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VJ Books is now shipping signed 1st editions of Leviathans of Jupiter by Ben Bova.
In Ben Bova’s novel JUPITER, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter’s hostile planetwide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call the planet their home. Unprepared for the hostile environment and crushing pressures, Grant’s team faced certain death as their ship malfunctioned and slowly sank to the planet’s depths. However one of Jupiter’s native creatures—a city-sized leviathan—saved the doomed ship. This creature’s act convinced Grant that the huge creatures were intelligent, but he lacked scientific proof.
Now, several years later, Grant prepares a new expedition to prove once and for all that the huge creatures are intelligent. The new team faces dangers from both the hostile environment and from humans who will do anything to make sure the mission is a failure, even if it means murdering the entire crew.
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Ben Bova is the author of more than one hundred works of science fact and fiction, and has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age. He has worked with leading scientists in fields such as high-power lasers, artificial hearts, and plasma dynamics and in 2001 was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is also a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.
In his various writings, Bova has predicted solar power satellites (Powersat), the discovery of organic chemicals in interstellar space, virtual reality (Death Dream), human cloning, the discovery of life on Mars, stem cell therapy, the discovery of ice on the Moon (Moonwar), electronic book publishing and zero-gravity sex.
In Bova’s most recent novel Able One, a nuclear missile is launched by a rogue North Korean faction and explodes in space resulting in a shockwave that destroys the world’s satellites and throws global communication into chaos. The United States military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, show that two more missiles are sitting on the launch pad in North Korea, ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack, (more…)