Ben Bova

Biography

Ben Bova is the author of nearly 125 futuristic novels and nonfiction books about science and high technology.

In his various writings, Dr. Bova has predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, solar power satellites, the discovery of organic chemicals in interstellar space, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), the advent of international peacekeeping forces, the discovery of ice on the Moon, electronic book publishing and zero-gravity sex.

Dr. Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, “for fueling mankind’s imagination regarding the wonders of outer space.” His 2006 novel TITAN received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year, and he received the 2008 Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature.”

Dr. Bova has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age. President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc., Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been a member of the Arizona Astronomy Board.

He is a columnist for the Naples Daily News and a widely-popular lecturer. Earlier in his career, he was an award-winning editor and an executive in the aerospace industry. He has worked with film makers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry.

His “Grand Tour” novels – including his award-winning TITAN - show how the human race will expand through the solar system, opening a new era of wealth and opportunity – and conflict. His nonfiction books, such as IMMORTALITY and FAINT ECHOES, DISTANT STARS have been honored by organizations such as the American Librarians’ Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has won six Science Fiction Achievement Awards (Hugos) and many other awards for writing.

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Books

To Save The Sun
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,570. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
ANCIENT EARTH IS DOOMED... Earth's Sun will explode, not millions of years hence but in mere lifetimes—violently enough to scour Earth clean and leave the Empire of the Hundred Worlds adrift. The Empire's scientists deem that nothing can be done. The age of heroism is past: this is the long, stagnant afternoon of the human race. By six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova.
The Starcrossed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,570. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A stinging SFnal, futuristic satire on the TV industry, based a bit on reality.
Immortality: How Science Is Extending Your Life Span--and Changing The World
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / General, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Dr. Bova explores the future effects of science and technology on the human life span. Death will no longer be the inevitable end of life.
The Story of Light
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 127,040. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Optics & Light
In this all-encompassing work, Ben Bova explores the subject of light and shows how it has shaped every aspect of our existence.
Space Travel - A Science Fiction Writer's Guide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An indispensible tool for all science fiction writers, Space Travel explains the science you need to help you make your fiction plausible. From six-time Hugo Award winning master writer and editor Ben Bova, and former President of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Inc.
Forward in Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,920. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Get ready for a series of future shocks from the award-winning Ben Bova! What would you do if you found yourself face to face with: —A mathematical equation that proves you are about to die? —A seductive siren who promises you sex and death in outer space? —A brainwashing technique that will turn you either into a superman or a monster? These future shocks and more in—FORWARD IN TIME!
The Winds of Altair
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 73,360. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
With Earth struggling with too few resources for too many people, Jeff Holman heard the call to colonize the stars. Jeff signed up hoping for adventure, and hoping he could help save Earth's teeming masses by creating a new world: Altair VI. Jeff is determined to make Altair a haven for the human race before Earth collapses. But Altair VI isn't making it easy.
As on a Darkling Plain
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,040. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
As on a Darkling Plain is the chronological first book in The Others Saga by SF master and six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova. The discovery of huge alien machines operating on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is just the beginning of a nightmare for Dr. Sidney Lee. He is convinced that, without the intervention of his crew, these machines will destroy mankind.
Test of Fire
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,140. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A small group of survivors fight to rebuild civilization after the Earth is devastated by a huge solar flare. From the six-time Hugo Award winning author Ben Bova.
Vengeance of Orion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,990. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Orion must travel back in time to change history and save Troy from the Greek army, or lose the only woman he has ever loved.
Star Watchmen
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,660. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Mankind rules a giant galactic empire, but not all the worlds are pleased. Can the Star Watch prevent a revolt? From six-time Hugo Award winning author Ben Bova.
Colony
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 135,060. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Island One is a celestial utopia, and David Adams is its most perfect creation. But David is a prisoner, destined to spend his life in an island-sized cylinder orbiting a doomed home planet. David has a plan—one that will ultimately save humanity... or destroy it. From six-time Hugo Award winning author Ben Bova.
Escape!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,760. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
No end to Danny's sentence, watched by a sentient computer, and no way out of the escape-proof prison, there was only one thing to do... From six-time Hugo Award-winning author Ben Bova.
The Kinsman Saga
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 187,740. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Chet Kinsman is an astronaut ace who has done everything in space—including committing the first murder. Kinsman has to confront his hidden past and decide Earth's destiny, in a desperate countdown to nuclear annihilation.
The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 76,530. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Learn how to write SF from the master! Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor explains step by step all the elements you need to write profesionally selling science fiction.
The Star Conquerors
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 55,140. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Six time Hugo winner Ben Bova's excellent first novel—previously only available as a rare used book costing $500 or more, now an ebook with the original Mel Hunter cover and an essay from Ben on the history of the book!
The Dueling Machine
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Civilized, harmless virtual reality dueling has replaced all physical conflict — everything from punching someone over a personal insult to interstellar warfare... until a madman dictator of a small empire finds a way to cheat, and use the dueling machine to take over the galaxy! From Hugo Award winning author Ben Bova.
The Weathermakers
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 59,050. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
After conquering everything else, the last frontier was... controlling Mother Nature! By the award-winning hard SF author of the Grand Tour series.
The Exiles Trilogy
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 138,640. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When all the best of Earth's scientists are exiled to a space station, they decide to embark on an even grander adventure to the stars. An epic trilogy in one volume.

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