Re: Project Orion

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Jun 17 2000 - 00:12:43 MDT

At 10:49 PM 16/06/00 -0700, Hal wrote:
>John Clark writes:
>> Idea for a science fiction novel: A huge nickel iron asteroid is heading
>> Earth, it would take a 200,000 megaton bomb to divert it but no existing
>> rocket is nearly powerful enough to deliver such a huge payload to the
>> asteroid. The Earth seems doomed, then our hero remembers Project Orion.
>Footfall, an exciting "space opera" science fiction novel by Niven and
>Pournelle, finds humanity forced to build an Orion as the only ship
>powerful enough to fight off alien invaders.

One of the few Poul Anderson novels I haven't read is ORION SHALL RISE
(1973), one of his Maurai series. I wouldn't be surprised if...


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