The Weathermakers

The Weathermakers

Ben Bova

Language: English

Publisher: Signet

Published: Jan 1, 1967

Words: 59388
Pages: 244


After conquering everything else, the last frontier was... controlling Mother Nature! THE WEATHERMAKERS is a novel about climate change--literally. By the award-winning hard SF author of the THE EXILES TRILOGY, the Watchmen series, and the Grand Tour series. Excerpt: "I want an explanation of what happened Friday night," Rossman said. "Simple," Ted said. "We proved that weather control works." "Don't say we," Marrett!" Rossman snapped. "It's you; keep your friends out of it." Rossman shuffled through his papers. "Do you know what this is? It's an estimate of the cost to the Department of that plane's flight over the ocean. "And this," he pulled out a paper, "is a formal complaint from the Air Force about unauthorized persons being involved in their highly secret laser operations. Unauthorized. That's you, Marrett!" Rossman glowered at Ted. "And do you realize that you ruined Dr. Barneveldt's experiment?" "When are you going to realize," Ted demanded, "that we proved we can change the weather! Are you going to open your eyes or stand there blocking the way?" Rossman nearly turned purple and snapped, "Marrett, I will not have people sneaking be hind my back. And I will not tolerate insubordination. I'll expect your resignation on my desk by the end of the day. You're finished, Marrett. Finished!" Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award and many other awards, including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of the Year (2006, for Titan) and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation. He is the former editor of Analog and Omni magazines, and the author of over a hundred books, both fiction and non-fiction. Bova has served as president of both Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. and the National Space Society. He lives in Florida. Don't let a little hurricane or two ruin your plans -- read THE WEATHERMAKERS today! **