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The Winds of Altair

(1973)
A novel by

 
 
Jeff Holman is determined to terraform Altair VI into a home for the people of dying Earth. But he discovers that Altair VI hides a terrible secret, and he is faced with a soul-wrenching decision--for to make Altair VI habitable for humans, all native life must die. Including a race as intelligent as Man.

    

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Hardback Editions

July 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7278-1776-0 / 978-0-7278-1776-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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March 1973 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Winds of Altair (Ladybug Girl)
Author(s): Bova
ISBN: 0-525-42945-X / 978-0-525-42945-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: E. P. Dutton
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1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Winds of Altair.
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-317-31915-9 / 978-0-525-42945-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : Paperback
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Title: The Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-5390-1664-1 / 978-1-5390-1664-9
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Winds of Altair (Historical Records of Victoria)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7653-2831-3 / 978-0-7653-2831-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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January 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-8125-3227-9 / 978-0-8125-3227-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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August 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-413-55510-0 / 978-0-413-55510-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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May 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Winds of Altair (Tor Science Fiction, 31)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-523-48583-2 / 978-0-523-48583-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4829-1137-X / 978-1-4829-1137-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Winds of Altair (Library Edition)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4829-1138-8 / 978-1-4829-1138-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4829-1135-3 / 978-1-4829-1135-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Winds of Altair
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
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