Search Results: "Ben Bova"


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CYBERBOOKS by Ben Bova
Released: May 9, 1989

"Since Bova abandoned ideology 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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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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ESCAPE! by Ben Bova
Released: April 6, 1970

"A sci-finesse of a social problem that puts a premium on effort and expertise."
Trust Ben Bova to come up with something tricky: a juvenile rehabilitation center regulated by a computer that gives the boys every chance—except to escape. 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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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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THE HIGH ROAD by Ben Bova
Released: Sept. 16, 1981

"That, at least, is an argument that will not be lost on environmentalists—who might otherwise be tempted to leave the book to enthusiasts altogether."
Off we go into the wild blue yonder—not for space colonies, at least not yet—but to solve the energy crisis, create new jobs above and below, mine the moon, shuttle to low orbit way-stations between here and the asteroids, tend to solarpower satellites, and fulfill other dreams of power and glory. 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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Released: July 30, 1971

At Scientific American level, a sound, selective, non-mathematical treatment of theory and research in the difficult area of plasmas or ionized gases. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF THE NEBULAS by Ben Bova
Released: April 17, 1989

The Science Fiction Writers of America has been voting to award "nebulas" since 1965; this, then, is a 21-story best-of-the-best collection (novels excluded), 1965-85, again as voted by the SFWA. Read full book review >

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VENUS by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

"The coming-of-age theme, though, should find its natural YA audience."
Guess where the action of editor/writer Bova's latest science fiction yarn (Return to Mars, 1999, etc.) takes place? 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 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 >