Search Results: "Ben Bova"


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MARS by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1992

"Technically accurate and absorbing if somewhat ponderous at times, with questions and answers reliably in balance: a dependable, satisfying foray into science realism."
A bulging, impressive, all-you-ever-wanted-to-know, you-are-there Martian odyssey, from the veteran writer-editor (Cyberbooks, Voyagers, etc.). Read full book review >

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ORION AMONG THE STARS by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The best entry so far in an evolving and increasingly worthwhile series."
What started out as a series of fantasy/superscience potboilers (Orion and the Conqueror, 1993, etc.) has shown notable improvement of late. 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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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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FORWARD IN TIME by Ben Bova
Released: Oct. 29, 1973

"Three stories about astronaut Kinsman create some complexity out of potentially cliched situations, but other efforts are less successful, like a strident paean to the virtues of egocentric humanity."
Ten reports from the future by a competent though noncoruscating practitioner. Read full book review >

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MILLENNIUM by Ben Bova
Released: March 9, 1976

"Slick, snappy narrative, worthy convictions, all-too-plausible forecasts."
December, 1999: on the Moon, the cheerfully coexisting American and Russian communities desperately watch their two energy-starved mother countries lurching toward nuclear war. Read full book review >

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LEVIATHANS OF JUPITER by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A book that has 'contractual obligation' stamped all over it."
Book 13 in Bova's Grand Tour series, and a direct sequel to Jupiter (2001), wherein physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter's planetary ocean in an attempt to study the enormous creatures that inhabit it. Read full book review >

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THE STARCROSSED by Ben Bova
Released: Nov. 1, 1975

"So-so to pretty funny."
The scene is Hollywood some 30 years hence, with such amenities as jasmine-scented smog (the civic authorities rotate flavors). Read full book review >

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TRANSHUMAN by Ben Bova
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2014

"Bova is usually good company, but this unabashed potboiler barely reaches tepid."
Scientific thriller from the author of New Earth (2013). Read full book review >

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MAN CHANGES THE WEATHER by Ben Bova
Released: Sept. 1, 1973

"It's a competent, readable summary and will no doubt spark some lively classroom discussion, though in the face of the chilling possibilities he cites — not only the well known pollution horrors but also government-ordered rainfall to quell demonstrations, or weather warfare in which countries vie to muck up each other's climate — there is something a little unsettling about Bova's sunny detachment."
Bova's survey of man's effect on weather ranges from a favorable report on modern American cloud seeding projects to a cautionary reminder of how man has unwittingly changed his atmosphere by pollution. 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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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 >