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The Powers of the Earth

(2017)
(The first book in the Aristillus series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Book
Winner of the 2018 Promethus Award for Best Novel

Earth in 2064 is politically corrupt and in economic decline. The Long Depression has dragged on for 56 years, and the Bureau of Sustainable Research is hard at work making sure no new technologies disrupt the planned economy. Ten years ago, a band of malcontents, dreamers, and libertarian radicals bolted privately developed antigravity drives onto rusty seagoing cargo ships, loaded them to the gills with 20th-century tunnel-boring machines and earthmoving equipment, and set sail - for the moon.

There, they built their retreat. A lunar underground border town fit to rival Ayn Rand's "Galt's Gulch", with American capitalists, Mexican hydroponic farmers, and Vietnamese space-suit mechanics - this is the city of Aristillus.

There's a problem, though: The economic decline of Earth under a command-and-control economy is causing trouble for the political powers-that-be in Washington, DC, and elsewhere. To shore up their positions, they need to slap down the lunar expats and seize the gold they've been mining. The conflicts start small but rapidly escalate.

The Powers of the Earth includes zero-gravity gun fights in rusted oceangoing ships flying through space, containers full of bulldozers hurtling through the vacuum, nuclear explosions, armies of tele-operated combat UAVs, guerrilla fighting in urban environments, an astoundingly visual climax...and really, really big guns.



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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Powers of the Earth: Aristillus, Book 1
Author(s): Travis J I Corcoran
Publisher: Podium Publishing
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Powers of the Earth: Aristillus, Book 1
Author(s): Travis J I Corcoran
Publisher: Podium Publishing
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Powers of the Earth: Aristillus, Book 1
Author(s): Travis J I Corcoran
Publisher: Podium Publishing
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Powers of the Earth: Aristillus, Book 1
Author(s): Travis J I Corcoran
Publisher: Podium Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Powers of the Earth (Aristillus Book 1)
Author(s): Travis J I Corcoran
Publisher: MorlockPublishing.com
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