Have any sci-novels been written based on the ideas of Marshall T Savage, as detailed in his book "The Millennial Project"?
I find that the scifi novel series "Manifold: Time" by Stephen Baxter has some attributes of the "The Millennial Project" (WARNING SPOILERS).
"The Millennial Project" has 8 steps. And here is where "Manifold:Time" displays similarities and disimilarities:
- Foundation: A private firm is created for the purpose.
- Aquarius: Genetically-engineered cuttlefish are trained in an under-ocean lab to mine asteroids. (Maybe they could have sent monkeys but cuttlefish are easily adaptable to zero-gravity of asteroids).
- Bifrost: Instead of free-electron lasers, conventional (but modified) boosters are used.
- Asgard: Not mentioned.
- Elysium: Not mentioned.
- Solaria: Cuttlefish mine asteroids.
- Galactia: Mentioned briefly.