Search Results: "Ben Bova"


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THE ROCK RATS by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Once again, Bova in top form."
A direct sequel to The Precipice (2001) and addition to Bova's near/medium-future series about humanity's expansion through the solar system. Read full book review >

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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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THE KINSMAN SAGA by Ben Bova
Released: Oct. 20, 1987

"Kinsman fans and tree believers only."
A massive put unoriginal tome; in fact, a rewrite combining two previously published works, Millennium (1976) and its later "prequel" Kinsman (1979), itself a rewrite of various short stories that appeared during the 1970's. Read full book review >

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TITAN by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2006

"Clicks along like a well-oiled machine: smooth, precise and reliable, inching Bova's grand design forward another notch or two."
This addition to Bova's impressive multi-volume saga of humanity's expansion through the solar system chronologically follows Saturn (2003). Read full book review >

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POWER SURGE by Ben Bova
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"With higher stakes and a faster-paced plot, this could have been a gritty political thriller. But as it is, it's a thriller without the thrills, bogged down in talk instead of action."
An idealist from Montana takes on the Washington machine in this near-future novel. Read full book review >

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MOONWAR by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1998

"Rousing, inventive, persuasively knotty, with loads of tension and excitement: overall, far more involving and gripping than the previous volume."
Having done all the stage-setting for his near/medium-future lunar saga in Moonrise (1996), Bova slams right into the action in this declaration-of-independence sequel. 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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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 >

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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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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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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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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 >