hostile to wealth and contemptuous of adventure?
Meanwhile, the horror of the Challenger tragedy threatens to repeat itself on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Standing at ground zero, NASA engineer Jack Lundy races the countdown to prevent the deadliest space disaster of all.
While bureaucrats and businessmen publicly battle for the high ground, a young descendant of the legendary Davy Crockett secretly constructs a single-stage-to-orbit rocket deep inside an abandoned warehouse in the South Bronx. Will he and his NYU classmates survive when NORAD detects the launch that blows the lid off the greatest conspiracy in the history of mankind?
Tammy Reis -- stripped of her astronaut wings for defending herself against a congressman's zero-gravity rape -- is recruited by the National Security Agency to infiltrate the stronghold of a er-rich smuggler who schemes to place a massive space station into orbit with a single, spectacular launch. When she discovers the true nature of his secret plan, she faces an impossible choice between duty to her government or freedom from her -- and humanity's -- nightmare.
From the Publisher: New independent publishers dream of procuring the perfect book for their virgin launches. For Final Frontier Books, that dream became a reality when award-winning author Victor Koman's newest opus, Kings of the High Frontier, went from manuscript to published book in less than three months. When I first read Kings, I was stunningly overwhelmed and knew immediately that this was a book for the future, a perfect first book for my fledgling company. Between its covers you won't find aliens bent on conquering Earth, intergalactic warp-drive warfare, or lasers guns (well, OK, there is one laser, but you'll be surprised at how it's put to use). What you will find is a story of humanity, an epic of tomorrow, and a struggle against overwhelming odds that is happening today. It is a tale of dreams lost and regained; a tale of the importance of defending and promoting individual freedom in the face of oppressive forces that seek to choke the dreams of humanity. Quite simply, Kings of the High Frontier is a must-read novel for anyone who has contemplated Space and pondered how a free people might get there and stay there. With this book, Final Frontier Books learned how to fly. I am proud to have played a part in bringing Victor Koman's masterpiece to the public, and it is my dearest hope that Kings of the High Frontier will be the impetus that moves us into the 21st Century with one common goal: the free an unfettered exploration of the final frontier.
Kings of the High Frontier is available in two collector's editions, both with an important Afterword by award-winning and best-selling author Gregory Benford, Ph.D. The 1250 copy Limited Edition is signed and numbered by Victor Koman and includes a stunning dust jacket by Star Wars and X-Files artist Rob Prior (his first-ever book cover!). Pre-publication sales of this edition have exceeded expectations, so act fast. The Deluxe Edition, limited to 250 copies, is slipcased and bound in Kivar, signed by all three contributors, and includes a limited edition 22" x 18" full-color lithograph of the dust jacket art, limited to 500 prints, signed and numbered by Rob Prior.
Kings of the High Frontier has earned the highest praise, from Ray Bradbury to Gregory Benford, and has been displayed prominently at the World Science Fiction Convention in Baltimore and DragonCon in Atlanta. I urge everyone to find out what the buzz is about, because Victor Koman doesn't pull any punches. While reading Kings, one cannot help but contemplate the current status of our moribund space program, and it is this fact that makes the novel shine. This stuff is happening today, my friends. This is not an idle dream, a fantasy of some far-off future. Kings of the High Frontier is now and will motivate you to seize back the reigns, look once again at the stars and shout: "Here We Come"...and mean it.
Título: Kings of the High Frontier
Editorial: Final Frontier
Año de publicación: 1998
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Final Frontier, Centreville, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. First limited edition 1998 stated. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 Book; binding tight, mild bumping to top edges and bottom corners else board straight and clean; faint soiling to edges else text free of marks, appears barely read. Dust jacket ($24.95) has mild bumping to mostly spine and flap fold ends with subtle 2" fold to top corner front flap. Color bright and sharp. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Nº de ref. de la librería 092617WSC
Descripción Final Frontier, 1998. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Signed by Author on special limited First Edition page. This is 673 of 1250 copies. Light wear to boards, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, very good DJ with some wear. No Slipcase. Nº de ref. de la librería 9999-9993063606
Descripción Estado de conservación: VeryGood. This book is hardcover. Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure - Ships from Utah!. Nº de ref. de la librería 2RUCN0000E44
Descripción Final Frontier, Centreville, Va., 1998. Hard Cover. Rob Prior (dj) Ilustrador. First Edition. 1st, black cloth, vg+ (lightly bumped spine ends and top corners) in like dj with a sm. crease at the top of the front flap, $24.95 price. 576 pp. This is #112/1250 SIGNED copies, lacking the slipcase. Signed. Nº de ref. de la librería 10855
Descripción Final Frontier, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0966566203
Descripción Final Frontier, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020966566203
Descripción Final Frontier, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Collectible: Good. First Edition. Limited edition signed by author #779 of 1250. GOOD - No highlighting or writing. 100% Money Back Guarantee on all Items. We believe in providing accurate grading on used books and excellent customer service. Buy with confidence!. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería KS-151124006
Descripción Final Frontier, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P010966566203
Descripción Final Frontier, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110966566203
Descripción Final Frontier, 1998. Estado de conservación: as new. Looks unread! Expect delivery in 20 days. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780966566208-2