Re: Project Orion

Dan Clemmensen (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 20:48:38 -0400

John K Clark wrote:
> Idea for a science fiction novel: A huge nickel iron asteroid is heading for
> 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.
"Orion Shall Rise", by Poul Anderson, 1983, ISBN 0-671-46492-2
"Footfall", by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle ,1985(?), ISBN: 0345323440

In both cases, the heros remember Orion and save the world, more or less.