SATURN, a jewel the heavens, visible to the naked eye, named after the Roman god of agriculture.
An expedition to Titan?
Saturn’s largest moon and the second largest in the solar system. It is the only moon in the solar system with clouds and a dense, planet-like atmosphere.
Scientists believe that Titan has similar conditions to Earth in its early years. NASA has said that Titan is one of the most Earth-like worlds they have found. However, Earth is much warmer because it is closer to the sun
Well, Mission One is going to Titan. Whooee! What a book. This is the first from this author and Gary and I loved it.
The story takes place out only a few years in advance of now, with realistic science, enough to satisfy readers who like the science part of science fiction. In addition,there is enough of the human and emotional part that I like, with realistic and engaging characters, especially the hero.
The crew is on Earth’s first manned trip to Saturn, a ship built by a private firm and a billionaire CEO. (Does that sound like Space X and Elon Musk?) The purpose of the first human trip to Saturn is to set up an orbital mining base around Titan. The story builds with terrific character interaction, good dialog, careful pacing to build to a surprising, super wild find that is orbiting Titan, a strange artifact that . . .
Okay, No Spoilers.
There are interesting twists to this terrific sci fi and a fascinating ending, leaving a window for a sequel. Both Gary and I are excited to find another science fiction writer to follow. Samuel Best, hope you are burning up those keyboard keys. Can’t wait.
Gary put this up on Amazon:
ByLee and Gary Jordan on November 6, 2017
I loved this book. It starts out fast leaving you eager to read more. Great characters and enough tech to relate to present day without bowling you over with over-the-top physics. I read the whole thing in two sittings, ignoring personal things I should have been doing. The ending is great and I am hoping Sam comes up with a sequel soon. I’m a fan!
Titan. Sixth moon of Saturn. A gleaming jewel of natural resources, ripe for harvesting by the first private space company to stake a claim.
Diamond Aerospace launches a ship with an experimental engine that will get a crew to Titan in five months. Their mission is to lay the groundwork for a permanent orbital research station, one that will be the future base of operations for activity on that distant moon.
Shortly after launch, a devastating malfunction forces the crew to make a choice: continue to Titan, or go back home. As the truth about their mission unravels, one thing is clear: someone on Earth knew about the system flaw and covered it up.
Between the critical situation in space and the corporate politics on Earth, Humanity’s first voyage beyond Mars quickly turns into a relentless struggle for survival.
Yet surviving the journey isn’t the crew’s only concern. Even if they make it to Titan, they will face another problem:
Something is already there
What Amazon Reviewers Are Saying:
“Everything I love in Science Fiction.”
“Loved the character development.”
“Full of plot twists and a surprise ending.”
‘”A great book that keeps you guessing all the way!”
“So well written! Grabs you right away and keeps you.”
“Well written and gripping all the way through. Characters were well developed and the storyline became more intriguing as the action progressed.”
I grew up a mile from the gates of Kennedy Space Center. Being so close to that nexus of imagination – and watching launches from my front lawn as the windows of my home shook – really fueled my creative fires and helped set me on the path to writing science fiction.
My job career is varied and likewise boring, so I’ll skip to the good stuff afterward. I recently spent two years traveling the world with my lovely wife, and stuffing my brain so full of ideas it would take more than one lifetime for me to write the respective books. I decided the best I could do was promise to try and pick the best ones.