Rest in Peace.
I picked up Saturn Run from the library the other day because it looked like it would be a fun read and the sort of hard sci-fi that I like. I'm not a fan of the variety that relies on quantum mechanics or a PHD in theoretical physics. I like the kind where the characters are forced to push themselves and their technology to their limits in order to survive and achieve their goals. That's why I want to read The Martian, Red Mars (and the trilogy in general), and similar stories.
The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate. Spaceships do.
A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out.
The race is on, and an remarkable adventure begins—an epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, secrets, surprises, and astonishing human and technological discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expect—and everything you could want from one of the world’s greatest masters of suspense.
|Played by Percy Rodriguez.|