Venus

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Tom Doherty Associates, 15 трав. 2001 р. - 384 стор.

The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in the solar system. The ground is hot enough to melt aluminum. The air pressure is so high it has crushed spacecraft landers as though they were tin cans. The sky is perpetually covered with clouds of sulfuric acid. The atmosphere is a choking mixture of carbon dioxide and poisonous gases.

This is where Van Humphries must go. Or die trying.

His older brother perished in the first attempt to land a man on Venus, years before, and his father had always hated Van for surviving when his brother died. Now his father is offering a ten billion dollar prize to the first person to land on Venus and return his oldest son's remains.

To everyone's surprise, Van takes up the offer. But what Van Humphries will find on Venus will change everything--our understanding of Venus, of global warming on Earth, and his knowledge of who he is.



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Not everyone's cup of tea...quite pulpy science fiction, but I've become a sucker for Bova's "Grand Tour" series, as I attempt to write a sermon-series on the planets and the mythology that surrounds their names. Читати огляд повністю

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Fun sci-fi read with family rivalries and loyalties that change as the read progresses. The penetration of Venus was believable and I hung on every word. I have worked for leaders like the captain of the space ship Lucifer--domineering and insecure. On to the next book in the series. Читати огляд повністю

Зміст

HELL CRATER
1
DATA BANK
10
SELENE CITY
13
WASHINGTON DC
21
GREATER LOS ANGELES
31
MAJORCA
39
LIFTOFF
48
DREAM
57
MUTTERINGS
205
BELOW THE CLOUDS
211
SPYING
219
OVERHEATlNG
225
MUTINY
235
DEATH
246
PUNISHMENT
253
CONFLICT
264

IN TRANSIT
59
COMPETITION
65
TRANSFER
72
VENUS ORBIT
82
RECONNAISSANCE
91
ENTRY
99
IN THE CLOUDS
107
OUTSIDE
116
DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
123
BUG FOOD
131
DEADLY DECISIONS
139
COLLAPSE
146
SINKING
152
CATASTROPHE
159
FALLING
167
LARS FUCHS
173
NIGHTMARE
180
DEATH SENTENSE
182
COMM TECH
188
WAVERIDER
196
SEARCHING
269
FANTASY
277
NODONS STORY
279
MAKING HEADWAY
283
NIGHTSlDE
288
CONTACT
295
REVELATIONS
304
SIMULATIONS
314
HECATE
322
ERUPTION
330
TIDAL WAVE
338
CAPTURED
344
RETRIEVED
350
THE ESCAPE POD
358
THE CYCLE OF DEATH
369
BACK IN THE CLOUDS
374
BEYOND DEATH
384
A NEW LIFE
393
SELENE CITY
400
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Ben Bova (1932-2020) was the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Transhuman, Orion, the Star Quest Trilogy, and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. His many honors include the Isaac Asimov Memorial Award in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature” in 2008.

Dr. Bova was 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. His writings predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more.

In addition to his literary achievements, Bova worked for Project Vanguard, America’s first artificial satellite program, and for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, the company that created the heat shields for Apollo 11, helping the NASA astronauts land on the moon. He also taught science fiction at Harvard University and at New York City’s Hayden Planetarium and worked with such filmmakers as George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry.

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