Venus: If Mankind Cannot Travel to the Planet, Bring the Planet to Mankind

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Createspace Independent Pub, Jul 29, 2010 - Fiction - 340 pages
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The desperate attempt to colonize another planet to rescue an Earth society that has disintegrated due to the disastrous collapse of all financial institutions.A hundred years from now, Earth has become a world that has degenerated into a stark division between those who have financial wealth and security and those living in desperate poverty within wasteland settlements due to overpopulation and financial iniquity.George Armstrong, multi billionaire head of a Space Station re-supply company, starts a project to address these acute problems by bringing a planet close to Earth's orbit and then colonizing it. He embarks on a literally epic earth-moving plan to re-engineer a planet within our solar system and to physically re-locate it to a new orbit close to Earth by deliberately striking it with asteroids. Then to alter the hostile environment so that it can sustain life and be survivable for mankind. Apart from more real estate, a new habitable planet also presents a unique opportunity to create a new and fairer world order.The planet selected for relocation is Venus.

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by Wmcdonaldiii - 5 Stars - (See review in Ibookstore)
Fun light reading. Wonderful for Sci Fi lovers like me
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4 Star Rating Kevin October 29, 2010
It is original in its scope. The writing quality is excellent. The preview switches from the astroid in tow scene and a woman in a hostile wasteland environment. While not 'spelling it out', the verbeage is sufficient to illustrate that survival is difficult in this near future. I am intrigued to learn how Laura and members of the fleet are tied together further in the story.
I am confused who 'the fleet' is. Is it the six ships towing the astroid? I would have thought that autonomous craft comprised of engine and fuel could be used for this task...
4 Star Rating Anonymous August 22, 2010
5 Star Rating Ninian August 22, 2010
I don't remember seeing anything like it before.
Now you're cooking!
Well done.

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About the author (2010)

John Dunn was born in Madras, India in 1952.He is of Anglo -Indian descent and his family emigrated to England in 1960. He is married with two children, a boy, Nick and a girl Zoe both now grown up. He lives in Bournemouth on the South Coast of England with his wife Martine and their cat Bonnie. He took early retirement after nearly forty years in the computer industry to tinker with alternative energy ideas, play occasional lead guitar in rock bands and of course, to write Venus which is a blockbuster movie type of worthy of a James Cameron and, in my humble opinion, it is a worthy science fiction follow up to Avatar.

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