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The Resource Able One, Ben Bova

Able One, Ben Bova

Label
Able One
Title
Able One
Statement of responsibility
Ben Bova
Title variation
Able 1
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space, the resulting shock wave destroys most of the world's satellites and all global communication. U.S. military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, reveal two more missiles on launch pads 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. Able One, or ABL-1, is a modified 747 fitted with a high powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the laser's technology and the jet's crew are untested. What was originally a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes. Will Able One's experimental technology be enough to prevent World War III--especially when it becomes clear that a saboteur is on board?
Summary
When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space, the resulting shock wave destroys most of the world's satellites and all global communication. U.S. military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, reveal two more missiles on launch pads 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. Able One, or ABL-1, is a modified 747 fitted with a high powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the laser's technology and the jet's crew are untested. What was originally a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes. Will Able One's experimental technology be enough to prevent World War III--especially when it becomes clear that a saboteur is on board?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
334666
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bova, Ben
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O84
LC item number
A25 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial satellites
  • Lasers
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Korea (North)
  • United States
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • FICTION / Thrillers / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Able One, Ben Bova
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15194082
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
398 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780765323866
Lccn
2009040642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Able One, Ben Bova
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15194082
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
398 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780765323866
Lccn
2009040642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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