Jupiter is a boundless ocean, ten times wider than the entire planet Earth. Heated from below by the planet's seething core, it is the widest, deepest, most fearsome ocean in the solar system.
Idealistic young American scientist Grant Archer joins a clandestine expedition to this awesome new world. But Grant does not share the ideals of the scientists he accompanies: he has been planted on their expedition by the New Morality, a religious group that wants to ferret what the 'godless humanists' have discovered. His mission: to reassure the new religious leaders of Earth that Jupiter holds no intelligent life.
But unknown to the New Morality, Grant, though the son of a minister, is both a believer and a man who sees no reason why science and faith can not co-exist. He has come to the vast, planet-girdling ocean of Jupiter with an open mind, and he is about to tell his masters something that may shatter their conviction.
'The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world.' Ray Bradbury
The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world. - Ray Bradbury
Venus is an epic adventure, full of twists and turns and genuine surprises. It should easily be in the running for the highest awards. - Hartford Courant (Venus)
'A splendid book . . of his many books, Mars must be the most important.' Arthur C. Clarke
'Extraordinary . . . this kind of story is the reason science fiction exists in the first place.' Orson Scott Card
'The prophetic vision of one of the world's great masters of the genre of science fiction.' Books
Fun, thought-provoking, pacy and stylish . . . Gives a good read while turning your eyes to what might be in the not so distant future, just like Clarke and Asmov used to do so well. - SFX (Venus)
A tense and totally believable novel by an internationally acknowledged SF master. - Publishing News
'Plenty of excitement . . . an effective mix of science, politics and family struggle.' Kirkus Reviews
An award-winning editor, President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Ben Bova is also the author of more than ninety futuristic novels and non-fiction books. RETURN TO MARS, MARS, DEATH DREAM, BROTHERS and the two novels in the Moonbase saga - Moonrise and Moonwar - are the most recent. He and his wife live in Florida.