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Rogue Star (1998)

by Michael Flynn

Series: Firestar (2)

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Michael Flynn opened his saga of near-future technology and space exploration with Firestar, in which he introduced a set of characters orbiting around one powerful and determined woman: Mariesa van Huyten, who is obsessed with the need to get humanity back into space and to save Earth from disaster. In Rogue Star, van Huyten's struggles continue. Three astronauts are headed out beyond Mars on the first human trip to the asteroid belt. In orbit around Earth, a construction crew is building the first permanent space station, owned by van Huyten's consortium. Meanwhile, the president of the United States is trying to force her into making a secret deal to put weapons in orbit so he can intervene in the ongoing wars. Van Huyten's plan is in place-and some people will kill to stop it.… (more)
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It's not what I expected. Four distinct threads, two if them I enjoyed, and with only two of them actually joining at the end.
In the end it was too disjointed, and too unresolved for me to enjoy. ( )
  furicle | Aug 5, 2023 |
This is the story of This is a continuation of the story started in Firestar. Its the story of Mariesa van Huyten. She is a billionaire who as a teenager saw an asteroid streak across the sky and hit the Earth.. That caused her to begin to use her fortune to prevent a planet killer asteroid from striking the Earth. Her vision for the future is comprehensive and multifaceted. She creates plans that affect endeavors as diverse as new education systems to single stage to orbit spacecraft.In this book her plans are close to completion. She has a working platforms for space manufacturing .She has a crew going to a possible planet killer sized asteroid. Despite a seeming good situation the consequences of Marissa van Huyten's past decisions are coming to haunt her. On her space platforms the growing international crisis on Earth is causing poor morale among her workers.On top of all that the asteroid mission has found evidence of alien's having visited it before humans. All this sets the reader up for an exciting sequel for this book. ( )
  Cataloger623 | Oct 24, 2021 |
This is the story of This is a continuation of the story started in Firestar. Its the story of Mariesa van Huyten. She is a billionaire who as a teenager saw an asteroid streak across the sky and hit the Earth.. That caused her to begin to use her fortune to prevent a planet killer asteroid from striking the Earth. Her vision for the future is comprehensive and multifaceted. She creates plans that affect endeavors as diverse as new education systems to single stage to orbit spacecraft.
In this book her plans are close to completion. She has a working platforms for space manufacturing .She has a crew going to a possible planet killer sized asteroid. Despite a seeming good situation the consequences of Marissa van Huyten's past decisions are coming to haunt her. On her space platforms the growing international crisis on Earth is causing poor morale among her workers.On top of all that the asteroid mission has found evidence of alien's having visited it before humans. All this sets the reader up for an exciting sequel for this book
  Cataloger623 | Oct 24, 2021 |
This story continues the Firestar story, taking the ship into space. This book is every bit as readable as Firestar, perhaps more. ( )
  natipal | Aug 24, 2011 |
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Michael Flynn opened his saga of near-future technology and space exploration with Firestar, in which he introduced a set of characters orbiting around one powerful and determined woman: Mariesa van Huyten, who is obsessed with the need to get humanity back into space and to save Earth from disaster. In Rogue Star, van Huyten's struggles continue. Three astronauts are headed out beyond Mars on the first human trip to the asteroid belt. In orbit around Earth, a construction crew is building the first permanent space station, owned by van Huyten's consortium. Meanwhile, the president of the United States is trying to force her into making a secret deal to put weapons in orbit so he can intervene in the ongoing wars. Van Huyten's plan is in place-and some people will kill to stop it.

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