Bio: Hal Clement is one of the world-famous names in SF in the twentieth
century, the man who as much as anyone created the rules by which hard
SF is written today. Clement (Harry C. Stubbs) lives in Milton,
An expedition team of scientists is exploring the planet Mercury. The constant rumblings of earthquakes and wind have shaken their ship, the Albireo. A small explorative party departs on tractors. It's then when the volcanic reaction starts. And it looks like the end of the team unless man's intelligence can beat the malevolent nature of a fiery planet!
Four scientists, one guide--and a dangerous beast following their trail. Nothing unusual from the looks of things, except that they are all in a planet far away from Earth. Robin Lampert, Take Mitsuitei, Hans Krendall and Ndomi Sulewayo, and their guide John McLaughlin, get together to scour the wilds of Viridis and take what scientific information the land can offer. They discover puzzling yet wondrous mysteries, yet little do they know that the the land itself is unwilling to give them the an... more info>>