Humankind's greatest--and last--adventure!
Possible signs of organic life have been found on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. A group of visionaries led by NASA's Paula Benacerraf plan a daring one-way mission that will cost them everything. Taking nearly a decade, the billion-mile voyage includes a "slingshot" transit of Venus, a catastrophic solar storm, and a constant struggle to keep the ship and crew functioning. But it is on the icy surface of Titan itself that the true adventure begins. In the orange methane slush the astronauts will discover the secret of life's origins and reach for a human destiny beyond their wildest dreams.
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Stephen Baxter applied to become an astronaut in 1991. He didn't make it, but achieved the next best thing by becoming a science fiction writer, and his novels and short stories have been published and have won awards around the world. His science background is in maths and engineering. He is married and lives in Northumberland.Review:
"Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein succeeded . . . and now Stephen Baxter joins their exclusive ranks, writing science fiction in which the science is right. A sheer pleasure to read!"-- "New Scientist""A major new talent!"-- Arthur C. Clarke
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Book Description Harper Collins , 1997, Advanced Proof., 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; Science Fiction & Fantasy; Science Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 59445. Bookseller Inventory # 59445
Book Description Voyager, Great Britain, 1997. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. 2004: NASA's Cassini probe reaches Saturn - and the story of Titan begins. Titan is the epic saga of one woman's will to succeed and the triumph of a dream over bureaucracy and fear. Paula Benacerraf, grandmother and astronaut, is appointed to oversee the dismantling of the Shuttle fleet after another Challenger-type disaster. Instead, she listens to the oddball JPL scientist Rosenberg, who is determined to explore the ammonia-based life Cassini discovers on Titan. Using NASA's rusting Saturn rockets, mothballed Apollos and remaining Shuttles, frail humans are hurled, in the face of violent opposition from the military, to the edge of the Solar System. To the edge, also, of sanity. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0002246740. ISBN/EAN: 9780002246743. Inventory No: 10030298. The photo of this book is of the actual book for sale. Bookseller Inventory # 10030298
Book Description Harper Voyager 1997-11-03, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Bookseller Inventory # 9780002246743-21
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