Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword or section
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.destination Amaltheia

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.destination Amaltheia

Ratings: (0)|Views: 194|Likes:
Published by yak08

More info:

Published by: yak08 on Dec 11, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
SF compilation “DESTINATION: AMALTHEIATranslated from the RussianBy LEONID KOLESNIKOV
FOREIGN LANGUAGES PUBLISHING HOUSEMOSCOW ___________________________________________________ OCR: http://home.freeuk.com/russica2
 Boris Strugatsky,
authors of "Destination; Amaltheia", have already severalcollections of SF stories to their credit. Arkady Strugatsky (b. 1925) is a linguist andtranslator specialising in Japanese. Boris (b. 1933) is an astronomer and works at thecomputer laboratory of Pulkovo Observatory. The title story of this volume is their secondnovelette appearing after "The Country of the Purple Clouds" —about explorations onVenus, First Prize winner in a best SF book competition. 
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. .. . Hydrogen phantoms, the strangest and mostenigmatic objects in the solar system. Enormous masses of hydrogen and helium tinged bymethane and ammonia. What is their structure? What makes them rotate at such a frantic.speed? What is their source of energy? We observe titanic changes on their surface. Wesee strips of clouds streak along, broken now and then by giant whirls, streamers of gaseserupt into space in flaring bursts. What forces are behind these outer phenomena?Thermonuclear reactions? But these giants have sub-zero surface temperatures: —216°F onJupiter and even lower on the others. What is then the mechanism of these primaries?Perhaps it is some physical principle we don't know yet and even do not so far dare toguess at....

Activity (3)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
danipop86 liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->