The last book in the Space Tyrant series is a fair different from the rest of the series books. Its not written by Hope Hubris him self but written by his daughter Hopie and is really the biography of Hope's sister Spirit.
When Hope dies at the end of last book, there where a lot of loose ends. Hopie did get to know who her father and mother was, and no I'm not going to reveal that, you have to read the book.
The fifth book in the Bio of a Space Tyrant is actually the last self biography book in the series. It covers the time from when Hope Hubris is dethroned from the position as the President of North Jupiter until his death.
The last book ended with Hope being kicked out of office from the position as the Tyrant of Jupiter. He was also exiled and take up the job of helping an old friend, admirall khukov at Saturn.
The third book in the Space Tyrant series takes the story from the time when Hope and Spirit leaves the Jupiter navy and end when he becomes the President of North Jupiter.
When Hope and his family fled Callisto (in Refugee) he met hist first love, Helsie, but she was killed. A bit later his meets a Scientist on Io that has a niece called Megan that reassembles Helsie and one that Hope could love. When Hope's and Spirit's tour in the Jupiter Navy is over and they start in Hope's political career, they also approaches Megan and tells her that Hope intends to marry her.
This is the first book in the Bio of a Space Tyrant series. If starts Hope Hubris life story starting as a poor hispanic child on Callisto (the equivalent if todays Hispaniola). It begins with Hope and his 2 sisters being assaulted by a older Sion that tries to have his way with Hope's older sister Faith. When Hope humiliates the sion this sets in motion all that leads up the the rest of the series.
The book covers Hope's life from this point on until he manage to get to Jupiter. When his family decides to try to flee Callisto in a refugee bubble to get to Jupiter they encounters a lot of problem.
The series Bio of a Space Tyrant is a 6 book series revolving around Hope Hubris who starts its life as a poor hispanic refugee on the planet Callisto.
The series take place in the future of mankind when the invention of G-shield allowed mankind to go out and explore and colonise the solar system. The G-shield allows manipulation of the G-force and it can focus it to make bodies with less than normal G to be hospitable, and can disburse it to allow colonisation of even the large gas planets in the system.
The third last book in the Grand Tour series is Venus (atleast for now). This is the story about Van Humphries, Martin Humphries son, and his trip to Venus, where he should recover this older brothers remains.
The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in the solar system. The ground is hot enough to melt aluminum. The air pressure is so high it has crushed spacecraft landers as though they were tin cans. The sky is perpetually covered with clouds of sulfuric acid. The atmosphere is a choking mixture of carbon dioxide and poisonous gases.
This book in the Grand Tour series is a bit different from the other ones. Most of the main characters we haven’t met before. One of the connection to the previous books is Holy Lane, younger sister to Pancho Lane, the head of Astro corporation that we have grown to know during the prevision books.
The book is about the space habitat Goddard, filled with political exiles, social misfits, scientists, and engineers, is on its way to orbit around Saturn. There, the habitat will become mankind’s first offworld colony.
Next in the series that i have done is “The Aftermath”. This is basically a book with 3 major plots.
The fist plot line is the story about the ore-carrier Syracuse This ship is ownd and operated by Victor Zacharius who makes his living running the ore-carrier Syracuse with his wife and two children. He travels the Asteroid Belt, hauling whatever cargo can be found. They have the unfortunate luck to run in to Doric Harbin when he destroys the Chrysalis Habitat (in The Rock Rats).
The next book in Ben Bovas series of the expanding humankind through the solar system is “The Silent Wars” and the title is mostly about the fact that all 3 major sides of the wars that the book is about is paying off the news services to avoid to much publicity on old Earth.
When we left off the two competing mega-corporations (Astro – the independents, and Humphries Space Systems – owned and dominated by Martin Humphries) was locked into war about the resources of the asteroid belt.
I have now finished the next book in the Grand Tour series of Ben Bova. This was “The Rock Rats”. It is the Second book in the Asteroid wars series and take place after the book The Precipice and before The Silent War.
When we left the space in the last book, space industrialist Dan Randolph died and left Astro Corporation to his protege, pilot Pancho Lane.