Mercury: Planet Novel 4

Mercury: Planet Novel 4

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The planet closest to our Sun, Mercury is a rocky, barren, heat-scorched world. But there are those who hope to find wealth in its desolation. Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury's position makes it an ideal place to generate power to propel starships into deep space. Astrobiologist Victor Molina thinks the water at Mercury's poles may harbor evidence of life. Bishop Elliot Danvers has been sent by the Earth-based "New Morality" to keep close tabs on Molina. But all three of these men are blissfully unaware of their shared history, and of how it connects to the collapse of Mance Bracknell's geosynchronous space elevator a generation ago. Now they're about to find out, because Mance is determined to have his revenge...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 325 pages
  • 106.7 x 167.6 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765343142
  • 9780765343147
  • 462,253

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"A guaranteed crowd-pleaser!" "A guaranteed crowd-pleaser!" --Booklist on Mercury"Recalls the work of Heinlein in his Destination Moon mode, or Hal Clement in any number of stories: a day-after-tomorrow tale crafted with near-journalistic purity...It's a difficult, demanding mode to pursue, and not many choose to nowadays. But Bova does it magnificently." --Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com, on Jupiter"With Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein gone, Bova, author of more than 70 books, is one of the last deans of traditional science fiction. And he hasn't lost his touch. Venus scorches." --Kansas City Star on Venus"Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction." --Los Angeles Daily News A guaranteed crowd-pleaser! "Booklist on Mercury" Recalls the work of Heinlein in his "Destination Moon" mode, or Hal Clement in any number of stories: a day-after-tomorrow tale crafted with near-journalistic purity It's a difficult, demanding mode to pursue, and not many choose to nowadays. But Bova does it magnificently. "Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com, on Jupiter" With Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein gone, Bova, author of more than 70 books, is one of the last deans of traditional science fiction. And he hasn't lost his touch. "Venus" scorches. "Kansas City Star on Venus""" Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction. "Los Angeles Daily News"" "A guaranteed crowd-pleaser!" --"Booklist" on "Mercury""Recalls the work of Heinlein in his "Destination Moon" mode, or Hal Clement in any number of stories: a day-after-tomorrow tale crafted with near-journalistic purity It's a difficult, demanding mode to pursue, and not many choose to nowadays. But Bova does it magnificently." --Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com, on "Jupiter""With Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein gone, Bova, author of more than 70 books, is one of the last deans of traditional science fiction. And he hasn't lost his touch. "Venus" scorches." --"Kansas City"" Star" on "Venus""Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction." --"Los Angeles Daily News" on "The Precipice" " A guaranteed crowd-pleaser!" --"Booklist" on "Mercury" " Recalls the work of Heinlein in his "Destination Moon" mode, or Hal Clement in any number of stories: a day-after-tomorrow tale crafted with near-journalistic purity... It's a difficult, demanding mode to pursue, and not many choose to nowadays. But Bova does it magnificently." --Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com, on "Jupiter" " With Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein gone, Bova, author of more than 70 books, is one of the last deans of traditional science fiction. And he hasn't lost his touch. "Venus" scorches." --"Kansas City"" Star" on "Venus" " Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction." --"Los Angeles Daily News" on "The Precipice" "A guaranteed crowd-pleaser!" --"Booklist on "Mercury "Recalls the work of Heinlein in his "Destination Moon mode, or Hal Clement in any number of stories: a day-after-tomorrow tale crafted with near-journalistic purity...It's a difficult, demanding mode to pursue, and not many choose to nowadays. But Bova does it magnificently." --Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com, on "Jupiter "With Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein gone, Bova, author of more than 70 books, is one of the last deans of traditional science fiction. And he hasn't lost his touch. "Venus scorches." --"Kansas City" Star on "Venus "Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction." --"Los Angeles Daily News on "The Precipiceshow more

About Ben Bova

Ben Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Leviathans of Jupiter 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.show more

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889 ratings
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5 18% (158)
4 41% (368)
3 34% (303)
2 6% (49)
1 1% (11)
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