Search Results: "Ben Bova"


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DEATH WAVE by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Not the best entry in this long and uneven series, but regulars won't want to give up the habit now."
Sequel to New Earth (2013), in which humans explored a planet orbiting the star Sirius that turned out to be inhabited. By human-aliens.Read full book review >

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FARSIDE by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"The sort of gritty, hands-on, you-are-there yarn at which Bova has long excelled."
Near-future science-fiction thriller, one of Bova's Grand Tour series (Mars Life, 2008, etc.), detailing human exploration of the solar system. Read full book review >

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ORION AND KING ARTHUR by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2012

"A pleasant, if unremarkable, time-travel diversion."
Prolific sci-fi author Bova (Leviathans of Jupiter, 2011, etc.) returns with the sixth installment of his Orion series, his first since 1995's Orion Among the Stars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Inspirational treatise faithful to Carl Sagan's maxim that 'absence of proof is not proof of absence.'"
Best known for a steady stream of space-based science fiction (Saturn, 2003, etc.), the veteran author demonstrates a firm factual grasp in framing the big questions about extraterrestrial life. Read full book review >

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SATURN by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2003

"Bova (Jupiter, 2001, etc.) keeps things ticking over with professional skill, but overall there aren't enough surprises to raise this adventure much above routine."
Another in Bova's series about humanity's expansion into the farthest reaches of the solar system. Read full book review >

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THE PRECIPICE by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Spaceworthy nuts-and-bolts, tense action, intriguing plots, and a thoroughly nasty villain: perhaps the most impressive entry yet in this reliable and increasingly significant series."
Addition to Bova's near/medium-future series about the exploration and exploitation of the solar system (Venus, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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RETURN TO MARS by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 8, 1999

"Absorbing and thoroughly satisfying: Mars fans will pounce, while newcomers will feel welcome too."
Sequel to Bova's fact-based epic Mars (1992). Read full book review >

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EMPIRE BUILDERS by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Sequel to Privateers (1985), Bova's near-future saga of swashbuckling capitalist Dan Randolph's efforts to save the world from communism. Read full book review >

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CYBERBOOKS by Ben Bova
Released: May 9, 1989

"Since Bova abandoned idelogy in favor of entertainment in his fiction, he's improved no end: sprightly, often amusing—and sometimes very recognizable."
Mild but accurate near-future satire on publishing from the veteran writer/editor (most recently The Peacekeepers, 1988). Read full book review >

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VOYAGERS by Ben Bova
Released: Aug. 28, 1981

"Hardworking but bland, with lots of conventional-thriller vices and few sf virtues."
A grim, sprawling, mechanical rehash of the "alien object approaches Earth" notion (cf. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SKY BURNED by Ben Bova
Released: Aug. 11, 1973

"Slick but routine."
A solar flare has sent earth back to the Stone Age and an underground moon colony which weathered the holocaust with its technology intact sends periodic raiding parties to earth to pilfer the fissionables that keep its machines running. Read full book review >

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THE WINDS OF ALTAIR by Ben Bova
Released: March 1, 1973

"However, unlike Jeff, the adults just don't seem to have their hearts in their work."
Another demonstration of that currently popular sci-fi moral — man should clean up his own world before attempting to colonize others. Read full book review >