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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Synopsis for TROUBLE ON TITAN by Alan E. Nourse

Taken from the cover flap of the novel TROUBLE ON TITAN by Alan E. Nourse:

When Tuck Benedict and David Torm faced each other on the bleak and frigid face of Titan, Saturn's sixth moon, they represented, literally, the opposite ends of the universe. For in the twenty-second century, Tuck represented the rich and easy civilization of an Earth that had grown luxurious by utilizing solar energy through a catalytic mineral produced in Titan's grim mines.

David Torm, whose ancestors had been exiled to Titan centuries before, stood for the hardened Titan colonists who huddled beneath their airtight dome to mine the metal responsible for Earth's prosperity. Meeting on the eve on an open revolt by the Titan miners against Earth's authority, these two teen-agers found grounds for friendship that their bickering fathers could never see.

This story of why the miners hated Earthlings, how they planned to ruin Earth and escape from the solar system gives this book its thrilling plot. The search for their means of escape from Titan's airless surface made by Tuck and David is a thrill-a-minute adventure interspersed with desperate attempts to prevent armed revolt and makes TROUBLE ON TITAN an unusual and thought-provoking tale of tomorrow.

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