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Saturn

(2003)
(The sixth book in the Ben Bova's Grand Tour of the Universe series)
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Second in size only to Jupiter, bigger than a thousand Earths but light enough to float in water, home of crushing gravity and delicate, seemingly impossible rings, it dazzles and attracts us:

SATURN

Earth groans under the thumb of fundamentalist political regimes. Crisis after crisis has given authoritarians the upper hand. Freedom and opportunity exist in space, for those with the nerve and skill to run the risks.

Now the governments of Earth are encouraging many of their most incorrigible dissidents to join a great ark on a one-way expedition, twice Jupiter's distance from the Sun, to Saturn, the ringed planet that baffled Galileo and has fascinated astronomers ever since.

But humans will be human, on Earth or in the heavens-so amidst the idealism permeating Space Habitat Goddard are many individuals with long-term schemes, each awaiting the tight moment. And hidden from them is the greatest secret of all, the real purpose of this expedition, known to only a few...

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Hardback Editions

June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saturn
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-312-87218-6 / 978-0-312-87218-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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February 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Saturn
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-340-76766-9 / 978-0-340-76766-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Saturn: A Novel of the Ringed Planet- And the Humans Who Explore It (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-8125-7942-9 / 978-0-8125-7942-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Saturn (Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-340-76767-7 / 978-0-340-76767-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

September 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Saturn: A Novel of the Ringed Planet
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Saturn: A Novel of the Ringed Planet
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saturn: A Novel of the Ringed Planet
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-59397-494-9 / 978-1-59397-494-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Saturn (Fantastic Audio)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-57453-551-X / 978-1-57453-551-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Literature
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Kindle Editions

July 2003 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Saturn (Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Saturn: A Novel of the Ringed Planet (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA