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Earth

(2019)
(Book 22 in the Grand Tour series)
A novel by

 
 
Earth is the latest science fiction novel from multiple Hugo Award winner Ben Bova, author of Apes and Angels and Survival

A wave of lethal gamma radiation is expanding from the core of the Milky Way galaxy at the speed of light, killing everything in its path. The countdown to when the death wave will reach Earth and the rest of the solar system is at two thousand years.

Humans were helped by the Predecessors, who provided shielding generators that can protect the solar system. In return, the Predecessors asked humankind's help to save other intelligent species that are in danger of being annihilated.

But what of Earth? With the Death Wave no longer a threat to humanity, humans have spread out and colonized all the worlds of the solar system. The technology of the Predecessors has made Earth a paradise, at least on the surface. But a policy of exiling discontented young people to the outer planets and asteroid mines has led to a deep divide between the new worlds and the homeworld, and those tensions are about to explode into open war.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Ben Bova's Earth

Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Earth (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7653-9719-6 / 978-0-7653-9719-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Earth (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7653-9720-X / 978-0-7653-9720-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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Audio Editions

December 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Earth: The Grand Tour
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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December 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Earth: The Grand Tour
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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December 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Earth: The Grand Tour
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Earth (The Grand Tour)
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA