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Ben Bova


(Benjamin William Bova)
USA flag (1932 - 2020)

Dr. Ben Bova wrote more than 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, and was involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age. President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, Dr. Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, "for fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space." His 2006 novel TITAN received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. In 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature."
Bova was born in Philadelphia and worked as a newspaper reporter for several years before joining Project Vanguard. His articles, opinion pieces and reviews appeared in Scientific American, Nature, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other newspapers and magazines.

 

Genres: Science Fiction, Historical, Thriller
 
Series
Watchmen
   1. The Star Conquerors (1959)
   2. Star Watchmen (1964)
   3. The Dueling Machine (1969)
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Exiles
   1. Exiled from Earth (1971)
   2. Flight of Exiles (1972)
   3. End of Exile (1975)
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Kinsman
   1. Kinsman (1979)
   2. Millennium (1976)
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Voyagers
   1. Voyagers (1981)
   2. The Alien Within (1986)
   3. Star Brothers (1990)
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Orion
   1. Orion (1984)
   2. Vengeance of Orion (1988)
   3. Orion in the Dying Time (1990)
   4. Orion and the Conqueror (1994)
   5. Orion Among the Stars (1995)
   6. Orion and King Arthur (2012)
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Grand Tour
   1. Powersat (2005)
   2. Privateers (1985)
   3. Empire Builders (1993)
   4. Mars (1992)
   5. Moonrise (1996)
   6. Moonwar (1997)
   7. Return to Mars (1999)
   8. The Precipice (2001)
   9. Farside (2013)
   10. Jupiter (2000)
   11. The Rock Rats (2002)
   12. The Silent War (2004)
   13. The Aftermath (2007)
   14. Saturn (2003)
   15. Leviathans of Jupiter (2011)
   16. Titan (2006)
   17. Mercury (2005)
   18. Mars Life (2008)
   19. Venus (2000)
   Tales of the Grand Tour (2004)
   20. The Return (2009)
   21. New Earth (2013)
   22. Death Wave (2015)
   23. Earth (2019)
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To Save the Sun (with A J Austin)
   1. To Save the Sun (1992)
   2. To Fear the Light (1994)
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Sam Gunn
   1. Sam Gunn, Unlimited (1992)
   2. Sam Gunn Forever (1998)
   Sam Gunn Jr. (2022)
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Asteroid Wars
   1. The Precipice (2001)
   2. The Rock Rats (2002)
   3. The Silent War (2004)
   4. The Aftermath (2007)
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Jake Ross
   1. Power Play (2012)
   2. Power Surge (2015)
   3. Power Failure (2018)
   4. Power Challenges (2021)
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Star Quest
   1. Death Wave (2015)
   2. Apes and Angels (2016)
   3. Survival (2017)
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Outer Planets
   1. Uranus (2020)
   2. Neptune (2021)
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Novels
   The Weathermakers (1967)
   Out of the Sun (1968)
   Escape! (1970)
   THX 1138 (1971)
   As on a Darkling Plain (1972)
   The Winds of Altair (1973)
   When the Sky Burned (1973)
   Gremlins, Go Home! (1974) (with Gordon R Dickson)
   The Starcrossed (1975)
   City of Darkness (1976)
   The Multiple Man (1976)
   Colony (1978)
   Test of Fire (1982)
   Peacekeepers (1988)
   Cyberbooks (1989)
   The Trikon Deception (1992) (with Bill Pogue)
   Triumph (1993)
   Death Dream (1994)
   Brothers (1995)
   The Green Trap (2006)
   The Immortality Factor (2009)
   Able One (2010)
   The Hittite (2010)
   Mars, Inc. (2013)
   Transhuman (2014)
   Rescue Mode (2014) (with Les Johnson)
   Space Station Down (2020) (with Doug Beason)
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Collections
   Forward in Time (1973)
   Maxwell's Demons (1978)
   Escape Plus (1984)
   The Astral Mirror (1985)
   Prometheans (1986)
   Battle Station (1987)
   Future Crime (1990)
   Challenges (1993)
   The Future Quartet (1994) (with others)
   Twice Seven (1998)
   The Towers of Titan (2010)
   Science Fiction Gems, Volume Four (2012) (with others)
   The Callahan Kids: Tales of Life on Mars (2013) (with others)
   New Frontiers (2014)
   Science Fiction Gems, Volume 9 (2015) (with others)
   Mercury and Prometheans (2015)
   The Best of Bova: Volume 1 (2016)
   The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume XV (2016) (with others)
   The Best of Bova: Volume II (2016)
     aka The Best of Bova: Volume ll
   The Best of Bova: Volume lll (2017)
   The Science Fiction Collection 3 (2018) (with others)
   My Favorites (2020)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Answer, Please Answer (1962)
   Mount Olympus (1999)
   The Next Logical Step (2011)
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Anthologies edited
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Anthology series
3 Novellas
   Aliens (1977)
   Exiles (1977)
   Novella 3 (1978)
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Non fiction
   The Milky Way Galaxy (1961)
   Giants of the Animal World (1962)
   Reptiles Since the World Began (1964)
   Uses of Space (1965)
   Planets, Life and LGM (1970)
   The Amazing Laser (1971)
   In Quest of Quasars (1971)
   The New Astronomies (1973)
   Man Changes the Weather (1973)
   Starflight and Other Improbabilities (1973)
   The Fourth State of Matter (1974)
   Analog Science Fact Reader (1974)
   Workshops in Space (1974)
   Notes to a Science Fiction Writer (1975)
   Science: Who Needs It? (1975)
   Through Eyes of Wonder (1975)
   Viewpoint (1977)
   Closeup: New Worlds (1977) (with Trudy E Bell)
   The Seeds of Tomorrow (1977)
   The High Road (1981)
   Vision of the Future (1982)
   Assured Survival (1984)
   Star Peace: Assured Survival (1986)
   Welcome to Moonbase (1987)
   Interactions (1988) (with Sheldon Glashow)
   The Beauty of Light (1988)
   Immortality (1990)
   First Contact (1990) (with Byron Preiss)
   Are We Alone in the Cosmos? (1992)
   The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells (1994)
   World Building (1996) (with Stephen Gillett)
   Aliens and Alien Societies (1996) (with Stanley Schmidt)
   Space Travel (1997) (with Anthony R Lewis)
   The Story of Light (2001)
   The Living Universe (2002)
   Faint Echoes, Distant Stars (2004)
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Omnibus editions
   Hour of the Gremlins (2002) (with Gordon R Dickson)
   Laugh Lines (2008)
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Ben Bova recommends
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Venus Remembered (2020)
Ray Bradbury and Jason J Marchi
"Those benighted souls who claim that science and the arts are two separate things should read Jason Marchi’s remarkable work."
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The Children's Game (2018)
Max Karpov
"A tight, gripping tale of the men and women who face death in the hidden conflicts of superpower politics. Startlingly believable."
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InterstellarNet: Enigma (2015)
(InterstellarNet, book 3)
Edward M Lerner
"A breathtakingly richly realized vision of what tomorrow's civilization may look like..."

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Anthologies containing stories by Ben Bova
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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2020 Vision 50th Anniversary Edition (2020)
edited by
Diane Girard, Jerry Pournelle and AE Voyt
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Visions of the Future (2015)
edited by
J Daniel Batt

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