Science and Fiction

On the Shores of Titan's Farthest Sea

A Scientific Novel

Authors: Carroll, Michael

  • Intertwines a solar-system murder mystery with the scientific realities of Titan's climate to entertain and intrigue readers
  • Based on the latest planetology research, covering geology, volcanology, meteorology, marine sciences and chemistry
  • Contains a non-technical summary of the underlying science    
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About this book

Titan is practically a planet in its own right, with a diameter similar to that of Mercury, methane rainstorms, organic soot and ethane seas. All of the most detailed knowledge on the moon's geology, volcanology, meteorology, marine sciences and chemistry are gathered together here to paint a factually accurate hypothetical future of early human colonization on this strange world.

The views from Titan’s Mayda Outpost are spectacular, but all is not well at the moon's remote science base. On the shore of a methane sea beneath glowering skies, atmospherics researcher Abigail Marco finds herself in the middle of murder, piracy and colleagues who seem to be seeing sea monsters and dead people from the past. On the Shores of Titan’s Farthest Sea provides thrills, excitement and mystery – couched in the latest science – on one of the Solar System’s most bizarre worlds, Saturn’s huge moon Titan.

"This riveting story, set against a plausibly well integrated interplanetary space, carries us along with its bright and interesting characters. We feel absolutely transported to a hauntingly beautiful and alien Titan through Carroll's masterful weaving of art and science." – Jani Radebaugh, Professor of Planetary Sciences, Titan dune expert, BYU

"It's a fun read! Really makes Titan come alive, literally..." – Astrophysicist and author Ralph Lorenz

"Michael Carroll's new novel "On the Shores of Titan's Farthest Sea" (Springer) is a gripping, good-vs-evil tale that sparkles with imagination. It's set on the shores of Kraken Mare, the vast methane sea found high in the northern latitudes of Saturn's moon, Titan, in a future when humanity has spread throughout the solar system. The villains are wicked, the heroes are scientists (Thanks, Mike!), the story is convincing, the dialogue snappy, and the scenery is right out of our catalog of findings on this cold, hazy and alien world.

If you fancy skipping forward 250 years and checking out how humankind might be navigating the very geography and landforms we have uncovered in our years touring Saturn, this book is for you!" --Carolyn Porco, leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team and the Director of the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS) at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado    


About the authors

Award-winning space artist and science writer Michael Carroll has written 26 books, ranging from children’s devotionals to titles that include Drifting on Alien Winds: Exploring the Skies and Weather of Other Worlds and Alien Seas: Oceans in Space, both published by Springer. He has done art for NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and dozens of book and magazine publishers internationally. Mike is a Fellow and founding member of the International Association for the Astronomical Arts. One of his paintings is resting at the north pole of Mars – in digital form – aboard the Phoenix lander. He is recipient of the Lucien Rudaux Award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts, and the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Sciences Jonathan Eberhart Award for the year’s best planetary science feature article.   

Reviews

   
"Carroll's knowledge of planetary science combines with a great little adventure on Saturn's biggest moon. His descriptions of oily seas and methane monsoons put you in that alien world, front and center. The technology is convincing; I can imagine future astronauts doing exactly the kinds of things Mike describes. I wish I could be one of them." (Alan Bean, Apollo 12 Astronaut)   

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On the Shores of Titan's Farthest Sea
Book Subtitle
A Scientific Novel
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17759-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17759-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-17758-8
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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