Corsair

Corsair

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Ten years after having a brief affair, genius computer hackers Elizabeth Santiago and David Schwartz square off over lucrative ore shipments from robotic mining operations in space.

McMillan Palgrave

James L. Cambias, author of A Darkling Sea, now gives readers a thrilling near-future adventure of space pirates and computer hackers in Corsair

In the early 2020s, two young, genius computer hackers, Elizabeth Santiago and David Schwartz, meet at MIT and have a brief affair. David is amoral, out for himself, and soon disappears. Elizabeth dreams of technology and space travel and takes a military job after graduating. Ten years later, David works in the shadows for international thieves, and Elizabeth prevents international space piracy.

With robotic mining in space has become a lucrative part of the economy, and shipments from space are dropped down the gravity well into the oceans. David and Elizabeth fight for dominance of the computer systems controlling ore drop placement in international waters. Each one intuits that the other is their real competition but can't prove it. International piracy has very high stakes and some very evil players. And both Elizabeth and David end up in a world of trouble.



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"In the early 2020s, two young, genius computer hackers, Elizabeth Santiago and David Schwartz, meet at MIT, where Schwartz is sneaking into classes, and have a brief affair. David is amoral and out for himself, and soon disappears. Elizabeth dreams of technology and space travel and takes a military job after graduating. Nearly ten years later, David is setting himself to become a billionaire by working in the shadows under a multiplicity of names for international thieves, and Elizabeth works in intelligence preventing international space piracy. With robotic mining in space becoming a lucrative part of Earth's economy, shipments from space are dropped down the gravity well into the oceans. David and Elizabeth fight for dominance of the computer systems controlling ore drop placement in international waters. If David can nudge a shipment 500 miles off its target, his employers can get there first and claim it legally in the open sea. Each one intuits that the other is their real competition but can't prove it. And when Elizabeth loses a major shipment, she leaves government employ to work for a private space company to find a better way to protect shipments. But international piracy has very high stakes and some very evil players. And both Elizabeth and David end up in a world of trouble. Space pirates and computer hackers. James L. Cambias's Corsair is a thrilling near-future adventure!"--
Hacker David Schwartz works for an international computer piracy ring, while Elizabeth Santiago works for a private space company trying to catch the thieves, but they both find themselves in over their heads against the evil forces behind the ring.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765379108
Branch Call Number: SCIFI CAM
Characteristics: 336 p. ;,22 cm.

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sat7
Dec 07, 2015

I really enjoyed this read. Nice paring of SiFi with mystery and romance. Well done.

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JohnHy
Sep 14, 2015

The pursuit of Helium3 - an excellent topic. This is a page-turner that is easy-to-read. Done like a bowl of chocolate-latte ice cream.

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SEBoiko
Jun 13, 2015

Morality's just a set of rules people agree to follow.

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SEBoiko
Jun 13, 2015

So much of high-tech piracy depended on being able to lie convincingly.

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