B: the vast and mysterious Ocean of Jupiter. Here's Alan Cheuse.
ALAN CHEUSE: If you love speculative science-fiction you'll enjoy this one no end: musing on the nature of life, the possibilities of space travel and the both retrograde and expansive elements of human nature.
: The book is "Leviathans of Jupiter" by Ben Bova. Our reviewer, Alan Cheuse, teaches writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. His latest novel is called "Songs of Slaves in the Desert."
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