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Leviathans of Jupiter (Grand Tour Series #13)

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  • Posted December 24, 2010

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    Two decades ago physicist Grant Archer and his team encountered the Leviathans of Jupiter in the worldwide ocean (see Jupiter). When one of these beasts saved his life and that of his crew as their ship sank, he knew they had to be sentient. However, one anecdotal incident does not prove scientifically his assertion as true.

    Now as director a research station on Jupiter, Grant plans to prove his hypothesis that the city-sized oceanic leviathans are intelligent. His supportive crew includes biologist Deidre Ambrose; deep brain expert Andy Corvus; Dorn the cyber who fought in the Asteroid Wars; and engineering physicist Maxwell Yeager. Meanwhile International Astronomical Authority expert Katherine Westfall heads to Jupiter. Her mission is to shut down Archer and his team by concealing her motive behind finances.

    Fascinatingly, the leviathans easily steal the show as Ben Bova brilliantly gets inside their head displaying their perceptions of reality. Comparative anthropology leaves the humans flat especially a forced romance that feels more like a requirement than a key subplot. Still fans of the Grand Tour will relish the entertaining Return to study the Leviathans of Jupiter.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    A good read on a vaction.

    Good old-fashioned science fiction. Finding non-human intelligent creatures. No mayhem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

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    Never been big on Bova but found this fun.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Leviathans Of Jupiter

    The book opens with George Ambrose (from the ¿Asteroid Wars¿ series) and his Daughter Deirdra waiting for a ship to take her to Jupiter where she is to work and studies to earn a full scholarship to a university back on Earth. Deirdra had never been away from the Habitat in the Asteroids before but she looked forward to the trip and to her future.

    On the journey out she meet three men who be come best of friends, when she finds that she has been infected with a deadly disease, and is being forced to spy for an IAA representative Mrs. WestFall.

    WestFall wants to stop the exploration of the great ocean that lies at the core of Jupiter, where the Leviathans (First found in the Book ¿Jupiter¿). The question remains, are they intelligent or not.

    This is one of the funniest books that Ben Bova has written (The crime dose fit the punishment), lots of action, and new discoveries. As in all the books in the tour series you will meet new friends, old friends and children of old friends. Just one book out of the many, start at the beginning and read them all, to get a picture of Earth¿s future and human interaction both good and bad.

    AndyofPBMO

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