Core by Paul Preuss
A Novel

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Armed with his father's discovery of a superhard crystal, Leidy Hunter teams up with fiercely independent scientist Marta McDougal to develop a machine to bore through the earth's crust to its core. 20,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
 

About Paul Preuss

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Paul Preuss is the author of 13 novels, including Secret Passages and the near-future thrillers Core and Starfire. His non-fiction has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Besides writing, he has been a science consultant for several film companies.
 
Published August 1, 1993 by William Morrow & Co. 350 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Maybe-here-and-now yarn about a project to drill a hole down to the Earth's core in order to study the source of the planet's magnetic field, which is breaking down and wobbling about and threatening to cause all sorts of disasters.

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Despite the tantalizing premise and some brisk, exciting passages, the narrative falls flat, defeated by tediously detailed scientific and technical explanations, the protagonist's cliche-ridden family history, digressive character development and a ludicrous, melodramatic climax that diverges fr...

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