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St. Martin's 86321 Saturn Rukh FAIR
By Robert L. Forward
Six carefully selected people are each offered the chance to earn $1 billion. The catch? They have to descend into Saturn's upper atmosphere and establish a factory that will produce meta, the fuel that powers interplanetary flight. With only enough meta to get them to Saturn, failure will cost them their lives. And all too soon the crew becomes marooned on the back of what they dub a Rukh, a 4-kilometer-long creature that swims in Saturn's upper atmosphere and has two brains, male and female.
p>They must communicate with the creatures, or die. The scrapes they get into, and the things they must do to survive, are mond-boggling,
First edition, first printing. A hardcover with dust jacket in plastic protector, a library discard. The jacket and a few of the pages are wrinkled. Apparently water got to the book somehow. Pages are white.