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Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (Lucky Starr, #5) txt Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (Lucky Starr, #5), text ebook Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (Lucky Starr, #5), adobe reader Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (Lucky Starr, #5), chapter 2 Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (Lucky Starr, #5), Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (Lucky Starr, #5) ea3766 Sabotage Agrav It Was The Century S Most Important Advance In Space Traveland An Experiment So Revolutionary That Only The Men Who Huddled Beneath The Surface Of Jupiter Nine Were Permitted To Know Its Full MeaningYet Someone Else Did Know Knew Everything, Saw Everything, Head Everything And Was Diabolically Sabotaging The Top Secret MissionWho Or What The Enemy Was, Lucky Starr Didn T Know But One Thing Was Certain The Deadly Force Was Not Humannot Even Remotely Human


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10 thoughts on “Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (Lucky Starr, #5)

  1. says:

    Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter Lucky Starr, 5 , Isaac AsimovLucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter is the fifth novel in the Lucky Starr series, six juvenile science fiction novels by Isaac Asimov that originally appeared under the pseudonym Paul French The novel was first published by Doubleday Company in August 1957 Lucky Starr Series David Starr, Space Ranger 1952 Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids 1953 Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus 1954 Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury 1956 Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter 1957 Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn 1958 1975 .


  2. says:

    It was interesting to see that even in 1957, Asimov had formulated his famed Three laws of Robotics It is especially interesting since this was penned by Paul French , a pseudonym Asimov used early in his career The title page has Paul French on it When this copy was rebound, they put Asimov s name on the spine I suppose Asimov was still unknown enough that people wouldn t have necessarily connected the Three Laws of Robotics with him I have no idea why my system had this book as juvenile It is of course, completely clean, sexually, and in terms of violence mostly and language However, so are all of Asimov s titles, except his limericks Since this is 5th in the series, I do not know how old Lucky Starr is supposed to be If he is still a teenager, this book would now be considered a YA title However, there is no indication of age in this title Addendum I found I have the complete adventures of Lucky Starr In the second story, Lucky is listed as at least 25, likely at least 28 since when he was found he was already speaking in complete sentences So he definitely should never have gone J in my system I guessed, in part, whodunit Since I rarely manage that stunt, I took off a star for that Asimov got trickier as he got experienced I ll have to check when his other robotics stories were written The Laws had clearly already been formulated at this point I ll have to try and find other Lucky Starr titles I need to check my own collection first, just in case This was quite enjoyable.


  3. says:

    The world of Isaac Asimov s Lucky Starr is a young science geek s wildest dream come true Imagine a thousand years from now, the solar system s secret agents and protectors of the weak arescientists Who don t mind showing off what they know Dr Asimov often lamented the pernicious and ever growing current of anti intellectualism in American society Was his series of young adult Lucky Starr novels merely the public expression of an escapist fantasy universe, or did he intend to win young, intelligent minds to scientific inquiry by showing just how cool science could be In the fifth adventure of the Lucky Starr series, Starr and his spunky sidekick visit top secret Project Agrav, based on Jupiter IX , to control gravity by storing potential energy The potential benefits of the technology are enormous, since a spaceship equipped with Agrav could skim the atmospheres of the giant planets without fear of being trapped forever in their mighty gravitational embrace However, a Sirian spy working on the project threatens the project s secrecy and its very success Can Lucky and Bigman identify and capture the spy before he or it can sabotage the first flight to Jupiter s innermost satellite At one time, Moons of Jupiter was perhaps my favorite novel in the series, but perhaps too much of my fascination with the story centered on the Agrav technology, since I know consider it one of the weaker ones Here, a crucial story element hinges on several highly unlikely events surrounding the moon Amalthea sorry I can t be specific without spoilers that stretched my credulity just a little too far.It seems that each Lucky Starr book contains one glaring factual error thought to be correct when the book was written, which the author later acknowledged and regretted The errors don t detract in the least from the stories as exciting adventures, of course Dr Asimov lived to see the moon Io revealed as a tortured, sulfurous hell, home to lakes of liquid sulfur and volcanoes spouting a hundred miles into space Hardly a desirable destination for a space picnic Another, minor mistake is that Asimov erroneously called Jupiter IX Adrastea, actually the unofficial name of Jupiter XII Jupiter IX was given the name Sinope, but not until 1975.


  4. says:

    On Jupiter s most remote moon Adrastea, or Jupiter Nine, a revolutionary anti gravity project, known as Agrav, is under investigation again This time, the Council of Science has sent their most resourceful troubleshooter, David Lucky Starr, and his diminutive sidekick, John Bigman Jones Though what Bigman lacks in stature, he compensates for in bravery and bravado a combustible mix that often ignites trouble for the pair.Upon arrival on Jupiter Nine, Starr and Jones are immediately met with hostility from workers who have been repeatedly questioned and interrogated by government authorities in search of a possible spy from Sirius, an Earth colony settled generations ago that had turned against its planet of origin.In an attempt to gain an advantage in their search for a possible Sirian infiltrator, Starr brings with him a V Frog, a small amphibious creature from Venus that possesses remarkable empathic ability Through this creature, Starr and Bigman hope to determine if the spy is human or automaton.Unfortunately, an intruder kills the V Frog in their quarters shortly after their arrival, leaving Starr bereft of his main tool for detection However, the event raises suspicion that the perpetrator was most likely a robot, for any human that approaches a V Frog is instantly affected by the animal s empathic projections of affection and benevolence.Meanwhile, the Agrav vessel Jovian Moon is ready for test flight to Io, Jupiter s innermost moon Against the wishes of Mission Commander Donahue, Starr and Bigman join the expedition, as Starr is confident that the Sirian robot will also be on board and quite possibly a human saboteur as well The question is, will the Jovian Moon successfully complete its round trip voyage or will all hands meet their doom when the vessel plunges into the heart of Jupiter Lucky Starr and Moons of Jupiter conveyed a sinister tone than its four predecessors This was the first time in the series that David Starr did not always have the upper hand in every predicament and was, in fact, foiled on multiple occasions both by his own incorrect assumptions or inexperience and by the ingenuity of the Sirians Of course, Bigman s typical immature and rash antics did little to help the situation, except for a tense anti gravity brawl at the beginning of the book.At the time of publication in 1954, the Jovian moon now known as Ananke was called Adrastea aka Jupiter Nine In 1975, some of the minor satellites of Jupiter were renamed and Adrastea was assigned to Jupiter XV.


