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Bova, Ben 1932-

Works: 549 works in 1,693 publications in 3 languages and 79,692 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Popular works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Interviews  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: PS3552.O84, 813.54
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Publications about Ben Bova
Publications by Ben Bova
Most widely held works by Ben Bova
Science fiction hall of fame by Ben Bova( Book )
36 editions published between 1913 and 1998 in English and held by 1,808 libraries worldwide
Martian odyssey / Stanley G. Weinbaum --Twilight / John W. Campbell--(etc.)
Mars by Ben Bova( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,755 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
Venus by Ben Bova( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,469 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
Return to Mars by Ben Bova( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,402 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
Jupiter by Ben Bova( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,393 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 )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,331 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
The beauty of light by Ben Bova( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,300 libraries worldwide
Examines the nature, forms, uses, and effects of light
Titan by Ben Bova( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English 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
Saturn by Ben Bova( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
Overview: Second in size only to Jupiter, bigger than a thousand Earths but light enough to float in water, home of crushing gravity and delicate, seemingly impossible rings, it dazzles and attracts us: SATURN Earth groans under the thumb of fundamentalist political regimes. Crisis after crisis has given authoritarians the upper hand. Freedom and opportunity exist in space, for those with the nerve and skill to run the risks. Now the governments of Earth are encouraging many of their most incorrigible dissidents to join a great ark on a one-way expedition, twice Jupiter's distance from the Sun, to Saturn, the ringed planet that baffled Galileo and has fascinated astronomers ever since. But humans will be human, on Earth or in the heavens-so amidst the idealism permeating Space Habitat Goddard are many individuals with long-term schemes, each awaiting the tight moment. And hidden from them is the greatest secret of all, the real purpose of this expedition, known to only a few
Science fiction, today and tomorrow; a discursive symposium by Reginald Bretnor( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
Moonrise by Ben Bova( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 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
The rock rats by Ben Bova( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,182 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 )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,156 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 aftermath by Ben Bova( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Running a galactic ore carrier with his family in the wake of the Asteroid Wars, Victor Zacharias 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
The silent war by Ben Bova( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,142 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
Mars life by Ben Bova( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,067 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
Leviathans of Jupiter by Ben Bova( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
To prove that the massive symbionts, named Leviathans, that inhabit Jupiter's atmosphere possess intelligence, physicist Grant Archer readies a deep-pressure manned probe for immersion in the giant planet's deadly cloud cover. Equally anxious to thwart his attempt, millionaire Katherine Westfall seeks to outmaneuver Archer in her bid for the top spot in the International Astronautical Authority (IAA) by any means possible--including murder
Powersat by Ben Bova( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of a terrible space accident, spaceplane scientist Dan Randolph, who designed the vehicle, realizes that his experiment was sabotaged and must outmaneuver terrorists, the government, and his creditors in order to prove himself
First contact : the search for extraterrestrial intelligence ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Major scientists involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, explain their work and consider philosophical questions
Able one by Ben Bova( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
Can an experimental defense system stop North Korean missile strikes? "Able One" is a timely thrill-ride by one of science fiction's most respected novelists
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Alternative Names
Bova, B.
Bova, Ben
Bova, Benjamin.
Bova, Benjamin, 1932-
Bova, Benjamin William, 1932-
Bovah, Ben, 1932-
בובה, בן
ボーヴァ, ベン
English (290)
German (5)
French (1)
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