Title: Oceans of Venus
Author: Isaac Asimov
Page Count: 146
This book is one of the entries in Asimov’s Lucky Starr series, which he wrote under the name Paul French. I’m not sure why he used a pseudonym for them though, because they really are fantastic. In fact, I think the Lucky Starr books rank amongst my favourites of Asimov’s, and I prefer them to his Foundation series even though that’s the one that’s the most critically acclaimed.
The good thing about these books is that they don’t have to be read in order, so if you see a copy of this going spare then I’d recommend picking it up. I also like the way that they have mysteries at the heart of them, making them an interesting mix between science fiction and cosy detective stories.