Critical Mass: A Novel

· A Delta-v Novel Book 2 · Sold by Penguin
34 reviews

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In New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez's latest space-tech thriller, a group of pioneering astropreneurs must overcome never-before-attempted engineering challenges to rescue colleagues stranded at a distant asteroid—kicking off a new space race in which Earth's climate crisis could well hang in the balance.
When unforeseen circumstances during an innovativeand unsanctionedcommercial asteroid-mining mission leave two crew members stranded, those who make it back must engineer a rescue, all while navigating a shifting web of global political alliances and renewed Cold War tensions. With Earth governments consumed by the ravages of climate change and unable to take the risks necessary to make rapid progress in space, the crew must build their own nextgen spacecraft capable of mounting a rescue in time for the asteroid's next swing by Earth.
In the process they'll need to establish the first spin-gravity station in deep space, the first orbiting solar power satellite and refinery, and historic infrastructure on the moon's surfaceall of which could alleviate a deepening ecological, political, and economic crisis back on Earth, and prove that space-based industry is not only profitable, but possibly humanity's best hope for a livable, peaceful future.

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34 reviews
b metz (Bt Metz)
July 27, 2023
waste of money. preachy man global warming stuff. disappointed as Daemon inspired me to build a successful mad science lab with several employees. we mine the waste stream and make new things. we know the sun is the supreme driver of the temperature and those who engage in promotion of co2 as bad have only the worst interest for humanity. fossel fuel is a myth. zero explanation as to the carbon source was sequestered in the first place. zero explanation as to methane on Venus and co2 on other planets. of course we know oil is a nearly infinite resource welling up from the earths center from radioactive decay. that said oil is too valuable to squander. but again those who made the money like the Rockefeller on oil, seek to limit competition by demonizing oil, just as they demonize and irrationally propaganda against atomic energy. The same goes to those who suppressed Teslas works on energy harvesting. All bunch of psychos who.hate humanity.
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Jake Parkin
February 3, 2023
loved it finished 460 pages in 2 days still the same writing style but a wealth of new situations and characters.
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Geb Longbeast
February 21, 2023
It could have been a great story, but it was spoiled by several chapters of unwelcome cryptocurrency evangelism.
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About the author

Daniel Suarez is a New York Times bestselling author, TEDGlobal speaker, and former systems analyst. His unique brand of high-tech fiction explores the causes and impacts of rapid technological change. The author of seven novels, his latest, Critical Mass (second in the Delta-v series), is a realistic space-tech adventure depicting humanity's transition from a climate-imperiled, Earthbound civilization to one that utilizes resources and energy from space to secure a promising, sustainable future.

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