Harry Harrison

Language: English

Publisher: Tor Books

Published: Jan 1, 1976

Words: 95328
Pages: 359


*Prometheus* is the largest spacecraft ever built by man. A joint USA-USSR project, the gigantic ship weighs over 20,000 tons--and may be the ultimate solution to the world's energy needs. Like its mythical namesake, who stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, *Prometheus* will capture the energy of the sun and beam it to Earth--unless something goes terribly wrong. An unforseen accident has stranded *Prometheus* in a decaying orbit less than a hundred miles above the Earth. Its small, international crew of men and women have a day, maybe less, before they come crashing down with their ship. But there's more at stake than a few astronauts' lives. *Prometheus* is too immense to burn up in reentry. When it hits, history's greatest endeavor will become the world's biggest bomb. "Harrison wastes little time on anything but down-to-the-wire suspense, but he provides that in whopping good doses. A shamelessly effective Chicken Little potboiler."--*Kirkus Reviews* At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. **