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Venus

Venus

The Grand Tour

Ben Bova

Tor Science Fiction

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Venus is a fast-paced adventure based on the latest real scientific discoveries—from Ben Bova, a master of science-based SF and author of Apes and Angels

The surface of Venus can melt aluminum, the air pressure can crush spacecraft landers like tin cans, and 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 died in the first attempt to land a man on Venus, years before. Now his father is offering a ten billion dollars to the first person to land on Venus and return his oldest son's remains.

Two teams race to land on Venus, retrieve the remains, and claim the prize.

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.

Venus

HELL CRATER
I was late and I knew it. The trouble is, you can't run on the moon.
The shuttle from the Nueva Venezuela space station had been delayed, some minor problem with the baggage being transferred...

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“I believe that by far the science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the science fiction world, and the world as a whole, is Ben Bova.”—Ray Bradbury -

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Ben Bova

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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