Mercury

Mercury

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Baker & Taylor
As Mercury is explored for possible technological benefits, Dante Alexios investigates the planet's potential as an orbit point for power satellites, Victor Molina looks for evidence of life, and Elliot Danvers oversees the scientific progress of the first two.

McMillan Palgrave
A tale of revenge and technological endeavor set on our solar system's most desolate stage.

The closest planet to our Sun, Mercury is a rocky, barren, heat-scorched world. But there are those who hope to find wealth in its desolation.

Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury's position will make it an ideal orbit point for satellites that could someday create enough power to propel starships into deep space. He hires Dante Alexios to bring his dreams to life. Astrobiologist Victor Molina thinks the water at Mercury's poles may harbor evidence of life, and hopes to achieve fame and glory by proving it. Bishop Elliot Danvers has been sent by the powerful Earth-based "New Morality" to keep close tabs on Molina's endeavors, which threaten to produce results contrary to fundamentalist teachings.

Three of these men are blissfully unaware of their shared history and how it ties into one of mankind's greatest tragedies. Years before, visionary engineer Mance Bracknell made his own attempt to help man progress into space by building a ladder to the stars: a glistening tower stretching thousands of miles into the air, anchored by spans of steel to a satellite in geosynchronous orbit. But technological endeavor was no match for human passions, and greed and jealousy provoked terrorists to an act of sabotage that resulted in the death of millions.

There's no telling how many more will have to die before Mance has his revenge...


Independent Publishing Group
A tale of revenge and technological endeavor set on our solar system's most desolate stage.


Holtzbrinck
A tale of revenge and technological endeavor set on our solar system's most desolate stage.


Blackwell North Amer
Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury's position will make it an ideal orbit point for satellites that could someday create enough power to propel starships into deep space. He hires Dante Alexios to bring his dreams to life. Astrobiologist Victor Molina thinks the water at Mercury's poles may harbor evidence of life and hopes to achieve fame and glory by proving it. Bishop Elliot Danvers has been sent by the powerful Earth-based "New Morality" to keep close tabs on Molina's endeavors, which threaten to produce results contrary to fundamentalist teachings.
Three of these men are blissfully unaware of their shared history and how it ties into one of mankind's greatest tragedies. Years before, visionary engineer Mance Bracknell made his own attempt to help man progress into space by building a ladder to the stars: a glistening tower stretching thousands of miles into the air, anchored by spans of steel to a satellite in geosynchronous orbit. But technological endeavor was no match for human passions, and greed and jealousy provoked terrorists to an act of sabotage that resulted in the death of millions.
There's no telling how many more will have to die before Mance has his revenge.

Baker
& Taylor

In a future society that is exploring Mercury for possible technological benefits, Dante Alexios investigates the planet's potential as an orbit point for power satellites, Victor Molina explores polar waters for evidence of life, and Elliot Danvers oversees the scientific progress of the first two. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2005
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765304124
0765304120
Branch Call Number: SF Bova, B 200.5 2005
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 22 cm

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RichardPaul
Apr 01, 2011

Mercury ---- by Ben Bova c - 2005/? ----

This is a Good Read ----

'Mercury' is a major connector, Book # 14 in the 18 Book: Grand Tour of the Solar System Series. ----

A get even story in a very maniacal way. The director/head engineer of the Sky Tower / Elevator, 'Mance Bracknell', whom was exiled from earth and the solar system; could only be in the Asteroid belt by his sentencing. ----

Mance, in a fluke happening during his exile, escapes! He changes his face and body; bone structure; fingerprints; voice and assumes another identity. Becomes a very wealthy man and then. . . Starts to destroy the lives of the people that ruined his totally! ----

Enjoy! ----

RichardPaul

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