Jupiter

A Novel

The Grand Tour

Ben Bova

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Grant Archer only wanted to study astrophysics. But the forces of the "New Morality," the coalition of censorious do-gooders who run 21st-century America, have other plans for him.

To his distress, Grant is torn from his young bride and sent to a research station in orbit around Jupiter, to spy on the scientists who work there. Their work may lead to the discovery of higher life forms in the Jovian system-with implications the New Morality doesn't like at all.

What Grant's would-be controllers don't know is that his loyalty to science may be greater than his desire for a quiet life. But that loyalty will be tested in a mission as dangerous as any ever undertaken-a mission to the middle reaches of Jupiter's endless atmosphere, a place where hydrogen flows as a liquid, and cyclones larger than planets rage for centuries at a time.

What lurks there is more than anyone has counted on...and stranger than anyone could possibly have imagined.

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GRANT ARMSTRONG ARCHER III
 
 
Despite being born into one of the oldest families in Oregon, Grant Archer grew up in an environment that was far from affluent. His earliest memories were of watching his mother rummaging through piles of hand-me-down clothes at the Goodwill ship, looking for sweaters and gym shoes that weren’t too shabby to wear to school.
His father was a Methodist minister in the little suburb of Salem where Grant grew up, respected as a man of the cloth but not taken too seriously in the community because he was, in the words of one of the golf club widows,

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Ben Bova's science fiction novel Jupiter, narrated by Christian Noble and David Warner, with an introduction by Harlan Ellison. A "leading light of hard SF and space advocacy" (Booklist) turns his sights to the largest planet in our solar system in this Grand Tour novel.

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Ben Bova

Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, former editorial director of Omni, and past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction. He lives in Florida.

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Jupiter
A Novel
Ben Bova

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2001
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429924382
ISBN10: 1429924381
384 pages
$7.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Audio
May 2005
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593974893
ISBN10: 1593974892
Audio Run Time: 12:00
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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
February 2002
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812579413
ISBN10: 0812579410
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 416 pages
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