Dr. Jake Ross, a university astronomer, wants nothing more than to teach a few classes each semester and continue on his research. However, he is being aggressively recruited to be the science advisor to Frank Tomlinson, an ambitious politician with his eye on the US Senate.
Tomlinson is in need of an edge that will allow him to defeat his opponent at the polls, and Dr. Ross can contribute just that: MHD.
MHD, or magnetohydrodynamics, is a new innovation that will allow electricity to be generated efficiently and cheaply. The senate is essentially guaranteed if Tomlinson can deliver unlimited energy to voters at less than half the price of nuclear power. But MHD is still in its infancy, and although the outlook is extremely promising there are great--and deadly--risks.
The incumbent senator will not give up his seat without a fight, and as Dr. Ross discovers, the world of politics carries its own dangers. Nothing has prepared Dr. Ross for the extreme tactics that desperate and powerful people are willing to use.
Power Play is a timely thrill-ride by Ben Bova, one of science fiction's most respected novelists.
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|Grouping Title||power play|
|Grouping Author||bova ben|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-25 22:58:20PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-24 23:50:48PM|
|author||Bova, Ben, 1932-|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Recruited by an ambitious senatorial candidate, astronomer Jake Ross is directed to promote a new innovation for cheap energy, a situation that is complicated by the technology's hazards and the extreme tactics used by both political rivals.|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780765317865, 9780765357236, 9781481589512|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000381462|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Tor,|2012, c2011.|352 p. : 22 cm., overdrive:56c05bc9-9e22-461e-81d9-00cd32dfca52|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2012||
|subject_facet||Energy development -- Fiction, Political fiction, american, Science fiction, American, Scientists -- Fiction|
|title_full||Power Play, Power play / Ben Bova|
|topic_facet||Energy development, Fiction, Political fiction, american, Science Fiction, Science fiction, American, Scientists|