Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus (Lucky Starr, Bk 3)
Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus - Lucky Starr, Bk 3 Author:Isaac Asimov Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus is the third novel in the Lucky Starr series, six juvenile science fiction novels by Isaac Asimov that originally appeared under the pseudonym Paul French. It was written in the mid-1950s, when little was known about Venus apart from its mass, volume, orbital characteristics, and the fact of its unbroken clou... more »d cover. Asimov's Venus has a human population of six million living in some fifty domed cities on the ocean floor.
Shortly after returning from the Asteroid Belt, David "Lucky" Starr learns that there is trouble on Venus. His Science Academy roommate Lou Evans had been sent to investigate, 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 being shuttled down to Venus, their pilots suffer an episode of paralysis, and Starr is barely able to keep their craft from smashing itself against the surface of the Venusian ocean. Afterward, the pilots have no memory of the event.« less