Colony by Ben Bova audiobook

Colony

By Ben Bova
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Blackstone Publishing
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In the future, everything is different—but nothinghas changed. “The Earth has been poisonedby pollution, choked by overpopulation, and ravaged by the mindless greed ofpower-hungry corporations. A fragile peace is threatened by landlessrevolutionaries, and global anarchy seems imminent. Yet a single ray of hoperemains…” Island One is a celestial utopia, and David Adams is its mostperfect creation—a man with a brain as advanced as any computer and a body freeof human frailties. But David is a prisoner—a captive of the colony that createdhim—destined to spend the days of his life in an island-sized cylinder thatcircles a doomed and desperate home planet. Thousands of miles below him, aworld trembles; its people cringe in terror and despair in anticipation of animpending apocalypse. And fate has cast one extraordinary human in the role ofsavior. For David Adams has a plan—one that will ultimately ensure thesalvation of his species … or its annihilation.

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Summary

Summary

In the future, everything is different—but nothinghas changed.

“The Earth has been poisonedby pollution, choked by overpopulation, and ravaged by the mindless greed ofpower-hungry corporations. A fragile peace is threatened by landlessrevolutionaries, and global anarchy seems imminent.
Yet a single ray of hoperemains…”

Island One is a celestial utopia, and David Adams is its mostperfect creation—a man with a brain as advanced as any computer and a body freeof human frailties. But David is a prisoner—a captive of the colony that createdhim—destined to spend the days of his life in an island-sized cylinder thatcircles a doomed and desperate home planet. Thousands of miles below him, aworld trembles; its people cringe in terror and despair in anticipation of animpending apocalypse. And fate has cast one extraordinary human in the role ofsavior. For David Adams has a plan—one that will ultimately ensure thesalvation of his species … or its annihilation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Moves well, the characters are solid and believable, and it holds its own as a nice piece of ‘hard’ science fiction.” SFSite.com
“A beautiful story full of prophetic visions.” Frank Herbert, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Ben Bova

Author Bio: Ben Bova

Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia and received his doctorate in education from California Coast University in 1996. The author of over 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has also been a radio commentator, editor, lecturer, and aerospace industry executive. His articles, opinion pieces, and reviews have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His work has earned six Hugo Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 16.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English