Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter is a boundless ocean, ten times wider than the entire planet Earth. Heated from below by the planet's seething core, it is the widest, deepest, most fearsome ocean in the solar system. Idealistic young American scientist Grant Archer joins a clandestine expedition to this awesome new world. But Grant does not share the ideals of the scientists he accompanies: he has Jupiter is a boundless ocean, ten times wider than the entire planet Earth. Heated from below by the planet's seething ...

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Title:Jupiter
Author:Ben Bova
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Jupiter
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Jupiter Reviews

  • Cameron Scott
    May 20, 2017
    This is the first Ben Bova book I've read. Pulpy. Wanting more from the craft of banged out sentences and ideas. Nothing wrong with the writing or story, just so many times felt I was reading a paycheck. Anyone have any other suggestions for Bova's work? ...
  • Dan
    Jan 27, 2008
    One of the blessings/curses of working in a mall is the convenience of a nearby bookstore. The blessing is that I love books? perusing them, sampling them, browsing, and ultimately buying them. The only problem is that I?ve spent probably a decade buying books I never have time to ...
  • Johnny
    Sep 06, 2011
    Ben Bova?s planetary exploration series continues with Jupiter. Bova is so identified with ?hard? science-fiction that I remember being surprised that he would posit life on Mars in one of the earliest books in this space exploration series. Yet, I ended up fascinated with the wa...
  • MB (What she read)
    Mar 05, 2011
    For some reason, I prefer SF that includes alien contact, interesting new ecosystems, and the like. This was my first book by Bova, and I picked it up due to the mention of alien contact. After this one, I'm looking forward to the new book Leviathans of Jupiter and hope to learn more a...
  • Eric_W
    Nov 15, 2008
    As a rule, I am not an avid reader of science fiction, but every now and again I' run across a writer or work that tweaks my interest and I' start reading or listening to it. Jupiter is a great read. Astrophysicist Grant Archer has just married but has been assigned to the Jupiter spac...
  • Arthur
    Mar 09, 2009
    5/10 Leviathan was interesting creature... ...
  • Allyson
    Aug 29, 2010
    I wanted to read this for Bova's description of life in a space station (in this case, one orbiting Jupiter) but I have been totally sucked in by the plot. This is really starting to feel like a spy thriller in space. The characterizations are interesting too; in this version of the fu...
  • Derek
    Sep 14, 2009
    The weakest effort I have read from Mr. Bova. It was actually a struggle to finish. The "side" stories really slow the pace of the book down and since the "characters" in these little stories don't have a personality to speak of, it is difficult to care about them. They just interupt t...
  • Amoxy Mox
    Mar 10, 2017
    Loved the visualization of the Kin and the Darters in Jupiter's Ocean. Touching to see Grant and Leviathan willing to sacrifice for the savior of the other ...
  • AndrewP
    Apr 01, 2018
    I originally skipped over this book in the chronological order and thought I had missed something by what happened in 'The Silent War'. Turns out what I was looking for wasn't here either. That's one of the problems reading books in chronological order rather than publication order. Ho...
  • Benoit Lelièvre
    Oct 24, 2015
    This was awkwardly fun. It's tempting to compare JUPITER and Arthur C. Clarke's classic Space Odyssey novels, which are about the same planet, right off the bat, but Ben Bova here created a novel that's both self-aware of Clarke's masterpiece and that manages not to repeat anything it ...
  • Lefty
    Mar 23, 2018
    I really, thoroughly enjoyed this book. There is a conflict between church and science and so much future science fiction I read doesn't try to tackle the conflict, but I'm glad Bova does. The plot is interesting and the characters more layered than typical best sellers, which makes me...
  • Jerry Hart
    Oct 06, 2015
    Slow start but imaginative finale. ...
  • Phil Giunta
    Mar 18, 2011
    Jupiter is the second book I've read in Ben Bova's Grand Tour series. I started, appropriately, with 'Mercury' and enjoyed it. Jupiter was next on the list because I was curious as to its connection with an earlier Bova novel, 'As on A Darkling Plain', in which explorers dive into Jupi...
  • Bret Devies
    Apr 18, 2011
    I read this book on a whim. Having been looking for Larry Niven in the bookstore, I was first distracted by the cover. Our own solar system has always been interesting to me, and so I read the back. It simply felt vague, so I opened the book and read the short prologue. Suddenly, my op...
