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    • 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 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 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 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best SF audio book ever.

    • By MikeFarr on 10-26-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Gateways

    • Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl
    • By: Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sensawonda

    • By Kindle me this: on 09-23-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Aftermath

    • Book Four of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    When the spaceship Viking encounters a variety of adversaries in the Asteroid Belt - including a prospector and his family, a cyborg, the solar system's greatest sculptor, and an evil industrialist - a confrontation begins that transforms the human solar system.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Space Opera

    • By George on 10-23-14

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Orion

    • Orion Series, Book 1
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 406

    John O'Ryan is not a god...not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of our ancestors to the final confrontation under the hammer of nuclear annihilation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • TRUE WARRIOR

    • By Professor on 11-28-12
    • Orion Series, Book 1
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Series: Orion, Book 1
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 648 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Silent War

    • Book Three of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Amanda Karr, Christian Noble, cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    When corporations go to war, standard business practice goes out the window. Astro Corporation is led by indomitable Texan Pancho Lane, Humphries Space Systems by the rich and ruthless Martin Humphries, and their fight is over nothing less than resources of the Asteroid Belt itself. Fighting escalates and the lines between commerce and politics, boardroom and bedroom blur. And the keys to victory will include physics, nanotechnology, and cold hard cash.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Bova

    • By L. on 05-29-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • New Earth

    • The Grand Tour, Book 18
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 286

    We’ve found another Earthlike planet, but what secrets does it hold? The entire world is thrilled by the discovery of a new, Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows that the planet has oceans of water and a breathable, oxygen-rich atmosphere. Eager to learn more, an exploration team is soon dispatched to explore the planet, now nicknamed New Earth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting plot, dated and simplistic writing.

    • By mahoneko on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Powersat

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    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. And in its wake is the beginning of the most important mission in the history of spaceflight.

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

    • By Greg on 11-25-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Ben Bova and Orson Scott Card

    • The Audible Interview
    • By: Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 816
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 415
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 409

    Acclaimed science-fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Ben Bova, along with their shared audiobook producer and occasional narrator Stefan Rudnicki, discuss audiobooks and their works in a joint interview. The authors touch on their thoughts on audiobooks vs. print editions, the effect of technology on literature, religion, science, and many other fascinating topics sure to intrigue both Card and Bova fans, as well as all audiobook enthusiasts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun

    • By Flashotron on 08-23-07

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Mars

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 675
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 449

    Half-Navajo geologist Jamie Waterman has been selected for the ground team of the first manned expedition to our mysterious neighbor planet. Joining an international team of astronauts and scientists, he endures the rigors of training, the dangers of traveling an incredible distance in space, the challenges of an alien landscape, and the personal and political conflicts that arise when the team must face the most shocking discovery of all.

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

    • By Ben on 05-21-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Rock Rats

    • Book Two of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey, Amanda Karr, cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    Visionary space industrialist Dan Randolph is dead, but his protege, 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little disappointing

    • By Steve Cross on 04-04-06

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Fredric Brown, Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Ben Hurst, Emmett Casey, Ran Allan Ricard, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, great narrators

    • By Noah on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $19.58

    • Death Wave

    • The Star Quest Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    When Kell and his team return to Earth many years after their departure, they find that their world has changed almost beyond recognition. Not only has a second wave of greenhouse flooding caused sea levels to rise, but society has been changed by the consequences of the climate shift. Few people want to face Jordan Kell's news. He must convince Earth's new rulers that the human race is in danger of extinction unless it acts to forestall the death wave coming from the galaxy's heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for every one .

    • By Joseph A. Zamarripa on 03-19-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Carbide Tipped Pens

    • Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction
    • By: Ben Bova (editor), Eric Choi (editor)
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    In Carbide Tipped Pens,over a dozen of today's most creative imaginations explore these frontiers, carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction into the 21st century by extrapolating from the latest scientific developments and discoveries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Actually Four and a Half for Provocative Stories

    • By Lisa Davidson on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Saturn

    • A Novel of the Ringed Planet
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki, full cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    In the best-selling novels Venus and Jupiter, Ben Bova dramatized the latest discoveries about our own solar system in an epic tale of near-future exploration and development. Now Bova turns his attention to one of our system's greatest mysteries, Saturn.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed It

    • By Don on 09-18-04

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Precipice

    • Book One of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Amanda Karr, cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 193

    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. 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 does not care if Earth perishes in the process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Space Opera Fun ( not for Kids)

    • By Chris on 02-08-06

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Return to Mars

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    Six years after the first manned Martian expedition, a second has been announced, this one motivated purely by its profitable potential. Half-Navajo geologist Jamie Waterman, a veteran of the first mission, feels his conflicted soul beckoning him back to the eerie, unforgiving planet. As commander of the new exploratory team, he will have to contend with a bitter and destructive rivalry, a disturbing new emotional attraction, and deadly, incomprehensible "accidents" that appear to be sabotage.

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

    • By J on 10-07-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    Master storyteller Ben Bova continues his multi-volume "Grand Tour" saga chronicling humanity's exploration of near space with Titan, a fast-paced thriller focused on the first manned mission to the Solar System's most intriguing world. Skillfully blending high drama, passionate characters, and daring speculation with the latest discoveries from the current Cassini/Huygens probe of Saturn's moon, Bova has crafted a heart-stopping tale of epic adventure on mankind's next frontier.

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

    • By J. Carpenter on 09-25-07

    Regular price: $29.27

    • Jupiter

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Christian Noble, David Warner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 403
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    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 21st-century America, have other plans for him. To his distress, Grant is torn from his young bride and sent to a research station in orbit around Jupiter, charged with the task of spying on the scientists who work there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stuff!

    • By Kevin on 08-12-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Colony

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Kristopher Tabori
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Island One is a celestial utopia, and David Adams is its most perfect creation - a man with a brain as advanced as any computer and a body free of human frailties. But David is a prisoner - a captive of the colony that created him - destined to spend the days of his life in an island-sized cylinder that circles a doomed and desperate home planet. Thousands of miles below him, a world trembles; its people cringe in terror and despair in anticipation of an impending apocalypse. And fate has cast one extraordinary human in the role of savior.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex Classic Sci-Fi Thriller -- Must Read

    • By GH on 09-23-13

    Regular price: $27.97

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