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Dr. Ben Bova's has written more than
120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, and has been involved in
science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space
age. 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. In 2008 he won
the Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work
in the field of literature."
Dr. Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television and
a widely-popular lecturer. Earlier, he was an award-winning editor
and an executive in the aerospace industry.
His Grand Tour novels, such as Moonrise, Mars, and Titan
combine romance, adventure, and the highest degree of scientific
accuracy to show how the human race will expand through the solar
system, and the impact this will have on individual human lives and
society as a whole. His nonfiction books, such as Faint Echoes, Distant Stars, and Immortality, have been honored by the American
Librarians Association and others.
Dr. Bova has taught science fiction at Harvard University and
at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, where he has also
directed film courses. He received his doctorate in education in 1996
from California Coast University, a Master of Arts degree in
communications from the State University of New York at Albany (1987)
and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University (1954).
He was a regular commentator on WGCU-FM, the southwest Florida
NPR station. He was the science analyst on CBS Morning News, and has
appeared frequently on Good Morning America and the Today show.
Bova was born in Philadelphia and worked as a newspaper
reporter for several years before joining Project Vanguard. His
articles, opinion pieces and reviews have appeared in Scientific
American, Nature, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and
many other newspapers and magazines.
A member of the Arizona Astronomy Board, Dr. Bova was earlier
on the Steering Committee for the NASA/Space Transportation
Association study on space tourism. He has served on panels of the
Office of Technology Assessment. He is a member of the Board of
Governors of the National Space Society, a charter member of the
Planetary Society, and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary
Society. Temple University honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus in
1981, and in 1982 made him an Alumni Fellow.
1. Voyagers (1981) 2. The Alien Within (1986) 3. Star Brothers (1990) 4. The Return (2009)
1. Orion (1984) 2. Vengeance of Orion (1988) 3. Orion in the Dying Time (1990) 4. Orion and the Conqueror (1994) 5. Orion Among the Stars (1995)
6. Orion and King Arthur (2012)
Ben Bova's Grand Tour of the Universe
1. Mars (1992) 2. Empire Builders (1993) 3. Return to Mars (1999) 4. Venus (2000) 5. Jupiter (2000) 6. Saturn (2003) 7. Tales of the Grand Tour (2004) 8. Mercury (2005) 9. Powersat (2005)
10. Titan (2006) 12. Mars Life (2008) 13. Leviathans of Jupiter (2011) 14. New Earth (2013)
Sam Gunn Series
1. Sam Gunn, Unlimited (1992) 2. Sam Gunn Forever (1998) 3. The Sam Gunn Omnibus (omnibus) (2007)
To Save the Sun (with A J Austin)
1. To Save the Sun (1992) 2. To Fear the Light (1994)
Moon Wars Series
1. Moonrise (1996) 2. Moonwar (1997)
Asteroid Wars Series
1. The Precipice (2001) 2. The Rock Rats (2002) 3. The Silent War (2004) 4. The Aftermath (2007)
The Weathermakers (1967) Out of the Sun (1968) Escape! (1970) THX 1138 (1971) As on a Darkling Plain (1972) The Winds of Altair (1972) When the Sky Burned (1973) Gremlins, Go Home! (1974) (with Gordon R Dickson) The Starcrossed (1975) City of Darkness (1976) The Multiple Man (1976) Colony (1978) Test of Fire (1982) Privateers (1985) Peacekeepers (1988) Cyberbooks (1989) The Trikon Deception (1992) (with Bill Pogue) Triumph (1993) Death Dream (1994) Brothers (1995) The Green Trap (2006) The Immortality Factor (2009) Able One (2010) The Hittite (2010)
Power Play (2012) Farside (2013) Mars, Inc.: The Billionaires Club (2013)
Hour of the Gremlins (2002) (with Gordon R Dickson) Laugh Lines (2008)
Forward in Time (1973) Maxwell's Demons (1978) Escape Plus (1984) The Astral Mirror (1985) Prometheans (1986) Battle Station (1987) Future Crime (1990) Challenges (1993) The Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042 (1994) (with Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle and Charles Sheffield) Twice Seven (1998)
Analog Analog 9 (1973) Analog Annual (1974) The Best of Analog (1978)
The Many Worlds of SF (1971) Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2A (1973) Science Fiction Hall of Fame (1974) Science Fiction Hall of Fame: The Novellas (1975)
The Milky Way Galaxy (1961) Giants of the Animal World (1962) Reptiles Since the World Began (1964) Uses of Space (1965) Planets, Life and LGM (1970) In Quest of Quasars (1971) Man Changes the Weather (1973) Starflight and Other Improbabilities (1973) The New Astronomies (1973) The Weather Changes Man (1973) The Fourth State of Matter: Plasma dynamics and tomorrow's technology (1974) Analog Science Fact Reader (1974) Workshops in Space (1974) Notes to a Science Fiction Writer (1975) Science: Who Needs It? (1975) Through Eyes of Wonder (1975) Closeup: New Worlds (1977) (with Trudy E Bell) The Seeds of Tomorrow (1977) Viewpoint (1977) The High Road (1981) Vision of the Future: The art of Robert McCall (1982) Assured Survival: Putting the Star Wars Defense in Perspective (1984) Star Peace: Assured Survival (1986) Welcome to Moonbase (1987) Interactions: A Journey Through the Mind of a Particle Physicist and the Matter of This World (1988) (with Sheldon Glashow) The Beauty of Light (1988) Immortality: How Science is Extending Your Life Span and Changing the World (1990) First Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (1990) (with Byron Preiss) Are We Alone in the Cosmos?: The Search for Alien Contact (1992) The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells (1994) World Building (1996) (with Stephen Gillett) Aliens and Alien Societies: A writer's guide to creating extraterrestial life-forms (1996) (with Stanley Schmidt) Space Travel (1997) (with Anthony R Lewis) The Story of Light (2001) The Living Universe: The Science and Politics of Finding Life Beyond Earth (2002) Faint Echoes, Distant Stars: The Science and Politics of Finding Life Beyond Earth (2004)
Anthologies with Stories by Ben Bova
Rod Serling's Devils and Demons (1967) Partners in Wonder (1971) Again Dangerous Visions Book 2 (1972) The Best Science Fiction of the Year 2 (1973) 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978) Dragons of Darkness (1981) Random Access Messages of the Computer Age (1984) Top Science Fiction (1984) Commando Brigade 3000 (1994) Tales in Space (1995) Tombs (1995) Intergalactic Mercenaries (1996) Nebula Awards 30 (1996) The Williamson Effect (1996) The Year's Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection (2000)