Search Results: "Ben Bova"


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NEW EARTH by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 16, 2013

"An unspectacular but absorbing entry in Bova's Grand Tour series."
Sequel to Farside (2013), wherein, amid a battle over nanotechnology, a new Earth-like planet was discovered orbiting Sirius. Read full book review >

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POWER PLAY by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Solid if unspectacular—Bova makes his point without belaboring it—and a huge improvement over his flabby previous outing."
Present-day, science-based political thriller from the veteran author and editor (Leviathans of Jupiter, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GREEN TRAP by Ben Bova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"And therein lies Bova's main problem: His plot and prose are serviceable, but his characters' motivations and psychology (or, what passes for it) are so frequently ridiculous as to call the whole enterprise into question."
A retiring academic finds himself on the run and in control of information that might well bring down the global oil industry. Read full book review >

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MERCURY by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2005

"A humdrum addition to this wide-ranging but, lately, flagging series."
Another entry in Bova's series melodramatizing the near/medium-future exploration of the solar system (Powersat, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE GRAND TOUR by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Bova's saga is a long, varied, and successful one, and this is a good place for newbies to start. Readers already familiar with the series, however, will find maybe half a book's worth of fresh material."
Bova's impressive ten-book (so far) cycle of novels about the exploration of the solar system is known as the Grand Tour; these 12 tales are set in, and expand, that theme—well, kind of. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 1998

"Even though the immortality thesis may not be persuasive, the review of microbiology, especially genetic research, is engrossing."
While ostensibly about the coming conquest by science of aging and death, this is actually a lively overview of the exciting work being done in biomedical research today. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS by Ben Bova
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"An effective mix of science, politics, and family struggle in a novel that should reach a wide audience."
A biotechnical breakthrough throws two brothers into conflict in this high-tech thriller set in a "science court" in the nation's capital. Read full book review >

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DEATH DREAM by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"High-technology in the characters' everyday routines provides a diverting twist to this steadily paced thriller, which should broaden Bova's audience."
Sci-fi author Bova (Orion and the Conqueror, 1994) branches out with an exciting thriller about entertainment technology in the hands of unstable men. Read full book review >

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ORION AND THE CONQUEROR by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"An odd but effective combination of far- out fantasy trappings with solid historical foundations—much more persuasive and appealing than Orion's previous airing."
Another in Bova's fantasy potboilers (Orion in the Dying Time, etc.) about the immortal android warrior Orion, the Creators who made him, and the evil opposition intent on destroying both Creators and humanity. Read full book review >

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VOYAGERS III by Ben Bova
Released: April 23, 1990

"Much the best of the three."
Wrapping up the trilogy of the talky Voyagers (1981) and the mediocre Voyagers II(1985), about messiah Keith Stoner and his alien-inspired mission to save humanity from itself. Read full book review >

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KINSMAN by Ben Bova
Released: Aug. 2, 1979

"Competent but disappointing."
A prelude to the better-realized Millennium (1976). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1975

Like Notes to a Science Fiction loiter (925, J-307) this is a spinoff from Bova's duties as editor of Analog magazine, and here even the endpapers are reproductions of Analog covers. Read full book review >