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Titan (The Grand Tour) Ben Bova 0765304139 9780765304131 Hugo Award-winning editor, author, scientist, and journalist, Ben Bova is a modern master of near-future science fiction and a passionate advocate of manned space exploration.nbsp; For more tha
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Titan (The Grand Tour) by Ben Bova

Hugo Award-winning editor, author, scientist, and journalist, Ben Bova is a modern master of near-future science fiction and a passionate advocate of manned space exploration.nbsp; For more than a decade, Bova has been chronicling humanitys struggles to colonize our solar system in a series of interconnected novels known as The Grand Tour. nbsp; Now, withTitan, Ben Bova takes readers to one of the most intriguing destinations in near space: the extraordinary moon of Saturn which made international headlines last year when the Huygens probe sent back remarkable images of its strange landscapes. nbsp; 2095. After long months of travel, the gigantic colony shipGoddardhas at last made orbit around Saturn, carrying a population of more than of 10,000 dissidents, rebels, extremists, and visionaries seeking a new life. AmongGoddardsmissions is the study of Titan, which offers the tantalizing possibility that life may exist amid its windswept islands and chill black seas. nbsp; When the exploration vesselTitan Alphamysteriously fails after reaching the moons surface, long buried tensions surface among the colonists. Eduoard Urbain, the missions chief scientist, is wracked with anxiety and despair as he sees his lifes work unravel. Malcolm Eberly,Goddardschief administrator, takes ruthless measures to hold onto power as a rash of suspicious incidents threaten to undermine his authority. Holly Lane, the colonys human-resources director, must confront the stations powerful leaders to protect the lives of its people. And retired astronaut Manuel Gaeta is forced to risk his life in a last, desperate attempt to salvage the lost probe. nbsp; Torn by intrigue, sabotage, and an awesome discovery that could threaten human space exploration, a handful of courageous men and women must fight for the survival of their colony, and for the destiny of the human race.

Author: Ben Bova

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 464

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: 2006-02-21

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ISBN: 0765304139


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