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The Dialogue Society Book Group - Meeting 43: Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus by Isaac Asimov
In this session of the Dialogue Society Book Group, we will explore Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus by Isaac Asimov on Thursday, 14th July at 6pm.

Publisher's synopsis of Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus by Isaac Asimov

Shortly after returning from the Asteroid Belt, David "Lucky" Starr learns that his Science Academy roommate Lou Evans had been sent to investigate trouble on Venus, but the Council of Science office on Venus has requested that he be recalled and investigated for corruption. As Starr and John "Bigman" Jones are shuttled to Venus, their pilots suffer an episode of paralysis, and Starr is required to keep their craft from smashing itself against the surface of the Venusian Ocean. Afterwards, the pilots have no memory of the event.

Upon reaching the Venusian city of Aphrodite, Starr and Bigman meet Dr Mel Morriss, head of the Council of Science on Venus, who explains that Venusian scientists are perfecting strains of yeast that can be processed into luxury foods for export; whereas for six months, there has been a growing series of incidents of bizarre behaviour among the human colonists, often followed by amnesia. Morriss believes they are being telepathically controlled by an unknown enemy.

Jul 14, 2022 06:00 PM in London

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