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Book Title: Double Full Moon Night|
The author of the book: Gentry Lee
ISBN 13: 9780553090079
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 477 KB
Date of issue: March 2nd 1999
Read full description of the books Double Full Moon Night:From Gentry Lee, "New York Times" bestselling co-author with Arthur C. Clarke of the Rama series, comes the magnificent sequel to "Bright Messengers," his first solo novel set in the Rama universe. In "Double Full Moon Night," Lee continues the saga of Johann, Beatrice, and the Martian colonists chosen to embark on one of the most thrilling and mysterious adventures in human history.
For engineer Johann Eberhardt, life has come down to this: a tiny but bountiful island inside a vast alien sphere that is both paradise and prison. Eight years ago, Johann, accompanied by nine Martian colonists, entered the sphere with his beloved Beatrice, priestess-bishop of the Order of St. Michael, searching for the true nature of the mystical visitors some said were extraterrestrial--and others said came from God.
Once inside the sphere, the colonists were separated and Johann has since lived in virtual isolation to raise the daughter Beatrice left behind after her tragic death. Now the island paradise Johann shares with the child Maria has been invaded by a violent and enigmatic life-form. Risking everything, Johann begins a dangerous journey across the water in search of safety and his fellow colonists.
It is an odyssey that is beset with deadly peril: from strange sentient creatures to imprisonment in an underwater world by a species whose motives may be benevolent. But it is when the colonists are reunited and transported to an exotic planet that the true challenge for survival begins.
For as dissension and jealousy threaten to divide his fellow settlers, Johann is visited by Beatrice with a dire warning: Johann must learn from the planet's creatures how to survive the upcoming"double full moon night." If not, they will all be destroyed, leaving forever unanswered the secrets of the universe they have traveled so far -- and sacrificed so much -- to discover.
Read information about the authorGentry Lee is Chief Engineer for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. In that position Mr. Lee is responsible for the engineering integrity of all the robotic planetary missions managed by JPL for NASA. His major recent work includes the engineering oversight of the Curiosity rover to Mars, the Dawn mission to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres, the Juno mission to Jupiter, and the GRAIL missions to the Moon. Previously, Gentry Lee provided guidance and oversight for the engineering aspects of the Phoenix and twin rover missions to Mars, as well as NASA's successful Deep Impact and Stardust missions.
Mr. Lee was Chief Engineer for the Galileo project from 1977-1988 and, after working in a variety of positions on the Viking project from 1968-76, was Director of Science Analysis and Mission Planning during the Viking operations. The historic Viking mission was mankind's first successful landing on another planet. The Galileo mission explored Jupiter with both an atmospheric probe and an orbiter that mapped the major Jovian satellites during a decade of operations.
In addition to his engineering work, Gentry Lee has been an active novelist, television producer, computer game designer, media columnist, lecturer, and, more recently, a television performer/narrator. Between 1989 and 1994 Mr. Lee co-authored four novels, CRADLE, RAMA II, THE GARDEN OF RAMA, and RAMA REVEALED, with revered science fiction grandmaster Arthur C. Clarke. All four books were New York Times bestsellers and were translated into over twenty languages. Since his collaboration with Mr. Clarke, Gentry Lee has written three more successful solo novels, BRIGHT MESSENGERS, DOUBLE FULL MOON NIGHT, and THE TRANQUILITY WARS.
From 1976 until 1981 Mr. Lee was the late Carl Sagan's partner in the creation, design, development, and implementation of COSMOS, the highly successful science documentary series for television that won several Emmys and the prestigious Peabody Award. In July 2009, Gentry Lee was the featured performer/narrator in "Are We Alone?" a two hour Discovery Channel documentary about life in the solar system.
Mr. Lee received the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement in 1976 and the Distinguished Service Medal (NASA's highest award) in 2005. In October 2006 he received the prestigious Harold Masursky Award from the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences for his career contributions to planetary exploration.
Gentry Lee received a B. A., Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1963 and an M. S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964. Gentry Lee (70) has eight sons, Cooper (36), Austin (32), Robert (26), Patrick (25), Michael (23), Travis (21), Hunter (18), and Francesco (born Mar 15, 2009).
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