  • Angelica
    Jan 04, 2019
    This was my first Ben Bova novel, and while I found it engaging enough to finish, it never managed to charm, enlighten, or entertain. The novel starts with the protagonist Grant Archer, a devout scientist, sent to a space station orbiting Jupiter. He is shipped there ostensibly to spy ...
  • JP
    Jul 05, 2019
    After the first 8 books in The Grand Tour (Mars in particular), Jupiter feels a bit odd at the start. We're not building up to the eventual discovery of life--the fact that there's life on Jupiter is presented fait accompli in the first chapters. And not only life... intelligent life (...
  • Brian
    Dec 17, 2017
    There is quite a bit going on in the background of this planetary exploration novel. Unfortunately, being in the background, very little of it has anything to do with the plot. Much of the sci-fi technology on hand seems somewhat unnecessary as well. However, it is a decent enough stor...
  • Bruce McNair
    Dec 22, 2017
    Grant Archer has graduated as an astrophysicist and hopes to be assigned a post on the Farside of the Moon. However, the New Morality government of the USA has decided to send him to Jupiter as a spy in n the scientists there. But Grant becomes deeply involved with a team to the chagri...
  • Darren
    Jul 25, 2019
    TITLE: Jupiter AUTHOR: Ben Bova GENRE: Science Fiction PAGES: 432 For as long as I can remember, the planets of our solar system have always fascinated me. I think it started when man walked on the moon fifty years ago. Ever since then, I have looked up and wondered. With his ?Gr...
  • Clark Hallman
    Aug 23, 2012
    Jupiter, by Ben Bova, was first published in 2001, and is part of Bova?s Grand Tour series, which deals with the exploration and colonization of the solar system by humans in the late 21st century. Grant Archer, a young astrophysicist grad student, is forced to accept his mandatory p...
  • Kevin Black
    Oct 31, 2018
    Fascinating whipsawing between the author's disdain for (his caricature of) religion (or at least narrow-minded religion) and an allowance that respect for nature can be an OK form of religious awe. This narrative made the book grate on my nerves throughout, despite an otherwise good s...
  • Amy Day
    Feb 25, 2017
    Ben Bova gives us another exiting adventure of the Solar System. Jupiter is a book in the Grand Tour series. Be sure to check all the titles in this exciting series. ...
  • Brian Rodgers
    Apr 07, 2019
    I rally enjoyed this book as it is the perfect mix of social interactions and technology to keep my interest peaked throughout the finely woven suspense filled story. I feel I know exactly what the characters look like and who they are after reading this. I think I'll miss them, I felt...
  • Ahavah
    Oct 09, 2015
    This is my first novel by Ben Bova, although I'm sure I've read some writing books or anthologies edited by him. Still, it's my first exploration of his own fiction, and while I can certainly appreciate his skill with hard science (a leaning which I am admittedly not overly familiar wi...
  • Jonathan Snyder
    Mar 11, 2017
    Though some look at hard scifi with a bit of concern, I found Ben Bova's work here to be amazing and gripping. The characters and his approach to first contact was what I always pictured with all the ups and downs when it comes to anything you could encounter in real life. The characte...
  • Durval Menezes
    Feb 15, 2019
    I've been reading Bova for many years (I started in the late 1980s) and he's an excellent writer, with ups and downs like anyone else - but this is one of his best books, which unfortunately I'm only reading now. It talks about a lot of subjects that interest me, especially about th...
  • Paul Weiss
    Mar 25, 2019
    How would you react to the discovery of intelligent alien life? John Campbell, arguably the best known editor in the history of science fiction, once demanded of his writers, "Write me a story about an organism that thinks as well as a man, but not like a man." Probably the best kno...
  • Geoff Battle
    Jul 13, 2017
    Bova heads in to fresh territory with Jupiter and mankind's desperation to find to new intelligent life. There is a perfect balance between science fiction and engaging characterisations and relationships, each mutually beneficial to the story. The end result delivers a well built nove...
  • Ray Mellott
    Nov 09, 2018
    One of the interesting things about this book is that I think it draws parallels to our own current time and how dangerous things can happen if one or two groups of people gain power and control. The story takes place late in the 21st century and is filled with mystery , adventure , an...