this is a great story Ben Bova has done a great job with it and the narrator Stefan Rudnicki does a fantastic job as always HOWEVER there are several ..Show More »
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This is the second book about Dan Randolph even if it was writte well before Powersat.
The earth is heading towards a greenhouse cliff, a sud..Show More »
This is a solid science fiction title set in a slightly dated near future. Ben Bova has written an interesting story about the first human expedition ..Show More »
I snagged this audiobook based on it's highly acclaimed reviews. However, after the first few minutes of the book, I felt like there was an invisible..Show More »
Middle of the pack. It was a fun continuation of the first book, Mars, but it ends kind of abruptly and there are some serious quality issues with the..Show More »
The series is like 1950's style space opera like those from Heinlein and Norton. The free use of profanity, in a vailed attempt to make it "adult" ma..Show More »
I was a bit surprised when I read this book. It was my first Ben Bova story and I was expecting something a little better. Right from the start, I fou..Show More »
I really enjoyed this book, great SF, i.e. the science is credible, but eerily futuristic and captivating, really makes you wonder... The story line i..Show More »
Where book one of this series (The Precipice)is a fairly entertaining space opera, The Rock Rats get uncomfortably close to soap opera. I generally p..Show More »
Book 3 of the series is just as exciting and well done as the first two books, (And maybe even better than the books that came after this one).
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I simply do not understand why an author forces me to spend time with people I have no reason to like. That's what every scene with the family was lik..Show More »
Saturn is a good follow-on to Jupiter. It seems unlikely that nuts would ever be in charge of Earth as Bova proposes, but at least they provide a good..Show More »
I'm quite sad that this novel isn't good as there are good ideas present within. The fact that I spent five bucks and wanted something worth my money ..Show More »
The voice talents were exceptional. I've heard them before reading other books and was impressed. However, this book was so awful, even they couldn'..Show More »
I've now read or listened to all of Dr. Bova's "Grand Tour" series and "Mercury" is second only to "Saturn" in my book. It has all the great themes an..Show More »
Being I was in the car and a captive audience, yes. I was very interested to see what Jamie Waterman would be doing in this book and how things would ..Show More »
Fun sci-fi read with family rivalries and loyalties that change as the read progresses. The penetration of Venus was believable and I hung on every wo..Show More »
Loved the book. So much of what he wrote about is right on target here, where I live. Religion rules the lives of many of these people here, most of..Show More »