- File Size: 1031 KB
- Print Length: 416 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (November 22, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 22, 2016
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01F20E77E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #753,574 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia and received his doctorate in education from California Coast University in 1996. The author of over 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has also been a radio commentator, editor, lecturer, and aerospace industry executive. His articles, opinion pieces, and reviews have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His work has earned six Hugo Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006.
Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a career spanning over six decades. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen's birthday honors for services to drama.
Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile's Golden Voices in 2012.
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A wave of gamma radiation is spreading through the Milky Way galaxy, destroying life and planets as it goes. Earth has taken precautions to ensure its safety, but other planets with life are still in danger.
An expedition from Earth is presently on its way to the Mirtha system. Guided by the ancient Predecessors, this expedition's purpose is to protect these beings from the approaching death wave. Led by anthropologist Brad McDaniels and the crew of the Odysseus, these men and women soon discover that two planets, Gamma and Alpha, contain life. Now, Brad, his wife Felicia, and other members of the crew must decide how to protect these beings.
As the story builds, Brad discovers that the beings living on Gamma are extremely primitive, and to make matters worse, "monsters", six-legged cats from the nearby planet Beta are traveling between the planets. Their sole purpose is to destroy the beings on Gamma. Brad must think of a way to protect the Gammans from both the death ray as well as the cats from Beta. During the course of the story, the crew of Odysseus will face many challenges. Will they be able to help the Gammans before it's too late?
I'm a big fan of Ben Bova's novels, and "Apes and Angels" is an exciting story filled with well-developed characters and an interesting plot. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. Highly recommended.
In this book a group of scientists take a 200 light year trip to the Mithra star system, with a red dwarf sun and three planets with very different biologies. Their mission is to install shields (based on alien machine intelligence technologies) to protect the sentient but primitive life forms from an approaching death wave of gamma radiation.
This is a rare science fiction book that shows what it would be like to go to a planet in another star system and make first contact with a primitive culture. With its short compact chapters and action, the book really hums along and keeps you turning the pages late into the night. Ben's writing just gets better and better with every book.
There is action and adventure, a love story, science, and tentacles! The aliens are very different from humans, and are very imaginatively drawn.