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.
The author of more than 100 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, Dr. Ben Bova has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age.
President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, Dr. Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, "for fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space."
His 2006 novel TITAN received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. Earlier, he was an award-winning editor of ANALOG and OMNI and an executive in the aerospace industry.
Dr. Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television and popular lecturer.