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 10 years later, David is setting himself up 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' Corsair is a thrilling near-future adventure!
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this story is about the many quirky characters
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5 Stars for sheer amusement
The quality of the writing and of the narrator's gifts are a perfect match here. Victor Bevine is always splendid, and his intelligent sense of humor subtly illuminates the exceptionally clever writing. This is one of my favorite books lately. It is a small-scale gem that exceeded my expectations by quite a bit.
No spoilers here- I decline the opportunity. The enjoyment is in all the details, as well as in the overall story. The writer takes what looks like an overused pulp science fiction trope and turns it into a far more enjoyable and interesting version of itself. I like this great-of-its-kind science fiction enormously, and it requires subtle skill to succeed this well.
Many of us try very hard to avoid reading about the best parts of a book we purchase.
I nearly always prefer very good audiobooks to the movie versions.
James L. Cambias is the first writer since Andy Weir to cause such smiles in my mind. I heartily thank everyone involved for the first-rate escape from reality.