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The Diamond Moon. 1990 Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime 5:
The Diamond Moon

by Paul Preuss
1st Edition 1990.
Avon Books.
New York.
ISBN 0380753499.
Paperback.
Cover illustration by Jim Burns.
Interior artwork by Darrel Anderson.

278+16 pages.
Price: $3.95.

Notes
The Diamond Moon, a novel by Paul Preuss based on Arthur C. Clarke's 1953 novelette, Jupiter Five.

Volume 5 of Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime.

Includes an essay by Arthur C. Clarke and a set of technical "blueprints" drawn by Darrel Anderson.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the first printing of the 2001 ibooks paperback edition, ISBN 0743434722. Cover illustration by Jim Burns.

Publisherís Blurb Ė Lower Cover
The fifth volume in a series of science fiction thrillers evolving from the works of Arthur C. Clarke, grandmaster of science fiction and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Her code name is Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities of superhuman dimension - the product of advanced biotechnology.

Much excitement has arisen throughout the galaxy over the exploration mission to Jupiterís moon, Amalthea. Led by the renowned Professor J.Q.R. Forster, the dangerous expedition will lead its members to the surface of this strange moon - and beyond. It is Spartaís mission to monitor the trip on the part of the Board of Space Control.

Her task becomes more threatening when Sir Randolph Mays, Forsterís rival and nemesis, "accidentally" crash-lands on Amaltheaís surface. Far from innocent, Mays has a plan for laying claim to Forsterís discoveries, and only Sparta is able to prevent sabotage. But what is Mays really after? And how will they all react to the discovery of an alien life-form . . . ?

This breathtaking adventure brings together the genius of Arthur C. Clarke and the talents of distinguished science fiction writer Paul Preuss.

Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke

Cover art by Jim Burns, with a special section of computer-generated tech specs and blueprints of the spacecraft and hardware from Venus Prime by Darrel Anderson.

 
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