Saturn Run

Author: John Sandford
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698411676
Size: 77.61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Fans of Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers will eat this up.” --Stephen King For fans of THE MARTIAN, an extraordinary new thriller of the future from #1 New York Times–bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Sandford and internationally known photo-artist and science fiction aficionado Ctein. Over the course of thirty-seven books, John Sandford has proven time and again his unmatchable talents for electrifying plots, rich characters, sly wit, and razor-sharp dialogue. Now, in collaboration with Ctein, he proves it all once more, in a stunning new thriller, a story as audacious as it is deeply satisfying. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on, and an remarkable adventure begins—an epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, secrets, surprises, and astonishing human and technological discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expect—and everything you could want from one of the world’s greatest masters of suspense. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444723618
Size: 29.59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ten thousand men and women, exiled by the restrictive governments of Earth, are riding a man-made habitat to the planet Saturn. They form a volatile community. Some are innocents like Holly Lane, or Manuel Gaeta. Others are idealists like Edouard Urbain, or Kris Cardenas and Nadia Wunderly. And some have much more dangerous plans. Malcolm Eberly, has been placed aboard the Saturn-bound habitat to take over its government. As the mammoth spacecraft nears its destination Eberly manoeuvres to take control of the habitat. His manipulations lead to murder and Holly becomes a hunted fugitive in the habitat's maze of tunnels and underground passageways. Meanwhile, frustrated by Dr. Urbain's intransigence, Gaeta prepares to fly solo through the rings, abetted by Wunderly and Cardenas. What he finds there challenges everyone living in the habitat.

In The Rings Of Saturn

Author: Joe Sherman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195072448
Size: 52.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses the role of General Motors, America's largest auto maker, in the creation of Saturn, examining the successes and failures of the project and the individuals and corporate machinations involved

Earth Weeps Saturn Laughs

Author: Abdulaziz Al Farsi
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1617973386
Size: 62.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Earth Weeps, Saturn Laughs opens with the return of Khalid Bakhit, a government employee, to his hometown in Oman after a time away in the big city, and concludes with his return to the city with a new maturity born of a series of wrenching encounters with reality. Khalid’s return home, sparked by his flight from a painful love affair, coincides with events that reveal the force of long-established traditions that have a stranglehold on the town: from racial prejudice, to religious bigotry, to ossified patterns of leadership. Khalid’s awakening and transformation are catalyzed by his encounters with a certain “Saturnine poet” who, in the course of chasing after an elusive ode, has stumbled upon this unnamed village. For a period of time “the Saturnine” becomes Khalid’s closest companion: listening to his woes, helping him see himself with new eyes, and imparting to him a wisdom from a world beyond, untainted by human smallness.

Stages To Saturn

Author: Roger E. Bilstein
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788181866
Size: 61.76 MB
Format: PDF
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A classic study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle that took Americans to the Moon in the 1960s. This Saturn rocket was developed as a means of accomplishing President Kennedy1s 1961 commitment for the U.S. to reach the Moon before the end of the decade. This book not only tells the important story of the development of the Saturn rocket, and the people who designed and built it, but also recounts the stirring exploits of its operational life from orbital missions around Earth testing Apollo equipment to the Moon and back. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the development of space flight in America. Black and white photos.

Das Objekt

Author: John Sandford
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492974007
Size: 79.91 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Das größte Science-Fiction-Epos seit dem internationalen Bestseller »Der Marsianer«: Es ist das Signal, auf das die Welt seit Beginn der Weltraumforschung wartet – in der Nähe des Saturns ist ein künstliches, unbekanntes Objekt gesichtet worden. Ein amerikanisches Team bricht sofort zu dem fernen Planeten auf. Doch alles auf der Reise geht schief, und noch bevor sie den Saturn erreichen, erkennen die Astronauten, dass es nahezu unmöglich sein wird, zur Erde zurückzukehren. Und auch auf zwei weitere Dinge sind sie nicht vorbereitet: auf das, was sie in dem geheimnisvollen, kilometergroßen Objekt finden. Und auf ein skrupelloses, konkurrierendes Team, das ebenfalls als erstes am Ziel sein will. Bald geht es nicht mehr nur darum, die größte Entdeckung der Menschheitsgeschichte zu bewahren. Sondern ums blanke Überleben ... »Das Objekt« ist ein unnachahmlich spannender und cooler Trip in die Tiefen des Universums.

Saturn S Race

Author: Larry Niven
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429914048
Size: 38.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The future is a strange and dangerous place. Chaz Kato can testify to that. He is a citizen of Xanudu, a city-sized artificial island populated by some of the wealthiest men and women on future Earth. A place filled with hidden wonders and dark secrets of technology gone awry. Lenore Myles is a student when she travels to Xanadu and becomes involved with Chaz Kato. She is shocked when she uses Kato's access codes to uncover the grizzly truth behind Xandu's glittering facade. Not knowing who to trust, Lenore finds herself on the run. Saturn, a mysterious entity, moves aggressively to break the security breach. With interests of the world's wealthiest people at stake, and powerful technology at it's fingertips, Saturn, puts Lenore racing for her life, against a truly formidable foe. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mcsa Windows Server 2012 R2 Administration Study Guide

Author: William Panek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118916883
Size: 10.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Complete exam coverage, hands-on practice, and interactive studytools for the MCSA: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 exam70-411 MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 Administration Study Guide: Exam70-411 provides comprehensive preparation for exam 70-411:Administering Windows Server 2012 R2. With full coverage of allexam domains, this guide contains everything you need to know to befully prepared on test day. Real-world scenarios illustrate thepractical applications of the lessons, and hands-on exercises allowyou to test yourself against everyday tasks. You get access to aninteractive practice test environment that helps you avoidsurprises on exam day, plus electronic flashcards and videodemonstrations showing how to perform some of the more difficulttasks. Exam 70-411 is one of three exams you must pass to become aMicrosoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) on Windows Server2012 R2 and a clear path to increasing your value and marketabilityin the workplace. The exam reflects the 2012 update to the OS,including the new enhancements to Hyper-V, Storage Spaces, andActive Directory. This guide gives you the information and practiceyou need to master all aspects of Windows Server 2012 R2 for test.Learn how to: Deploy, manage, and maintain servers Configure file and print servers, network services, andmore Manage and configure Active Directory and Group Policy Review real-world scenarios, video, and interactive studyaids If you're looking to master Windows server administration beforethe exam, MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 Administration StudyGuide is a complete and comprehensive prep tool to give you theconfidence you need to succeed.