Mercury : Grand Tour (Bova)

  • by Ben Bova
  • Narrated by Moira Quirk, Arte Johnson, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Series: Grand Tour (Bova)
  • 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Science-Fiction/Fantasy


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Mercury, a great tale

This book was brilliant, another great novel by the most excellent Ben Bova. I initially thought that this would be rather dull, but the author intermeshed the extreme environment of Mercury with a great story about an engineer who worked on a project that failed. I found this book very interesting, the technology totally believable and the story gripping at every stage. This was a story of revenge and its consequences. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to other readers.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2005
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio