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I first read this in June 2000 and most recently in April 2001
This is the sequel to "Firestar" and it's a very good sequel indeed.
All her life, Mariesa van Huyten has been terrified about the arrival
of another dinosaur-killer asteroid. She knows that one day such an
asteroid will come and destroy all human life on Earth, and that
currently no human technology exists to defend against such an event.
She's dedicated her life and the vast resources of her corporate empire
to the encouraging and developing the appropriate technologies.
Of course, if you've read "Firestar" (which you must), then you'll know
all this, so let's move onto "Rogue Star":
Mariesa, now in her forties, continues the implementation of her grand
plan. Mariesa's struggles with political machinations and tough
moral choices. Styx pursues her personal vendetta against Mariesa .
Forrest leads the crew on the FarSight trip to the asteroid, and what
he finds there is very surprising indeed.
The same characters plus a few new ones continue to play their unwitting
This is not quite as good "Firestar", but who cares? I just
wanted to know what happened next after Firestar. Don't even think of
reading this book until you have read Firestar.
What's it got? SSTO, space-stations and finally a hint of aliens!
Loaded on the 16th May 2001.