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saquestor

To the best of my recollection, this lost story takes place in the not too distant future and involves various corporations putting manufacturing habitats into earth orbit. The MC is a precocious child of a couple working for one of the corporations aboard one of these habitats.

Being a bright child, he invents (or is involved with inventing) some thing or process that makes a shit-ton of money. Said money allows him to buy intra-orbit space craft and increase his profits to the point of being able to buy a large chunk of the moon's surface.

Amongst all this he does something that pisses off governments or corporations and he is attacked, both on the habitat and on the surface of the moon. He retaliates with a kinetic bombardment of the offending country – IIRC, that was China.

Anyway... this is what I can remember of the tale – can anyone put a name and author to it? Thanks!

Replies:   ian181
TheKiiier
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This sounds like Island Mine by Refusenik but not completely as it only fits the China enemy, orbital bombardment and rich bits. It does not have anything directly involving corporations, parents in space or much of anything on the moon.

Maybe like me sometimes you recall several stories smudged into one but if not then I hope someone finds your story as I am now wanting to read it.

ian181

@saquestor

The first part sounds like a GMW story I read.Ijust had a quick look at her site and could not find it,it may be one of her stories for sale.

Replies:   saquestor
saquestor

@ian181

Ian181 - If the protagonist were a young woman... then more likely.

Just looked at both Amazon and GMW's BTFH and did not see any of her stories that fit.

Thanks for the idea though.

Wheezer

Faxon's Dipsomaniac Inventor has similar elements, but the protagonist is a bit older, and he drops kinetic weapon on Israel when they try to kidnap him.

sunseeker

ok this bugged me cause your description sounds so familiar so I had to take a loooong look,,,

try The First Extra Solar Generation by Howard Faxon

http://storiesonline.net/s/12122/the-first-extra-solar-generation-science-fiction-story

docholladay

this one might fit the theme.

http://www.sexstories.com/story/58677/
http://www.sexstories.com/profile795826/Kenneth%20Hammond

He has a few others that might also be close.

Replies:   saquestor
saquestor
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@docholladay - I get a 502 bad gateway error on both links.

saquestor
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@sunseeker - Although a great story, that's not the one. But thanks for bringing it back to my attention, I'll read it again soon.

saquestor

@docholladay

I worked my way to it manually, and no, that's not the one either. But I will go back and read it later. Thanks

Replies:   docholladay
xaivert.hogbody

Sounds like the April series by Mackey Chandler. Available on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited.

samuelmichaels

@xaivert.hogbody

Sounds like the April series by Mackey Chandler. Available on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited.


That's what I thought as well. A good series. Except rather than a boy, it's a group of teens (mostly, a trio, but a lot of others are involved as well).

Replies:   saquestor
saquestor

@xaivert.hogbody

Bingo! It's the entire April series - 9 books - I bought them for my kindle in early 2014.

Thanks so much for lending me your memories as mine seem to be on the fritz.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
saquestor

@samuelmichaels

Apparently the character I remembered is named Jeff. ;-)

Ernest Bywater

@saquestor

Thanks so much for lending me your memories as mine seem to be on the fritz.


Don't they all do that from time to time?

Replies:   saquestor
saquestor

@Ernest Bywater

In my younger working years my profession was a machinist in a heavy industry plant - we repaired stuff that broke. The machine shop was about 150' (50-ish meters) long by 40' (12-ish meters) wide. My tool locker was located near the middle of one side. Various machine tools were scattered around the edges with the big lathes in the middle. More than once I needed a tool from my locker and would walk from the machine tool I was using to my locker... and by the time I got there I could not remember what tool I needed. Often, no matter how long I stood at my tool locker in thought, I had to walk back to the work site to remember what I needed and then go get it.

So... CRS (Can't Remember Shit) has afflicted me for many decades. Sigh.

Replies:   limab  sejintenej
limab

@saquestor

I read an article a while ago about what I remember as "Janus Syndrome". To boil it down the brain does a reset when you walk through a doorway and that is why you can't remember what you came into the room for. To your brain, your locker was in a different "room". It drives me crazy at work in a restaurant(front area, prep area, coolers/freezers).

Replies:   StarFleet Carl
docholladay

@saquestor

not sure why those links didn't work for you. I use his page there as a rule then the story links.

sejintenej

@saquestor

More than once I needed a tool from my locker and would walk from the machine tool I was using to my locker... and by the time I got there I could not remember what tool I needed. Often, no matter how long I stood at my tool locker in thought, I had to walk back to the work site to remember what I needed and then go get it.

Wait until you are just a bit older! I had the same problem from the middle of the kitchen seven paces to the end.
It's got very slightly better recently - they say a dying man remembers all his lifetime experiences.

saquestor

Referring back to my original post... I specified a young man because Jeff is the actual inventor of the cold fusion device that creates the basis for the ensuing drama. April... well she appears to be the lightning rod that attracts all sorts of high energy evil. But... I'm only ~20% into the re-read of book 1.

Thanks again for the use of your recollections.

And @sejintenej... been there, done that too!

Replies:   samuelmichaels
samuelmichaels

@saquestor

Referring back to my original post... I specified a young man because Jeff is the actual inventor of the cold fusion device that creates the basis for the ensuing drama. April... well she appears to be the lightning rod that attracts all sorts of high energy evil. But... I'm only ~20% into the re-read of book 1.

True. Although, arguably, it's his mother's invention that started it all.

StarFleet Carl

@limab

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2015/01/22/yes-walking-through-a-doorway-really-does-make-you-forget-heres-why/#7d2d74f959c6

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