Award-winning writer Ben Bova takes on the power-players in D.C. in Power Failure, the taut near-future SF thriller and sequel to Power Play and Power Surge.
Starring Jake Ross, science advisor to Senator Frank Tomlinson, the two continue their complex power maneuvers to force the United States into embracing real energy independence through solar power generation technology.
Dr. Jake Ross came to Washington to try to make a difference, but instead, he's learned the only way to get something really big done in Washington, assuming your ideals survive the corrosive atmosphere, is to gather really big power.
And Ross has decided to shoot for the moon.
The Power trilogy combines the political thriller with nuts-and-bolts near future science fiction. Bova's vision of a future powered by solar satellite transmission is tantalizingly within our reach.
Genres: science fiction
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Benjamin William Bova (1932–2020) was an American writer. He was the author of more than 120 works of science fact and fiction, six-time winner of the Hugo Award, an editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, an editorial director of Omni; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America.
As of February 2016, Bova had written over 124 books in various genres. He edited several works, including The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two (1973) and Nebula Awards Showcase 2008. He wrote the Grand Tour novel series about exploration and colonization of the Solar System by humans. Reviewing a collection of 12 of the series published in 2004, The New York Times described Bova as "the last of the great pulp writers".