A “leading light of hard SF and space advocacy” (Booklist) turns his sights to the largest planet in our solar system
Grant Archer merely wanted to study astrophysics, to work quietly as an astronomer on the far side of the Moon. But the forces of the “New Morality,” the coalition of censoriuous do-gooders who run 21st century America, have other plans for him. To his distress, Grant is torn from his young bride and sent to a research station in orbit around Jupiter, charged with the task of spying on the scientists who work there. What they don’t know is that his loyalty to science may be greater than his loyalty to “The New Morality.” But that loyalty will be tested in a mission as dangerous as any ever undertaken . . .
Ben Bova (1932-2020) was the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Transhuman, Orion, the Star Quest Trilogy, and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. His many honors include the Isaac Asimov Memorial Award in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature” in 2008.
Dr. Bova was President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni. As an editor, he won science fiction’s Hugo Award six times. His writings predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more.
In addition to his literary achievements, Bova worked for Project Vanguard, America’s first artificial satellite program, and for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, the company that created the heat shields for Apollo 11, helping the NASA astronauts land on the moon. He also taught science fiction at Harvard University and at New York City’s Hayden Planetarium and worked with such filmmakers as George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry.
Christian Noble’s narration credits include several Ben Bova titles, including The Rock Rats, Jupiter, and Silent War. His film appearances include Human Desires, Sorceress II: The Temptress, The Killing Jar, and South Beach.
David Warner is a distinguished stage, film and television actor. He made a name for himself with his performance as the doomed King Henry VI in The Wars of the Roses, one of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s most celebrated shows to this day. In 1965, he became the most talked about Hamlet of his generation. His many films include Titanic, Straw Dogs, The Omen, Time After Time, Tron, Star Trek VI, Titanic and Planet of the Apes. In 1981, he won an Emmy for his supporting performance in Masada. He also has numerous voice-over credits in television, film, and audiobooks. He has narrated works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Ben Bova, and Edgar Allan Poe.
“[David Warner] turns it into a work of art which is worth listening to for this reason alone…David Warner gives ‘Jupiter’ an extra dimension.” —SFCrowsnest.com
“With Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein gone, Bova, author of more than 70 books, is one of the last deans of traditional science fiction. And he hasn’t lost his touch.” —Kansas City Star on Venus
“Recalls the work of Heinlein in his Destination Moon mode, or Hal Clement in any number of stories: a day-after-tomorrow tale crafted with near-journalistic purity…It’s a difficult, demanding mode to pursue, and not many choose to nowadays. But Bova does it magnificently.” —Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com
Jupiter was published on May 1, 2005.The Jupiter Audiobook is 2091 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Jupiter includes the following subjects: Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction. The BISAC Subject Code is Science Fiction, Space Exploration.
The author of Jupiter is Ben Bova.
The narrator for the Jupiter Audiobook is Christian Noble.