Titan: A Tale of Cataclysmic Discovery

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Tom Doherty Associates, 21 feb. 2006 - 464 páginas
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Hugo Award-winning editor, author, scientist, and journalist, Ben Bova is a modern master of near-future science fiction and a passionate advocate of manned space exploration. For more than a decade, Bova has been chronicling humanity's struggles to colonize our solar system in a series of interconnected novels known as "The Grand Tour."

Now, with Titan, Ben Bova takes readers to one of the most intriguing destinations in near space: the extraordinary moon of Saturn which made international headlines last year when the Huygens probe sent back remarkable images of its strange landscapes.

2095. After long months of travel, the gigantic colony ship Goddard has at last made orbit around Saturn, carrying a population of more than of 10,000 dissidents, rebels, extremists, and visionaries seeking a new life. Among Goddard's missions is the study of Titan, which offers the tantalizing possibility that life may exist amid its windswept islands and chill black seas.

When the exploration vessel Titan Alpha mysteriously fails after reaching the moon's surface, long buried tensions surface among the colonists. Eduoard Urbain, the mission's chief scientist, is wracked with anxiety and despair as he sees his life's work unravel. Malcolm Eberly, Goddard's chief administrator, takes ruthless measures to hold onto power as a rash of suspicious incidents threaten to undermine his authority. Holly Lane, the colony's human-resources director, must confront the station's powerful leaders to protect the lives of its people. And retired astronaut Manuel Gaeta is forced to risk his life in a last, desperate attempt to salvage the lost probe.

Torn by intrigue, sabotage, and an awesome discovery that could threaten human space exploration, a handful of courageous men and women must fight for the survival of their colony, and for the destiny of the human race.


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The story of 10K humans exiled to a habitat around Jupiter. It's spiced with some scientific exploration and a crazy politician (aren't they all? ) a fairly complex novel with many story lines, it held my interest despite its length. Where is the next Bova sci-fi? Leer reseña completa

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I love Ben Bova books. Yes, they assume a lot, and with any good science fiction book you have to suspend your beliefs and/or realities to really enjoy them, but I have no problem with that whatsoever ... Leer reseña completa

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20 MARCH 2096 SIMULATIONS LABORATORY
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20 MARCH 2096 EVENING
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21 MARCH 2096 MIDNIGHT
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21 MARCH 2096 EARLY MORNING
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21 MARCH 2096 MIDMORNING
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21 MARCH 2096 EVENING
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PROFESSOR WILMOTS ORAL DIARY
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29 MARCH 2096 EBERLYS OFFICE
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25 DECEMBER 2095 CHRISTMAS DlNNER
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TIMOSHENKOS MESSAGE
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26 DECEMBER 2095 MORNING
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27 DECEMBER 2095 AFTERNOON
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27 DECEMBER 2095 EVENING
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28 DECEMBER 2095 BREAKFAST
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28 DECEMBER 2095 NANOLAB
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28 DECEMBER 2095 STORAGE BUILDING
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28 DECEMBER 2095 URBAINS OFFICE
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28 DECEMBER 2095 NIGHTFALL
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29 DECEMBER 2095 TITAN ALPHA
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PROFESSOR WlLMOTS ORAL DIARY
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31 DECEMBER 2095 MORNING
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THE ICE MOUNTAIN
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31 DECEMBER 2095 NOON
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NEW YEARS EVE
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THE ICE LAKE
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2 JANUARY 2096 MORNING
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5 JANUARY 2096 AFTERNOON
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TITAN ALPHA
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7 JANUARY 2096 EVENING
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8 JANUARY 2096 MORNING
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8 JANUARY 2096 NOON
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8 JANUARY 2096 AFTERNOON
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8 JANUARY 2096 EVENING
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TITAN ALPHA
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9 JANUARY 2096 MORNING
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9 JANUARY 2096 EVENING
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10 JANUARY 2096 MIDNIGHT
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16 JANUARY 2096 REGISTRATION DAY
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31 JANUARY 2096 MORNING
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16 FEBRUARY 2096 THE SOLAR MIRRORS
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TITAN ALPHA
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16 FEBRUARY 2096 EVENING
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17 FEBRUARY 2096 FITNESS CENTER
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17 FEBRUARY 2096 CAMPAIGN SPEECH
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18 FEBRUARY 2096 MORNING
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18 FEBRUARY 2096 AFTERNOON
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19 FEBRUARY 2096 MIDNIGHT
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TITAN ALPHA
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12 APRIL 2096 MORNING
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12 APRIL 2096 LAUNCH
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12 APRlL 2096 THE FlRST DEBATE
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12 APRIL 2096 INTO THE RING
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12 APRIL 2096 ENCOUNTER
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12 APRIL 2096 RINGSIDE PICKUP
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12 APRIL 2096 PANCHOS RIDE
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12 APRIL 2096 RETURN
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13 APRlL 2096 THE MORNING AFTER
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13 APRIL 2096 URBAINS OFFlCE
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14 APRIL 2096 MORNING
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16 APRIL 2096 LATE AFTERNOON
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16 APRIL 2098 EVENING
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17 APRIL 2096 MORNING
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PROFESSOR WILMOTS ORAL DIARY
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1 MAY 2096 THE SECOND DEBATE
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2 MAY 2096 NANOLAB
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4 MAY 2096 MIDMORNING
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4 MAY 2096 EVENING
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4 MAY 2096 NIGHT
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20 MAY 2096 SIMULATIONS LABORATORY
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27 MAY 2096 MISSION PLANNING SESSION
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28 MAY 2096 DEPARTURE
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28 MAY 2096 TITAN ORBIT
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28 MAY 2096 TITAN ENTRY
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28 MAY 2096 FREE FALL
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28 MAY 2096 TITAN LANDING
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28 MAY 2096 INTERFACE
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28 MAY 2096 CONTACT
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28 MAY 2096 DIALOGUE
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28 MAY 2096 MISSION CONTROL CENTER
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28 MAY 2096 TURMOIL
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28 MAY 2096 ACTIONS
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28 MAY 2096 DEATH
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28 MAY 2096 REBIRTH
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30 MAY 2096 INFIRMARY
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30 MAY 2096 THE THIRD DEBATE
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PROFESSOR WILMOTS ORAL DlARY
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20 JUNE 2096 MORNING
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A six-time winner of science fiction's Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni, and a past president of the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America, Ben Bova is the author of over a hundred works of science fact and fiction. He lives in Florida.

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