Leviathans of Jupiter

Leviathans of Jupiter

Book - 2011
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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. One of Library Journal 's Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2011.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765317889
Branch Call Number: FIC Bova
Characteristics: 477 pages


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Feb 28, 2019

Bova treats the heroine as infantile and overly sexualized and the villain as maleficent and ...overly sexualized. All characters seemed fairly one-dimesional. He could have shaved the useless contrived romances and not delayed the more exciting sci-fi plots. As with almost all fiction, this is full of liberal ideation. Great read for an 11 year old boy.

lib2112678 Sep 30, 2015

Love what the cook did to the bad lady!

Ray R Labonte
Sep 08, 2013

- a good book.
- nice story line.
- easy to read.
- simple.

Oct 27, 2012

An easy read for sure. HIs style is consistent through the series and makes for a book you can't put down.

Mar 09, 2011

Leviathans of Jupiter ----
by Ben Bova c - 2011

An excellent read ----

It is hard to stop at one hundred pages and carry out what you have planned for the day. ---- one of the many great stories in this monster Series! You will wake up and want to read more.

Enjoy ----


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