Leviathans of Jupiter

Ben Bova

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02-01-11

15hrs 18min

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02-01-11

15hrs 18min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“Pure entertainment…If you love speculative science fiction, you’ll enjoy this one [to] no end: musing on the nature of life, the possibilities of space travel, and the both retrograde and expansive elements of human nature.” NPR.org

 A Library Journal Best Book of 2011 for Science Fiction/Fantasy

What secrets lurk in the depths of Jupiter’s oceans?

In Ben Bova’s novel Jupiter, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter’s planet-wide 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 they were intelligent, but he lacked scientific proof. Now, several years later, Grant prepares a new expedition to prove it once and for all. 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.

Praise

“Pure entertainment…If you love speculative science fiction, you’ll enjoy this one [to] no end: musing on the nature of life, the possibilities of space travel, and the both retrograde and expansive elements of human nature.” NPR.org

“Multiple Hugo winner Bova’s eighteenth Grand Tour novel is a quick-paced space adventure.” Publishers Weekly

“Fully realized characters and a fast-action plot…Bova’s fans and hard SF lovers should flock to his latest novel.” Library Journal

“Will keep readers turning pages, particularly if they are aficionados of hard-science SF—of which this is a stellar example and Bova one of the major creators.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Jan 31, 2011
Release Date February 1, 2011
Number in Series 13
Series Display String The Grand Tour Series
Release Date Machine 1296518400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Space Opera, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Ben Bova

Ben Bova (1932–2020), American author of more than one hundred books of science fact and fiction, was awarded posthumously the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. His work earned six Hugo Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006. In his early career, he was a technical editor for Project Vanguard, the United States’s first effort to launch a satellite into space in 1958. He then was a science writer for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, which built the heat shields for the Apollo 11 module. He held the position of president emeritus of the National Space Society and served as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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 A Library Journal Best Book of 2011 for Science Fiction/Fantasy

What secrets lurk in the depths of Jupiter’s oceans?

In Ben Bova’s novel Jupiter, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter’s planet-wide 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 they were intelligent, but he lacked scientific proof. Now, several years later, Grant prepares a new expedition to prove it once and for all. 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.

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