Top Gun heads to outer area during this throwback to the vintage technology fiction of Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein.
Strapped in to synthetic wings spanning twenty-five toes throughout, your palms push a 10th of your bodyweight with every one pump as you propel your self at scary speeds in the course of the air. inside of a pressurized dome at the Moon, topic to one-sixth Earth’s gravity, there are swarms of chiseled, fearless, fantastically educated flyers throughout you, jostling for air house like peregrine falcons racing for the prize. This was once the game of piloting, and after Helium-3, piloting used to be one of many first issues that entered anyone’s brain whilst Borealis used to be mentioned.
It was once Helium-3 that powered humanity’s far-flung civilization enlargement, feeding fusion reactors from the Alliances on the earth to the Terran Ring, Mars, the Jovian colonies, and the entire manner out to far-off Titan. the provision, taken from the outside of the Moon, had as soon as appeared never-ending. yet that was once some time past. Borealis, the glittering, fabulously wealthy urban stretched out around the lunar North Pole, had accrued centuries of incredible wealth harvesting it, and as such was once the 1st to achieve that its offers have been working out.
The far-off thoughts of the terrible planetwide devastation spawned by way of the petroleum wars weren't sufficient to quell the emerging strength and political crises. a brand new battle to rival no different seemed impending, however the sun system’s competing powers might become aware of whatever extra robust than Helium-3: the indomitable spirit of an Earth-born, war-weary mercenary and pilot extraordinaire.
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