Empire

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Bottom of the Hill Publishing, 2010 - Fiction - 160 pages
Spencer Chambers wants to make the solar system his own personal Empire. A trillionaire and industrialist he owns the ships that can carry humanity to freedom and plenty in the untapped riches of the solar system. In return he wants to charge exorbitant prices making it so that he will end up owning every planet and asteroid. Gregory Manning has a different idea. He sees a solar system open to everyone. Only one man's vision for the future of humanity can come true: slavery or freedom. Gregory Manning has an ace up his sleeve--a scientific ace. Empire is a story of political Iintrigue by Clifford Donald Simak an American science fiction writer honored by fans with three Hugo awards and by colleagues with one Nebula award. He was named the third Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1977.

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During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the "Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "writing fiction in his spare time. Simak was best known for the book"City", a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel"Way Station."In 1953"City"was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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