Breaking Strain (Venus Prime, Book 1) by Arthur C. Clarke, Paul Preuss

By Arthur C. Clarke, Paul Preuss

Venus leading is a sequence of six technology fiction novels written by means of Paul Preuss, in response to characters and destinations in Arthur C. Clarke's brief stories.

The tales contain Sparta, a stunning and mysterious lady with complex talents, the made from complex biotech engineering. however the reminiscence of the final 3 years is long past, and Sparta makes an attempt to get well her earlier, and retailer her future.

Volume 1 – Breaking pressure (based at the 1949 brief tale "Breaking Strain")

After her unexpected get away from a psychological establishment, an amnesiac who calls herself Sparta seeks out the origins of her strange talents. To this finish, she adopts the identification of Ellen Troy and turns into an inspector for the distance Guild.

On her first project as an Inspector, Sparta is shipped to Port Hesperus, the gap station orbiting Venus, to enquire the sabotage of the distance Queen, an previous freighter. whereas there, she encounters Blake Redfield, a tender old books specialist who may perhaps carry the foremost to her lacking memories.

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The alarming fact, and not the exact figures, was my object always. 2006 9:13:12 Silas Walter Adams, The Legalized Crime of Banking, ch 5 Chapter V Bankers Want Double Or Nothing Well, Josiah Stamp said that so long as a nation will let private corporations create money and control credit, one is foolish not to be a banker. Too, you have heard that there is no better way to learn than by doing. So let's you and I go into the banking business. I don't mean that we shall buy stocks in some bank. We are going to be top dogs or nothing - in this our makebelieve story.

My experience as chairman of the War Industries Board in World War One taught (me) that if 'inflation were to be prevented in a second war, a ceiling has to be imposed on all prices, wages, rents and profits at the very start of the emergency. ' The necessary over-all ceilings were not imposed for two years and then only after the inflationary race was on. " If price ceilings in war times, why not in peace times? Barney had his mind on what his dollar would not buy, and wanted to lay the whole blame on the price the seller charged.

Third, Commercial bank credit is convertible into bank deposits to the credit of borrowers from the banks, or sellers who sell to the banks investment obligations. ". S. Bonds, corporation stock, notes, mortgages, debentures, any investment obligation. When the Reserve authorities buy corporation stock, they give a cheque against no funds in payment for the stock, and the corporation deposits this cheque with its home bank. 2006 9:13:28 Silas Walter Adams, The Legalized Crime of Banking the Reserve Bank gives the member bank credit in its reserve fund the face of the cheque, dollar for dollar.

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