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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.

 

Awards: Campbell (2007)  see all

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 show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
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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Books containing stories by Ben Bova
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Black Cat Weekly #118 (2023)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 118)
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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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Awards
2007 John W. Campbell Memorial Award : Titan

Award nominations
1999 Prometheus Award (nominee) : Moonwar: Moonbase Saga 2
1995 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Inspiration
1993 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Mars
1985 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Floodtide
1982 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Voyagers
1980 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Kinsman
1979 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Colony
1977 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Millennium
1971 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Brillo


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