Ben Bova's Tour of the Solar System continues with this thrilling new novel
Titan Alpha has landed: the most complex man-made object to reach Saturn s largest moon. The ten thousand men and women of Habitat Goddard are once more at the frontier of science.
From their huge, artificial paradise hanging in orbit above Saturn, some of them dream of landing on Titan s surface. Others will do anything to prevent such a landing. And yet others have darker, secret plans.
But almost immediately, Titan Alpha goes silent. And minor, inexplicable faults start to affect Goddard. Is there a basic design flaw that could threaten the lives of everyone on board? Or has one of the many malcontents exiled to space decided to sabotage the probe or even the whole expedition?
The newest chapter in Ben Bova s epic of space exploration brings to vivid, awe-inspiring life a barren world of swirling smog, frozen methane seas - and perhaps even a new sentient life form.
Bova continues his tour of the solar system with this novel about titan, one of the moons of Saturn. Bova's near future extrapolation on man's expansion through our solar sustem is redolent of Arthur C Clarke's finest work, as well as that of Isaac Asimov and Gregory Benford. - The Bookseller
The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world. - Ray Bradbury
A masterful storyteller - Vector
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 Asimov used to do so well. - SFX on VENUS
A splendid book . . . of his many books, Mars must be the most important. - Arthur C. Clarke
Vivid, poetic and wonder-provoking. - Foundation on JUPITER