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The Ganymede Club Paperback – October 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Ganymede Club (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812544609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812544602
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,916,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Sheffield returns to the future of Cold as Ice, here using the aftermath of the solar system-wide Great War of 2067 as backdrop for a science-fiction mystery. Lola Belman is a haldane: she uses a mixture of computer technology and drugs to treat clients' psychological problems. She lives on, or rather in, the Jovian moon Ganymede with her precocious teenage brother, Spook, who is just beginning to make a name for himself on the cyberspace Puzzle Network. Spook soon meets another teenage Master of the Net (seen in Cold as Ice): Megachirops, or Bat, a fat, poorly socialized but brilliant hacker. The mystery at first concerns Lola's client Bryce Sonnenberg, who has memories of places he has never been and whose account of himself and his family differs markedly from what Lola finds in the census records. But more is involved, and soon not only Bryce but also Lola, Spook and Bat are in danger. The characters, generally interesting and likable, credibly use their various skills to save themselves and unravel level after level of secrets. Sheffield provides a rich and satisfying history, including time lines of human colonization of the solar system and the subsequent disputes leading up to the Great War, and his world-building always works with the plot, never overpowering it.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

As the human race struggles to recover from the Great War, a secret society based on Ganymede enacts its mysterious agenda of selective murder and galactic intrigue. Set in the same far future as Cold as Ice (Tor Bks., 1992), Sheffield's latest novel depicts a civilization cut off from its cultural underpinnings. Strong characters and solid scientific theory reinforce the staying power of this fast-paced sf thriller. Recommended for most sf collections.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Randy Stafford VINE VOICE on September 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
It's five years after the Great War that killed nine billion people in the Solar System, but violence hasn't ceased. It's just returned to the traditional forms of individual murder for profit and paranoia.
The targets in question are haldane Lola Belman, a therapist trained in the aracana of the mathematical underpinnings of the brain, psychotropic drugs, and medicine, and her patient who seems to be suffering a severe bout of false memories.
Unlike its prequel _Cold As Ice_, there are not a lot of neat scientific concepts here. The plot is not driven by scientific exploration and corporate and political intrigue but mostly by the suspense of the characters trying to figure out things the reader knows already, specifically who's trying to kill them and why. And those characters are generally a more interesting lot than those in the earlier novel. The only overlap in the cast is with the best character: the Bat, an obese and extremely private genius who delights in solving all sorts of puzzles from scheduling conflicts in the spaceship transportation network to murder. Here we see him twenty years earlier in his career.
Essentially, if you like a good, suspenseful science fiction tale with a bit of hard science, this novel is for you. Sheffield has created, in these books, a universe of adventure, discovery, and intrigue about 90 years in the future. Each stands alone, and the books can be read in any order.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By scrown on February 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
Both Ganymede Club and it's predecessor Cold as Ice, can be read independantly. I recommend both. What really sets Ganymede Club apart from the dirth of SciFi out there is Scheffield's use of classic suspense. The tricks he employs are usually only found in a James Patterson or Douglas Preston novel. Instead, this book captures the spirit of a real 'spine tingler' and wraps it up in a SciFi setting. Because of Scheffield's credentials as a scientist, he is able to pull this off in a fascinating bit of world building. Fun Read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1996
Format: Hardcover
The "Ganymede Club" is a sf mystery set in the same universe as
"Cold as Ice". However that novel was unremarkable, "Club" is
much better. It ports the best aspects of that universe and its
most endearing character (Bat). The novel is not original enought
to be great. The plot is the tried and true: "Psychiatrist learns
of plot while treating patient, and now must die." And there is the
surly, omnipotent Hacker--Bat to provide all the answers and save
the day. Sheffield is from the "hard" school of sf, so "Club" is
not space opera. He's also not a gritty writer--man has not fallen
to far in his fiction. Hence "Club" comes across as a slightly
risque Nancy Drew (since the main character is a woman)in Jovian
orbit. However, it is entertaining despite its predictability.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Emil L. Posey on March 13, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the better science fiction books I've read in a long time. It weaves alien symbiosis, Solar System-wide war, personality transference, and psychiatric sleuthing into a great whodunit. It's marred only by the unreasonable choice of setting it in the period A.D. 2040 to 2070. It took me half of the novel to put that in the back of my mind. A.D. 2340 would have been more appropriate. Other than that, it was an outstanding read. I don't think they come any better than Sheffield.
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By MarciaM on April 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
I found this book in my treasure trove of unread books on a saturday afternoon and decided to check it out. What a surprise to find myself completely engrossed in this book, to the point where I could not put it down. Edge of my seat reading, what a pleasure! How sad is it that the author , a man of many many accomplishments, passed away in 2002 of a brain tumor. This book has whetted my appetite for more of his works, and I am looking forward to dark as day and cold as ice
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