On the Shores of Titan's Farthest Sea

A Scientific Novel

  • Michael Carroll

Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Novel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Carroll
      Pages 3-4
    3. Michael Carroll
      Pages 5-9
    4. Michael Carroll
      Pages 11-14
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      Pages 15-19
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      Pages 21-25
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      Pages 29-33
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      Pages 35-37
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      Pages 39-41
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      Pages 43-47
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      Pages 49-52
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      Pages 53-58
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      Pages 59-63
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      Pages 75-79
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      Pages 81-85

About this book


Titan is practically a planet in its own right, with a diameter similar to that of Mercury, methane rainstorms, organic soot and ethane seas. All of the most detailed knowledge on the moon's geology, volcanology, meteorology, marine sciences and chemistry are gathered together here to paint a factually accurate hypothetical future of early human colonization on this strange world.

The views from Titan’s Mayda Outpost are spectacular, but all is not well at the moon's remote science base. On the shore of a methane sea beneath glowering skies, atmospherics researcher Abigail Marco finds herself in the middle of murder, piracy and colleagues who seem to be seeing sea monsters and dead people from the past. On the Shores of Titan’s Farthest Sea provides thrills, excitement and mystery – couched in the latest science – on one of the Solar System’s most bizarre worlds, Saturn’s huge moon Titan.

"This riveting story, set against a plausibly well integrated interplanetary space, carries us along with its bright and interesting characters. We feel absolutely transported to a hauntingly beautiful and alien Titan through Carroll's masterful weaving of art and science." – Jani Radebaugh, Professor of Planetary Sciences, Titan dune expert, BYU

"It's a fun read! Really makes Titan come alive, literally..." – Astrophysicist and author Ralph Lorenz   


Chemistry of Titan Manned Space Expeditions to Saturn's Moons Methane Rain on Titan Oceanography of Titan Planetology of Titan Saturn's Moons Scientific Exploration of Titan Scientific Novel Titan's Ice Titan's Oceans

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Carroll
    • 1
  1. 1.LittletonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17759-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17758-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17759-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1188
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1196
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