Friday, November 20, 2009
Book Report: Millennium by Ben Bova (1976)
This isn't the book for the Kris Kristofferson film of the same name or for the Lance Henrikson television show of the same name. Instead, it's a book written in 1996 about the state of the world and a close call for a nuclear war between the United States and the USSR except for a lunar rebellion that takes control of the warring sides' incomplete ABM satellite networks.

It's a pretty good read, and a strange extrapolation about the turn of the century from 1976. Space travel has really gone well, with waystation space platforms and lunar colonies in place for over a decade by the book's setting. However, no great push to correct software written about the time of the book. Also, the Soviet Union remains a strong force in the world and the UN is a force for good.

A good science fiction book if you can put yourself into the now alternate-universe where it takes place.
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the Kris Kristofferson film is such a poor adaptation of John Varley's Millennium

I will soon discover for myself, as I have it queued up.

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