Bova, Ben 1932-
Most widely held works about Ben Bova
Most widely held works by Ben Bova
Mars by Ben Bova ( Book )
42 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,799 libraries worldwide
Half Navajo American Jamie Waterman is a geologist whose dream comes true when he is selected for the first landing team on Mars. He endures the rigors of training, the personality conflicts and political intrigues, as well as the dangers of traveling over 100 million kilometers in space. Once the international crew lands on Mars, they discover they must battle not only the alien land they have invaded but earthbound bureaucrats as well. As they head toward a chasm that is ten times larger than the Grand Canyon, the twenty-five astronauts come face-to-face with the most shocking discovery of all.
Voyagers by Ben Bova ( Book )
60 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,552 libraries worldwide
Ex-astronaut Dr. Keith Stoner reveals that an extraterrestrial spacecraft is heading for Earth, and he fights for a place in the frantic efforts of the Americans, the Russians, and others in preparing for the initial contact with these "voyagers."
Return to Mars by Ben Bova ( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
On Mars a conflict breaks out between two factions of an expedition, led by half-Indian astronaut Jamie Waterman. One side wants to exploit the planet for commerce, the other to keep it ecologically pure. By the author of Mars.
Venus by Ben Bova ( Book )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
Corporate tycoon Martin Humphries offers a ten-billion-dollar prize to anyone who can land on Venus and retrieve the remains of his eldest son, who died trying to land years earlier.
Science fiction hall of fame ( Book )
17 editions published between 1913 and 1974 in English and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
Martian odyssey / Stanley G. Weinbaum --Twilight / John W. Campbell--(etc.).
The beauty of light by Ben Bova ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
Examines the nature, forms, uses, and effects of light.
Jupiter by Ben Bova ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
"Grant Archer merely wanted to study astrophysics, to work quietly as an astronomer on the far side of the moon. But the forces of the New Morality, the coalition of censorious do-gooders who run twenty-first-century America, have other plans for him." -- Jacket.
The precipice by Ben Bova ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 1,304 libraries worldwide
Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Randolph knows the energy and natural resources of space can save Earth's economy, but the price may be the loss of the only thing he has left--the company he founded, Astro Manufacturing. Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he doesn't care if Earth perishes in the process. And he knows that the perfect bait to ensnare Dan Randolph--and take control of Astro--is his revolutionary new fusion propulsion system. As Randolph--accompanied by two fascinating women who are also brilliant astronauts--flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph's hands. The Asteroid Wars have begun.
Moonrise by Ben Bova ( Book )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
A novel on the technological advances and corporate intrigues--including murder--of Masterson Aerospace. The company operates a moon base and is one of the beneficiaries of the privatization of space by the U.S. government.
Titan by Ben Bova ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
Space traveling for an extended time to one of Saturn's moons, the crew of the enormous colony ship Goddard falls prey to long-standing tensions after a first exploration vessel mysteriously fails.
Science fiction, today and tomorrow; a discursive symposium by Reginald Bretnor ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 1,250 libraries worldwide
Saturn by Ben Bova ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
On a future Earth where fundamentalist politicians rule, the planet's dissidents are boarded on a space ark destined for Saturn, a journey that is further challenged by the schemes of corrupt individuals.
The rock rats by Ben Bova ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
This sequel to The Precipice continues the saga of the struggle for the wealth of the solar system. Annotation. Visionary space industrialist Dan Randolph is dead-but his proteacute;geacute;, pilot Pancho Barnes, now sits on the board of his conglomerate. She has her work cut out for her. For Randolph's rival, Martin Humphries, still wants to control Astro and still wants to drive independent asteroid miners like Lars Fuchs out of business. Humphries wants revenge against Pancho-and, most of all, he wants his old flame, Amanda, who has become Lars Fuchs's wife. Brimming with memorable characters and human conflict, rugged high-tech prospectors and boardroom betrayals, The Rock Rats continues the tale of our near-future struggle over the incalculable wealth of the Asteroid Belt, the richest source of raw mineral wealth known to humankind. Before it ends, many will die-and many will achieve more than they ever dreamed was possible.
Mercury by Ben Bova ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
As Mercury is explored for possible technological benefits, Dante Alexios investigates the planet's potential as an orbit point for power satellites, Victor Molina looks for evidence of life, and Elliot Danvers oversees the scientific progress of the first two.
The silent war by Ben Bova ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
The lives of thousands hang in the balance when the ruthless competition between Astro Corporation and Humphries Space Systems reaches a peak and others decide to take advantage of the conflict.
Death dream by Ben Bova ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
A thriller set in the world of virtual reality. In Florida, a company creates an amusement park which gives people the impression they are walking on the moon, swimming under the ocean, or playing major league baseball. But delusion has its downside and in this case it is deadly. By the author of Dream of the Wolf.
The aftermath by Ben Bova ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Running a galactic ore carrier with his family in the wake of the Asteroid Wars, Victor Zacharius flies their ship into the middle of a military attack and bravely saves his family, only to find himself in the clutches of the seductive Cheena Madagascar.
Moonwar by Ben Bova ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
Nanotechnology is banned on Earth, but colonists on the Moon refuse to follow suit as the technology is vital to their survival. So the United Nations dispatches a peacekeeping force to impose the ban and the colonists prepare to declare independence.
The green trap by Ben Bova ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
Investigating the murder of his microbiologist brother, Paul Cochrane follows the trail from California to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to investigate his brother's work on a process that could produce a limitless supply of free energy to power the world.
Mars life by Ben Bova ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program. Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village. Science and politics clash on two worlds as Jamie desperately tries to save the Mars program and uncover who the vanished Martians were.--From publisher description.
Amusement parks Asteroids Astronautics Astronauts Astrophysicists Audiobooks Brothers Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cyanobacteria Exploration of Mars (Planet) Exploration of outer space Fiction Florida Genetic engineering Hydrogen as fuel--Research Interplanetary voyages Jupiter (Planet) Juvenile works Korea (North) Lasers--Military applications Life on other planets Light Lunar bases Mars (Planet) Martians Mercury (Planet) Mines and mineral resources Nuclear weapons Orion (Fictitious character) Outer space Popular works Satellites Saturn (Planet) Saturn (Planet)--Titan (Satellite) Science fiction Science fiction Science fiction, American Science fiction, English Science fiction--Authorship Scientists Space colonies Space flight Space flight to Mars Space stations Space vehicles Space warfare United States Venus (Planet) Virtual reality Women air pilots
Bova, Benjamin, 1932-
Bova, Benjamin William, 1932-
Bovah, Ben, 1932
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