Re: "The Gatekeepers"
> Can anyone tell me how the newest version of the Real Audio player is
> working for them, especially on playing older versions of Real Audio files,
> I've had a lot of trouble with playing older files on the newest version,
> and it generally did not work as well for video, any information?
It worked fine for me.
> There's a book that I've been trying to find from a few years ago (probably
> around '95-6) which concerned one of the first commercial (fictional) space
> ventures, it was a fiction book, and the launch vehicle in the book was
> modeled closely on what had been the popular version of a "reusable launch
> vehicle" then, the "Delta Clipper" (in fact, I think the cover had a
> painting of this design rocket taking off) though if I remember correctly
> their version of it was SSTO.
> The plot involved the trials and tribulations of the CEO of the startup
> company, and the company itself, in getting to space, and the launch of a
> military defense weapons system (similar to "Star Wars" technology)
> codenamed Brilliant Pebbles. The book was very realistic and very good
> (especially when I look back at it now, who would of thought?), anyone have
> any idea what I'm talking about?
> Somehow it seems to book has disappeared off the face of the Earth, I can't
> find the book or any reference to it anywhere. I've tried Amazon.com, etc.,
> and haven't been able to find anything. Anything?
The book you are referring to is:
by Daniel Graham, jr. (Gen. Graham's son)
Printed 1995 (1996)
Baen Publishing Enterprises
P.O. Box 1403
Riverdale, NY 10471
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Library of Congress Catalog Number 95-15305
I recommend this book to all Space Future readers.
I wasn't keen on the ending, but overall it was a good read. For extra
points try to figure out the real life SSTO players that Graham modeled
the fictional characters after. :)
This book should be included in Space Future's bibliography index.
Mark Reiff <markreiff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Book Launched? ;)
From: "Dejan Bajic" <adastra@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>