Power Surge

Power Surge

Book - 2015
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In Washington, D.C., to secure a sustainable future for America, Dr. Jake Ross, the science advisor to a newly elected freshman senator, must figure out how Washington really works when his plan runs afoul of entrenched special interests, well-funded lobbies, cynical bureaucrats and a powerful U.S. Senator, placing his life in great danger.

McMillan Palgrave

Six-time Hugo winner Ben Bova brings us a gripping political thriller on the cutting-edge of science and technology in Power Surge.

The science advisor to a newly-elected freshman senator, Jake has crafted a comprehensive energy plan that employs innovative new technologies to make America the world's leader in energy production while simultaneously boosting the economy and protecting the environment. The facts--and the science--are on Jake's side, but his plan soon runs afoul of entrenched special interests, well-funded lobbies, cynical bureaucrats, pork-barrel politics, and one very powerful US Senator.

To keep his plan alive and secure a sustainable future for America, Jake needs a crash course in the way Washington really works. Everyone keeps telling him that his plan has no hope of succeeding, but Jake is determined to prove them wrong even if it kills him...something that certain hostile parties may be all too happy to arrange.



Publisher: New York : Tor, c2015
ISBN: 9780765370211
9780765334978
Branch Call Number: SCIFI BOV
Characteristics: 363 p. ;,22 cm.

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mammothhawk229e
Apr 22, 2017

Never mentioned better fuel efficiency for car & trucks laws. Too bread & butter?
However, very nice on biofuels vs food security issue.
Science fiction? Not really. More like near future story.
Bipartisan comprehensive energy bill? Oh, boy. No way.

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JON MANN
Apr 25, 2016

Ben Bova is a near future, high tech, science fiction author.

His science is cutting edge, realistic and informative IF you have the interest, and ability to comprehend.

Among other edifying subjects, his book deals with the politics of climate change, and political manipulation within the government.

It has aspects of intrigue, but this book is not in the action thriller sub-genre.

That being said, you can find much cross genre overlap in contemporary science fiction.

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athena14
Nov 05, 2015

Science-fiction? No. Power Surge is a mild thriller about how the US Senate and proposed laws operate.

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