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Mercury Audiobook

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Written by Ben Bova

Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

Published on May 1, 2005

Audio is 1713 hours and 20 minutes

About Mercury:

A tale of revenge and technological endeavor set on our solar system’s most desolate stage

Despite Mercury’s desolateness, there are still those who hope to find diamonds in the rough. Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury’s position will make it an ideal orbit point for satellites that could someday create enough power to propel starships into deep space. He hires Dante Alexios to bring his dreams to life. Astrobiologist Victor Molina thinks the water at Mercury’s poles may harbor evidence of life, and hopes to achieve fame and glory by proving it. Bishop Elliot Danvers has been sent by the religious sect, “The New Morality,” to keep close tabs on their endeavors, which threaten to produce results that contradict biblical teachings.

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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.

Arte Johnson is a popular comedic actor who began his television career in the 1950’s. He is best known for his work on the television series Laugh-In, for which he received an Emmy. His audiobook performances include Ben Bova’s Mercury, Gabriel Brownstein’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning tale A Confederacy of Dunces. He has also appeared in a host of television shows, including It’s Always Jan, December Bride, The Danny Thomas Show, and Hennesey.

Moira Quirk co-narrated Ben Bova’s Mercury and has narrated other popular audio books such as Rosie Dunne and Shadow of the Giant, for which she received Audie Award nominations. She is a successful comedian and can be heard on Nickelodeon’s cartoon My Life as a Teenage Robot as well as in The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, The Wild Thornberrys Feature, and Serendipity, among others. She has also lent her voice to several video games, including Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Haunting Ground.

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“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

“This audio version, as you expect from Macmillan Audio, is very good and when you listen to the narrators, it’s like being re-introduced to old acquanintances.” —SFCrowsnest.com

Mercury was published on May 1, 2005.

The Mercury Audiobook is 1713 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in Mercury

Mercury includes the following subjects: Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction. The BISAC Subject Code is Science Fiction, Space Exploration.

About the Author(s) of Mercury

The author of Mercury is Ben Bova. 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.

About the Narrator of Mercury Audiobook

The narrator for the Mercury Audiobook is Stefan Rudnicki.

Mercury Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1593977077. The ISBN-13 is 9781593977078.

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