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Titan

(2006)
(The tenth book in the Ben Bova's Grand Tour of the Universe series)
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Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Hugo Award-winning editor, author, scientist, and journalist, Ben Bova is a modern master of near-future science fiction and a passionate advocate of manned space exploration. For more than a decade, Bova has been chronicling humanity's struggles to colonize our solar system in a series of interconnected novels known as "The Grand Tour."

Now, with Titan, Ben Bova takes readers to one of the most intriguing destinations in near space: the extraordinary moon of Saturn which made international headlines last year when the Huygens probe sent back remarkable images of its strange landscapes.

2095. After long months of travel, the gigantic colony ship Goddard has at last made orbit around Saturn, carrying a population of more than of 10,000 dissidents, rebels, extremists, and visionaries seeking a new life. Among Goddard's missions is the study of Titan, which offers the tantalizing possibility that life may exist amid its windswept islands and chill black seas.

When the exploration vessel Titan Alpha mysteriously fails after reaching the moon's surface, long buried tensions surface among the colonists. Eduoard Urbain, the mission's chief scientist, is wracked with anxiety and despair as he sees his life's work unravel. Malcolm Eberly, Goddard's chief administrator, takes ruthless measures to hold onto power as a rash of suspicious incidents threaten to undermine his authority. Holly Lane, the colony's human-resources director, must confront the station's powerful leaders to protect the lives of its people. And retired astronaut Manuel Gaeta is forced to risk his life in a last, desperate attempt to salvage the lost probe.

Torn by intrigue, sabotage, and an awesome discovery that could threaten human space exploration, a handful of courageous men and women must fight for the survival of their colony, and for the destiny of the human race.

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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Titan (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7653-0413-9 / 978-0-7653-0413-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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February 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Titan
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-340-82396-8 / 978-0-340-82396-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

March 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Titan (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7653-4315-0 / 978-0-7653-4315-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Titan
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-340-82397-6 / 978-0-340-82397-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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June 2006 : Paperback

Title: Titan
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 9780340823 / 978-9780340827
Publisher: Hodder Paperback
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: Titan: Planet Novel 5
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-59397-858-8 / 978-1-59397-858-7 (USA edition)
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February 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Titan (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-59397-502-3 / 978-1-59397-502-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Titan: A Tale of Cataclysmic Discovery
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2006 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Titan
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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February 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Titan: A Tale of Cataclysmic Discovery (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Tor Books
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