Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus (Lucky Starr, #3)
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Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus (Lucky Starr #3)

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El sistema solar ha sido colonizado por la Tierra, unida bajo un solo gobierno presidido por el Consejo de Ciencias.
En las profundidades de los océanos de Venus, bajo inmensas cúpulas transparentes, los extraterrestres han contruido maravillosas ciudades submarinas. Pero un terrible enemigo amenaza con destruir las colonias humanas. Lucky Starr, agente especial del Consejo...more
Mass Market Paperback, 142 pages
Published 1972 by Signet (first published 1954)
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Rob
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 are...scientists! —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,...more
Shi-Hsia
Something you have to keep in mind about the Lucky Starr series is that they were written for kids. I found this absolutely riveting at age 10-12, so while I'm not sure I would like it so much now, I'm rating it based on how I found it then. The descriptions of the titanic sea creatures in the oceans of Venus are just as breathtaking as a National Geographic documentary on the real things in Earth's oceans (newer editions of the books do have a foreword where Asimov explains that the oceans idea...more
Ana Mardoll
Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus / 1421049260

I enjoy Asimov's Lucky Starr series very much, but this novel is definitely my favorite. I particularly love the "Sherlock Holmes meets Space Opera" feel of the series, right down to tall, wiry Starr/Holmes and his beefy, obtuse sidekick Jones/Watson.

The plot of "Oceans of Venus" follows the usual-yet-delightful Lucky Starr mystery format. Something is quite wrong at the lovely underwater station on Venus -- Lucky Starr's friend and fellow council...more
Brandon
The best, yet of the series. Although the landscape of Venus is completely wrong (there is a great caveat at the beginning of later editions which explains that at the time the tale was written, we hadn't yet explored the surface so it was all a guess based on what we could see - clouds), this an intelligent and exciting adventure.
This series is written outside of the scope of the Robot, Empire and Foundation universe; but you can still see some of his core concepts of government and society evo...more
Ted
This, and some of the other Lucky Starr titles, were some of the first SF books I ever read, from the public library in the small town where I grew up. They started a life-long interest in science fiction for me. I would have thought they were so long out of print that they wouldn't even be found in the book search. But No! Still in print, no doubt because Asimov wrote them. I didn't even know their author ... I suppose because when I read them I didn't know who Asimov was.

(On read-in-teens shel...more
Real Laplaine
Actually I read #4 in this series, first time read. It was a bit too comic-book style for me. Not a very deep book considering the quality of Asimov's other works which I have read and which were fabulous. But I enjoyed the concepts presented, and as usual, Asimov was ahead of his time with technology. A fun read.
Ettore.bilbo
Anche qui niente edizione originale, vabbé.
Devo confessare che delle trame di Lucky Starr ricordo abbastanza poco in realtà, solo sprazzi di storia (d'altronde saran passati vent'anni o poco meno) però è decisamente ben impressa nella memoria la sensazione che mi hanno lasciato: avventura e fantasia!
Almarel
Aventuras e investigación de Lucky en Saturno. De cuando se pensaba que Venus era un planeta simergido en un mar...
Juan
Otro libro de la serie Lucky Starr genial. Asimov siempre haciendo pensar que el malvado es un personaje, cuando en realidad es del que menos sospechamos.
Mike
Jan 10, 2009 Mike rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Good short sci-fi series continuation. Asimov is great. This is a good example.
Andy
1ST NEL PBACK EDITION. 4TH IN SPACE RANGER SERIES. FOREWORD (APOLOGY) (C) 1972.
Dan
I couldn't finish this, because it sucked.
Heather
A delightful romp from the master!
John
Grade B. Book Ls3.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te...more
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