This is one of the best books written by Ben Bova. There was a lot of action and the story was interesting and fast paced. The story was also able to make you think about some of the present day issues and how they may influence the future of the human race. Interesting and contemporary characters abound in this story.
As the Earth moves towards an impending apocalypse, only one man--the genetically perfect David Adams--holds a key to the future.
Colony is the story of once-proud cities of the Earth made humble by greed and revenge, of Stone Age cultures and advanced civilizations in space, of a cast of full-blooded, unforgettable characters from the remote corners of the globe and beyond...and David Adams, the first genetically perfect "test tube" human being, whose very human nature is the final hope of a world in infinite danger!
One of the better 'worldship' political sagas. Bova at his best plotting the demise of both ends of the story!
Island One is a celestial utopia, and David Adams is its most perfect creation - a man with a brain as advanced as any computer and a body free of human frailties. But David is a prisoner -- a captive of the colony that created him -- destined to spend the days of his life in an island-sized cylinder that circles a doomed and desperate home planet. Thousands of miles below him, a world trembles; its people cringe in terror and despair in anticipation of an impending apocalypse. And as Earth's boundaries, fate has cast one extraordinary human in the role of savior. For David Adams has a plan -- one that will ultimately ensure the salvation of his species . . . or its annihilation.