- Series: Star Quest Trilogy (Book 2)
- Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Tor Science Fiction; Reprint edition (October 3, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765379538
- ISBN-13: 978-0765379535
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.2 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #579,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Bova proves himself equal to the task of showing how adversity can temper character in unforeseen ways." ―The New York Times
"Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction." ―Daily News (Los Angeles)
"[Bova's] excellence at combining hard science with believable characters and an attention-grabbing plot makes him one of the genre's most accessible and entertaining storytellers." ―Library Journal
About the Author
BEN BOVA is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, former editorial director of Omni, and a past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Titan and Tales of the Grand Tour. He lives in Florida.
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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.
This fits me perfectly. I have read Ben Bova books since the 80th. I've read all of his books (if I've missed one I'll try to get it and read it as well), and I love them all.
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