Damien Broderick (
Thu, 01 Jan 1998 14:44:39 +0000

At 09:36 PM 12/31/97 -0600, Forrest Bishop wrote:

>>The sensible versions I've read use solar mirrors to melt asteroid metals
>>in situ, then railgun standardised ingots to a relay station at one of the
>>earth-moon libration points, for redirection to earth (after, perhaps,
>>reshaping into lifting bodies). Still pretty scary.

>Where have you read this (besides my proposal)?

Hmm, I wonder. Since I used it in THE WHITE ABACUS, written before I
joined this list or read any of Forrest's intriguing papers, I guess it
must have been in Bob Forward or Jerry Pournelle or one of their epigones.

Damien Broderick