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Mining the Oort

Mining the Oort Mars was harsh and unforgiving but for the colonists who called it home its future was as bright as the comets that hung in the night sky for locked in those icy bodies were the water and gases tha

  • Title: Mining the Oort
  • Author: Frederik Pohl
  • ISBN: 9780345372000
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Mars was harsh and unforgiving, but for the colonists who called it home, its future was as bright as the comets that hung in the night sky, for locked in those icy bodies were the water and gases that would make Mars live again, mined from the vast Oort Cloud beyond Pluto Young Dekker DeWoe yearned to become an Oort miner But when he finally arrived on Earth to begin trMars was harsh and unforgiving, but for the colonists who called it home, its future was as bright as the comets that hung in the night sky, for locked in those icy bodies were the water and gases that would make Mars live again, mined from the vast Oort Cloud beyond Pluto Young Dekker DeWoe yearned to become an Oort miner But when he finally arrived on Earth to begin training, the mining project was abruptly canceled Then he began to hear rumors of a plan to force the restoration of the mining a plan that would result in the deaths of millions .

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    1 thought on “Mining the Oort

    1. Fine writing torpedoed by idiot plot "Mining the Oort" opens well, with one of Pohl's trademark everyman protags -- here, Dekker DeWoe(!), a teenager in Sagdayev deme, an inconsequential Martian settlement -- who's uprooted to take shelter from the first comet crash in a grand long-term effort to terraform Mars!Dekker's Dad was an Oort miner who washed out -- drink & drugs -- and never came home. His Martian Mom rises quickly (and rather implausibly) from struggling single mom to the Senator [...]

    2. Excellent fully imagined world. I must admit the small font of the copy I had put me off reading this book for a long time. But when I finally did start reading I found it so compelling I read it in one sitting. The book was published in 1992 but reads like a book written in the golden age of Science Fiction. This should come as no surprise because author, Frederik Pohl, was born in 1919. If you like Heinlein, Zelazny, Niven and Pournelle you will probably enjoy this book.If I liked it so much w [...]

    3. Penmanship is great, but essence is lacking. I do not buy whole setup of this story and therefore it is just ok.

    4. Another book by Fredrich Pohl, one of my favorite writer's of all time. Takes place in the future and of course the earth has become overpopulated so they start creating underground cities under Mar's surface. Turns out most of the poor people are the unfortunate ones to be sent there The goal of the people is to eventually create an atmosphere for mars. They have to string comets and asteroids out of the Oort cloud and send them flying at the perfect angle towards mars surface. Theory is that t [...]

    5. A story of Mars versus Earth, told from the perspective of an innocent and often naive Martian-born human. The use of someone not wise to Earthly ways provides a decent outside-looking-in perspective that we don't often get of the entire world as a whole. The book is, as a whole, more like a coming-of-age story, as the young man puts his world views to the test.

    6. A preachy book about a Mars-raised human facing space-training on Earth. Pohl can get very tiresome with sermonizing, as he does here, but even so he's good enough to be entertaining. Not his best work but pretty good anyway. Recommended. B

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