Two men journey deep into Jupiter's moon Callisto to rescue a beloved teammate before time runs out. And just what wondrous but deadly secret is hidden at the bottom of the frozen cavern?
”Cavernauts” is a novelette originally published as the lead story in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, March 2009.
“Tense… quite an adventure… Some of the imagery is awe-inspiring… the wonders of the universe are beautiful as well as deadly, and are eternally of a more fantastic nature than we can ever imagine.” - Tangent
“Gripping adventure… enjoyable… smoothly written” - The Fix
“A rousing adventure tale… RECOMMENDED” - Internet Review of Science Fiction (IROSF)
“An exciting tale … inventive … a good finish” - SF Revu
Analog Reader Comments:
”Love Cavernauts! !!!!”
“Good story! Has a Robert Heinlein combo Arthur Clarke feel to it.”
“A nicely old-fashioned problem story”
“I loved David Bartell’s ‘Cavernauts’!” - Analog reader, via Brass Tacks (letters to the editor, Analog magazine)
A Russian translation of CAVERNAUTS has appeared in the Russian SF magazine ESLI. Much more information on the author's website.
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- David Bartell, August 2011
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