|By (author):||Bova, Ben|
|Series:||Star Quest Trilogy|
|Subject:||FICTION / Science Fiction / Alien Contact|
|FICTION / Science Fiction / General|
|FICTION / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction|
|FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera|
|Size:||6.75in x 4.13in x 1.09in|
|From The Publisher*|
Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova chronicles the saga of humankind's expansion beyond the solar system inApes and Angels, the second book of the Star Quest Trilogy which began withDeath Wave.
Humankind headed out to the stars not for conquest, nor exploration, nor even for curiosity. Humans went to the stars in a desperate crusade to save intelligent life wherever they found it.
A wave of death is spreading through the Milky Way galaxy, an expanding sphere of lethal gamma radiation that erupted from the galaxy's core twenty-eight thousand years ago and now is approaching Earth's vicinity at the speed of light. Every world it touched was wiped clean of all life. But it's possible to protect a planet from gamma radiation. Earth is safe.
Now, guided by the ancient intelligent machines called the Predecessors, men and women from Earth seek out those precious, rare worlds that harbor intelligent species, determined to save them from the doom that is hurtling toward them.
The crew of the Odysseus has arrived at Mithra Gamma, the third planet of the star Mithra, to protect the stone-age inhabitants from the Death Wave. But they'll also have to protect themselves.
The Star Quest Trilogy
"Bova proves himself equal to the task of showing how adversity can temper character in unforeseen ways." -The New York Times
"[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
|Biographical Note||BEN BOVA is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor ofAnalog, former editorial director ofOmni, 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, includingTitan andTales of the Grand Tour. He lives in Florida.|