  5. says:

    If I was told that one day I will give an Asimov written story anything less than perfect I would have thought that person didn t know me at all But here I m giving this book a 4 Compared to Lucky s other books this one contained a bit science than usual it s not necessarily bad but there were all in one chapter and I can even say in 2 3 pages it was all about describing how Jupiter looks like and how its moon moves and how sunset and sunrise look like which made the story boring other than that, this one wasn t as mysterious as previous ones and it was actually so easy to figure out the spy it was getting on my nerve how Lucky didn t see it also, usually the dangerous part of the story last longer with detail but here the whole even of sabotage and rescue and repair was only 4 5 pages with vague details about them.


  6. says:

    Information about a secret research project is being leaked to the Sirians, and Lucky Starr and Bigman are sent to investigate The research facility on the ninth moon of Jupiter is working on an antigravity drive or Agrav which would generate power while dropping into a gravity well, and use that same stored power to push the ship back out of the gravity well Theoretically such a drive would open up planets and satellites for exploration previously though unreachable But Lucky and Bigman are not well received by the suspicious residents of the Jovian moons They must conduct their investigation for a spy while under constant threat The race is on to solve the mystery before someone decides to do away with them both.This may be the best of the Lucky Starr novels The scientific ideas Asimov is playing with in this book are some of the most interesting and the plot is full of fast paced action and interesting characters with good backstories Yes, the formula starts to wear thin must Lucky really engage in yet another duel or fight of some sort to win the respect of the locals but the writing is crisp and the scenarios are imaginative.I confess that I guessed who the spy was before we got to the big reveal That could be a sign of good foreshadowing, but it may also be that Asimov was not trying very hard to conceal his intentions Either way, the ending is still rewarding and sets up the series for the big finale a confrontation with the Sirians in book number six.


  7. says:

    The gas giantDavid Starr, half a secret agent and half the futuristic translation of an Old West Marshall, is the swashbuckling hero watching over our Solar System peace Stretching a bit but not too much to break it the Science to fit the Fiction of a solar system peopled by human colons and extraterrestrial intelligent life forms, Asimov cooks up a fun, fresh and adventurous space opera saga, peppering it with quite a few Western genre tropes and leaving the tone evolve to a Cold War investigations series moving with the author s times, so to say On a separate note, the saga bears the seeds of the universe explored in the Robots and Foundation series an added value for any Asimov enthusiast Following the Big Sun of Mercury case, David and Bigman travel to jovian system in an attempt to twart new Sirians plans The novel takes place before Rings of Saturn


  8. says:

    This was another quick read don t tell anyone but it was so quick i was able to read it while I was supposed to be doing other things this morning but I will admit that this was not as good as the previous books in the series yes it shows it age it was written in the 50s after all so you have to take in to account the era it was written in after all For example you have the social political landscape to consider women generally in literature were little than plot devices and two dimensional, scientists were both revered and distrusted in equal parts and the world was becoming and aware of political tensions so to write a book where the future is optimistic you do have an uphill struggle.That said Asimov always tells a great story and with a few considerations this is another great tale from him yes you have to make some allowances and in this one I feel one or two than usual but still I did enjoy it certainly enough to see me to the end of the series


  9. says:

    Even at the time I read them in my early 20s, I was not greatly inspired by these, but then again, Issac Asimov wrote them in the 1950s as juvenile science fiction novels under the pseudonym Paul French So, I kept them mainly as a collector, but possible now something to read with my son As Asimov admits in the 1970s authors note, the knowledge about the planets and moons has changed greatly, and obviously much much now in 2016 So, there is that problem about reading sci fi when you already know the science knowledge is significantly out of date Still, that doesn t stop me watching schlock sci fi movies I would suggest approaching the reading of this as you would a generic pulp western novel, and it can become a light entertaining read Review applied to all six books in the series as I forget the specifics of each


  10. says:

    Great read, engaging and thrilling Highly recommended for fans of the genere and of Asimov SPOILERS AHEAD I continue to prefer the direction taken in regards of Lucky s approach to solving problems, Sherlock Holmes than Batman It tempted me with psychic themes just to kill the frog half way through the book Nevertheless he Robot theme continues through the end and the resolution was satisfactory for me at the end The only inconsistency was, why not use the same device used on the previous book to detect the robot Other than that, I really enjoyed the book I hope to meet the Sirians on the next one tho.


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