Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime, Volume 2

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Ibooks, 2000 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The second volume of the spectacular science-fiction thriller evolving from the works of Arthur C. Clarke, grandmaster of science fiction and author of 2001: a space odyssey..Her code name is Sparta.Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities of superhuman dimension-the product of advanced biotech engineering. When a team of scientists is trapped in the gaseous inferno of Venus, Sparta must risk her life to save them, unaware that her actions will help recover a mysterious artifact: irrefutable evidence of life on another planet. .As the secrets of the artifact are revealed, Sparta uncovers a mystery which may lead her to the truth of her own destiny. This gripping saga brings together the genius of Arthur C. Clarke and the talents of distinguished science-fiction writer Paul Preuss. The book has an introduction by Arthur c. Clarke.You can share your thoughts about Arthur c. Clarke's Venus Prime in the new ibooks virtual readers' group at

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Review: Breaking Strain (Venus Prime #1)

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This book has an interesting history: take a Clarke short story, try to tun it into a text adventure game, fail, then pad it into a novel. Paul Preuss is a decent writer, and it is, really quite a bit ... Read full review


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Paul Preuss is the author of 13 novels, including Secret Passages and the near-future thrillers Core and Starfire. His non-fiction has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Besides writing, he has been a science consultant for several film companies.

Arthur C. Clarke is considered to be the greatest science fiction writer of all time. He is an international treasure in many other ways: An article written by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Mr. Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka.

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