I really enjoyed this one. Some good hard sci-fi that doesn’t require technical knowledge to understand. The story centers on a scientific outpost orbiting Jupiter that is trying to establish contact with giant creatures that swim in Jupiter’s hypothetical ocean. It’s mainly an adventure story and a well written, quick read. I tend to judge how readable a book is by how quickly I finish it- this took only a few long sittings.
It should give you an idea of how poorly read I am in science fiction that I read the author bio at the end- author of more than 100 works of science fact and fiction- and I said to myself- wow, I wonder why I haven’t heard of this guy. This book is the most recent in his Grand Tour series, so I’m going to start going back and reading those. If they’re all this good I’ll have a new author to follow.