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Delta-V When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce s private island, he thinks it must be a mistake But Tighe s unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce s high risk venture to mine a near earth asteroid with the goal of kick starting an entire off world economy The potential rewards and personal risks are staggering, but the competition is fierce and the stakes couldn t be higher Isolated and pushed beyond their breaking points, Tighe and his fellow twenty first century adventurers ex soldiers, former astronauts, BASE jumpers, and mountain climbers must rely on each other to survive not only the dangers of a multi year expedition but the harsh realities of business in space They re determined to transform humanity from an Earth bound species to a space faring one or die trying



10 thoughts on “Delta-V

  1. says:

    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Ryugu Delta V by Daniel Suarez We will only be able to make deep space viable for humanity when the math makes sense, and at the moment, we re still working that problem In Delta V by Daniel SuarezI m not sure I completely understood the economic argument for mining asteroids but the way I understand it, it goes something like thisTake platinum as an example curren


  2. says:

    There s gold in them thar asteroids In the near future commercial space exploration is growing, but not fast enough to suit billionaire Nathan Joyce who believes that humanity s only chance of long term survival is to immediately start mining asteroids This will not only provide critical resources and advance the technologies to let people start living in space, but it also could create an entirely new and sustainable economy Jo


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    5 Far Stars for the Konstantin I should have been sleeping when I read this book but it was so good I had to stay up until the very end I love reading anything about space, whether it s hard science or science fiction, a fun space opera or a serious article, it doesn t matter as long as it takes me to that otherworldly place in the sky that most of us can only dream about visiting And this book did just that From the beginning of th


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    In 2032, various billionaires are competing with each other to monetize space exploration One of the billionaires, Nathan Joyce, has started an asteroid mining company and wants to find a crew for the first manned expedition A collection of 440 candidates is assembled They have varying skills, but they are linked by their daredevil natures Their number is to be winnowed down to 8 after rigorous training exercises and psychological evalu


  5. says:

    Exceptional If Robert A Heinlein and Poul Anderson were alive today, this would be the kind of fiction they would produce optimistic, resourceful, daring and fun as hell Poul Anderson published Industrial Revolution in 1963 about asteroid mining and modern writer Daniel Suarez takes this old idea and tells a similar story for the modern age Eschewing government control, Suarez has as his mining leaders billionaire investors and multi nation


  6. says:

    It felt very tired and the plot overdone Characters were also very predictable and two dimensional.


  7. says:

    Suarez has done his homework for this near future asteroid mining SF thriller The book is set in the early 2030s, which seems very soon for some of the technology it extrapolates It gets melodramatic at times, and the characterizations can be perfunctory But it s a good tale well told, with some nice twists, and boy, do those pages turn Strong 4 stars Recommended, especially for hard SF fans.


  8. says:

    Boring The plot is tired and the characters aren t great I wanted to like this book, but I just couldn t.


  9. says:

    In the distant future mankind has conquered the stars, well at least low Earth orbit anyway but ambition, greed, and an overwhelming desire to be the first has led to a space ages arms race inhabit Mars, build bases on the Moon, mine asteroids in deep space, commercialize low Earth orbitit s all for the taking and for one young entrepreneur, secrecy, scandal and a series of covert space ops, places him, and mankind on the brink of greatness Delta V is a sp


  10. says:

    A must read Like everything Suarez has written it is hard to put down This is his best book since Daemon Anyone interested in commercial space, asteroid mining, or just a great sci fi story should read it.


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About the Author: Daniel Suarez

DANIEL SUAREZ is the author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom , Kill Decision, and Influx A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, he has designed and developed mission critical software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries With a lifelong interest in both IT systems and creative writing, his high tech and Sci Fi thrillers focus on technology driven change Suarez is a past speaker at TED Global, MIT Media Lab, NASA Ames, the Long Now Foundation, and the headquarters of Google, Microsoft, andamong many others Self taught in software development, he is a graduate from University of Delaware with a BA in English Literature An avid PC and console gamer, his own world building skills were bolstered through years as a pen paper role playing game moderator He lives in Los Angeles, California.


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