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The Throne of Saturn A Novel of Space and Politics (1971)
The Throne of Saturn A Novel of Space and Politics - 1971 Author:Allen Drury "1. The satellite whirled around the globe, a tiny silver bubble lost in the sky's infinitude. With the perfect precision built into it by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena it photographed on every pass the changing features of the busy earth below. Nothing escaped it, as nothing escaped its many brothers from many lands, which also foll... more »owed, each in its own particular equatorial or polar orbit, the activities of the nations that launched them, and the activities of these nations' enemies. All were on guard; and on this day as on many other days the vigil was rewarded, secrets were discovered, warnings were conveyed to important people whose responsibilities and suspicions required them to keep an eye on one another.
"The calendar was pushing toward the eighties and on the earth and in the sky there was, as always, little peace and less goodwill, toward men who had conquered everything but man..."
Once again, Pulitzer prize-winning author Allen Drury has turned a keen, dissecting eye on contemporary American affairs, in this new novel filled with the drama, the suspense, the politics of America's race to put the first man on the planet Mars.« less