Ben Bova
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Ben Bova

The author of more than 100 futuristic novels and nonfiction books,
Dr. Ben 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, 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. Earlier, he was an award-winning editor of ANALOG and OMNI and an executive in the aerospace industry.
Dr. Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television and popular lecturer.
His website is: http://www.benbova.com

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    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CHAPTER LIST to Help Find Stories

    • By Lance on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Greatest' is the word...

    • By dutch wolff on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-B

    • By: Ben Bova, Isaac Asimov, others
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto, Vivienne Leheny, Gabriel Sloyer, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AUDIO SPACE VACATION!

    • By Giavanna on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Jupiter

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Christian Noble, David Warner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 174

    Grant Archer merely wanted to study astrophysics, to work quietly as an astronomer on the far side of the Moon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stuff!

    • By Kevin on 08-12-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Leviathans of Jupiter

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Samantha Eggar, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    What secrets lurk in the depths of Jupiter’s oceans....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply Flawed

    • By Conker on 07-10-12

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Mars

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 436

    Half-Navajo geologist Jamie Waterman has been selected for the ground team of the first manned expedition to our mysterious neighbor planet....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Near Future Sci-Fi

    • By Ben on 05-21-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Titan

    • A Tale of Cataclysmic Discovery
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir, Stephen Hoye, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    The gigantic colony ship Goddard has at last made orbit around the ringed planet Saturn, carrying a volatile population of more than 10,000 dissidents, rebels, and visionaries seeking a new life....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great voice tallent wasted on a lame book

    • By J. Carpenter on 09-25-07

    Regular price: $29.27

    • Powersat

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly wrong. An experimental low-orbit spaceplane breaks up on reentry, falling to earth over a trail hundreds of miles long....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book but substandard recording

    • By Greg on 11-25-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Sam Gunn Omnibus

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Richard Brewer, Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, and others
    • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 596
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 545

    A hero without peer or scruples, Sam Gunn has a nose for trouble, money, and women, though not necessarily in that order....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Quaint collection of short stories

    • By HL on 10-04-13

    Regular price: $38.46

    • Return to Mars

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    Six years after the first manned Martian expedition, a second has been announced, this one motivated purely by its profitable potential....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun continuation of Mars, but has Editing Issues

    • By J on 10-07-13

    Regular price: $27.97

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