V-S Day

Editeur: Penguin Publishing Group Date de sortie: 2014-02-04

Description

With a gift for visionary fiction that would make Robert A. Heinlein proud (Entertainment Weekly) three-time Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility: what if the race to space had occurred in the early days of WWII?It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction:construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S. Work on the rocketcalled Silbervogelbegins at Peenemunde. Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt. The American President determines that there is only one logical response: the U.S. must build aspacecraft capableof intercepting Silbervogel and destroying it. Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, agrees to head the classified project.So begins a race against timebetween two secret military programs and two brilliant scientists whose high-stakes competition will spiral into a deadly game of political intrigue and unforeseen catastrophes played to the death in the brutal skies above America.

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Informations complémentaires

Genre: Science fiction

Collection: Ace

Format: EPub

Pages: 320

ISBN: 9781101638811

Informations complémentaires

Genre: Science fiction

Collection: Ace

Format: EPub

Pages: 320

ISBN: 9781101638811

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