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Venus

(2000)
(The fourth book in the Ben Bova's Grand Tour of the Universe series)
A novel by

 
 
The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in the solar system. The ground is hot enough to melt aluminum. The air pressure is so high it has crushed spacecraft landers as though they were tin cans. The sky is perpetually covered with clouds of sulfuric acid. The atmosphere is a choking mixture of carbon dioxide and poisonous gases.

This is where Van Humphries must go. Or die trying.

His older brother perished in the first attempt to land a man on Venus, years before, and his father had always hated Van for surviving when his brother died. Now his father is offering a ten billion dollar prize to the first person to land on Venus and return his oldest son's remains.

To everyone's surprise, Van takes up the offer. But what Van Humphries will find on Venus will change everything--our understanding of Venus, of global warming on Earth, and his knowledge of who he is.

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Used availability for Ben Bova's Venus

Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Venus
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4352-9568-4 / 978-1-4352-9568-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-05
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March 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Venus
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-312-87216-X / 978-0-312-87216-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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February 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Venus
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-340-72846-9 / 978-0-340-72846-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Venus (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-250-18668-4 / 978-1-250-18668-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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May 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: Venus
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-606-21501-8 / 978-0-606-21501-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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May 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Venus (Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-8125-7940-2 / 978-0-8125-7940-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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July 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Venus
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-340-72847-7 / 978-0-340-72847-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

August 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Venus (Grand Tour of the Universe series)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4417-7573-0 / 978-1-4417-7573-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Venus: The Grand Tour Series
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


February 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Venus: The Grand Tour Series
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Venus (Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4417-7571-4 / 978-1-4417-7571-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Venus (Grand Tour series)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4417-7572-2 / 978-1-4417-7572-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Venus (Grand Tour series)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4417-7574-9 / 978-1-4417-7574-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Venus
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-57453-475-0 / 978-1-57453-475-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Literature
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April 2000 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Venus
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7871-2528-8 / 978-0-7871-2528-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Venus
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Venus (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA