This is another book you can download for free from the Baen Free Library. It's almost twenty years old, and has not aged well. (No, gents, that global warming thing you were making fun of has not gone away.) It's still an entertaining read if you are an old-school sci-fi fan and have been to enough conventions to catch the references. By "old school" I mean old enough to have been reading sci-fi when this book first came out, in 1992, before people would get all snotty with you if you said "sci-fi" instead of "SF." If not (get off my lawn!), you'll probably find it a rather tedious polemic with lots of in-jokes you won't get.
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