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The Resource Able One

Able One

Label
Able One
Title
Able One
Statement of responsibility
Ben Bova
Title variation
Able 1
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space, the resulting shock wave destroys most of the world's satellites and all global communication. U.S. military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, reveal two more missiles on launch pads in North Korea, ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack, the United States has only one possible defense: Able One.Able One, or ABL-1, is a modified 747 fitted with a high powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the laser's technology and the jet's crew are untested. What was originally a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes. Will Able One's experimental technology be enough to prevent World War III—especially when it becomes clear that a saboteur is on board?
Summary
When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space, the resulting shock wave destroys most of the world's satellites and all global communication. U.S. military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, reveal two more missiles on launch pads in North Korea, ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack, the United States has only one possible defense: Able One. Able One, or ABL-1, is a modified 747 fitted with a high powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the laser's technology and the jet's crew are untested. What was originally a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes. Will Able One's experimental technology be enough to prevent World War III--especially when it becomes clear that a saboteur is on board?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
PerformerNote
Read by Stefan Rudnicki
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Target audience
adult
Label
Able One
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:08bd64ff-8d9c-4dba-b961-cc1fc2a53176
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
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Isbn
9781481585835
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
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unknown
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not applicable
Label
Able One
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:08bd64ff-8d9c-4dba-b961-cc1fc2a53176
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781481585835
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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