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Six-time Hugo Award-winning author, Ben Bova, brings political intrigue and revolt on an expedition to the once uninhabited giant planet: Saturn

Earth groans under the thumb of fundamentalist political regimes. Crisis after crisis has given authoritarians the upper hand. Freedom and opportunity exist in space, for those with the nerve and skill to run the risks.

Now the governments of Earth are encouraging many of their most incorrigible dissidents to join a great ark on a one-way expedition, twice Jupiter's distance from the Sun, to Saturn, the ringed planet that baffled Galileo and has fascinated astronomers ever since.

But humans will be human, on Earth or in the heavens--so amidst the idealism permeating Space Habitat Goddard are many individuals with long-term schemes, each awaiting the tight moment. And hidden from them is the greatest secret of all, the real purpose of this expedition, known to only a few....

Grand Tour Series
1. Mars
2. Empire Builders
3. Moonrise
4. Moonwar
5. Return to Mars
6. Venus
7. Jupiter
8. The Precipice
9. The Rock Rats
10. Saturn
11. The Silent War
12. Mercury
13. Powerstat
14. Titan
15. The Aftermath
16. Mars Life
17. The Return
18. Leviathans of Jupiter
19. Farside
20. New Earth

Publisher: New York : Tor, ©2004.
ISBN: 9780812579420
Characteristics: 469 pages ;,18 cm


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Aug 21, 2012

Ben Bova never dissappoints. Suspenseful journey to Saturn.

Aug 09, 2012

About three fourths of the way through the book, there's a moment where there's a slight possibility that the habitat holding all the characters might fall into Saturn, killing them all and ending the book. I was rooting for this to happen, and was sad when it didn't.
This book is completely plot-driven, and the plot kind of sucks. Somehow Bova manages to have a cast of dozens of characters without making any of them likeable. The political intrigue is shallow and implausible.

Apr 08, 2011

Saturn ----
by Ben Bova c - 2003 ----

A Good+ Read ----

If you have been reading the series (18 books; Saturn is # 11) Dr. Ben Bova has everyone involved in high science endavors and all the problems along with that life and existance.----
Hence The Dr. created Ten thousand new characters to go out and study Saturn ----

Saturn and it's Moons have just a few suprises in store for anyone whom happens along. ----

All happening while a new type of goverment is being created for the, Ten Thousand people living in the craft, that is on it's way to Saturn. ----

You'll enjoy this twist! ----

Enjoy! ----




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