Leviathans of Jupiter
Leviathans of Jupiter
Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765317889, 480pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
In Ben Bova's novel JUPITER, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter's hostile planetwide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call the planet their home. Unprepared for the hostile environment and crushing pressures, Grant's team faced certain death as their ship malfunctioned and slowly sank to the planet's depths. However one of Jupiter's native creatures--a city-sized leviathan--saved the doomed ship. This creature's act convinced Grant that the huge creatures were intelligent, but he lacked scientific proof.
Now, several years later, Grant prepares a new expedition to prove once and for all that the huge creatures are intelligent. The new team faces dangers from both the hostile environment and from humans who will do anything to make sure the mission is a failure, even if it means murdering the entire crew. One of Library Journal's Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011
Ben Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and in 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature." He is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni. As an editor, he won science fiction’s Hugo Award six times. Dr. Bova’s writings have predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more. He lives in Florida.
"Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction."--Daily News (Los Angeles)
A successful book of science fiction begets a sequel from author Ben Bova. Leviathans of Jupiter follows physicist Grant Archer's return to the hostile, planet-wide ocean on Jupiter, which he discovered in Bova's earlier novel titled after the solar system's largest planet. The character seeks to learn more about the creatures he discovered on his first visit. More at NPR.org
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