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Award-­winning author Ben Bova brings us New Earth, his latest tale of science fiction in his Grand Tour series.
The entire world is thrilled by the discovery of a new Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows that the planet has oceans of liquid water and a breathable oxygen-­rich atmosphere. Eager to gain more information, a human exploration team is soon dispatched to explore the planet, now nicknamed New Earth.
All of the explorers understand that they are essentially on a one-­way mission. The trip takes eighty years each way, so even if they are able to get back to Earth, nearly 200 years will have elapsed. They will have aged only a dozen years thanks to cryonic suspension, but their friends and family will be gone and the very society that they once knew will have changed beyond recognition. The explorers are going into exile, and they know it. They are on this mission not because they were the best available, but because they were expendable.
Upon landing on the planet they . . .

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No one could move without being followed. No one could speak without being overheard. The almost sentient computer system was everywhere. The prison was billed as "escape-­proof,­" and sofar that was true. But Danny Romano was not about to believe it... the jail hadn't been built that could hold him. Danny would escape. Even if he had to permanently change his identity to do it.­At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-­five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.­S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program.­Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village. Science and politics clash on two worlds as Jamie desperately tries to save the Mars program and uncover who the vanished Martians were.­At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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Series : Book 3 of "Voyagers"
Keith Stoner lay frozen in an alien spacecraft for fifteen long years; during that time he came to be something more than just an astronaut, just a man. Stoner became partly alien hismelf--­merged with an alien intelligence embodied in the nanotechnology that lived inside Stoner's body.­The alien whose tomb that spacecraft was, brought humanity both a blessing and a deadly peril. The technology now the control of Vanguard Industries has changed the face of the earth. The technology that lives in Stoner's bloodstream will change mankind forever.­There are powerful leaders, both corporate and political, who are becoming aware of Keith Stoner and the power he seems to control. They want that power for themselves, and will do anything to gain it. Nothing Stoner can say or do will convince these ruthless men and women that the power they seek may destroy them utterly.­At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management . . .

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Bova offers a new collection of wide-­ranging science fiction stories, essays about the onrushing future, and observations about the craft of SF itself.­At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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Hero or Killer? In a startling future that's coming closer every year, Chet Kinsman is an astronaut ace who has done everything in space—including committing the first murder. It's a secret he can never escape, not even on the Moon, where he's head of the first U.­S. lunar colony. But suddenly, a series of shocking yet strangely inevitable circumstances forces Kinsman to confront his hidden past and decide Earth's destiny. In a desperate countdown to nuclear annihilation, Kinsman struggles against a deadly paradox: if he rescues the world, he may end up destroying himself.

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