Dale Kinmont is a college student in post-catastrophe America. He's lucky; he lives in one of the walled cities for the nation's elite, and life is pleasant. He expects to graduate and find employment in his uncle's company.
Everything changes when he's framed for murder. He's tried, convicted, and sentenced to hard labor in the prison colony on Mercury.
He ends up in Hesperus instead, a flying city that soars eternally through the acidic skies of Venus. His goal now is to find a way to clear his name and return to Earth before Hesperus erupts in civil war. He also must battle the harsh realities of the planet itself. Because if the Hesperans don't kill him, Venus probably will.
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Book was very entertaining and fun too read.
This was especially cool because it was new to me. A flying city, basically in orbit around Venus, filled with people making a living, colonists on another world! I especially enjoy the idea of an absente government running Earth in absentia. Good characters, good plot, very believable action. I love it.
Clouds of Venus
I found it a quick moving & flowing read. Not too technical and with enjoyable characters. Looking forward to reading the next volume.