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Ben Bova, American science fiction author legend, passes (RIP).

December 1, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Ben Bova, American science fiction author legend, passes (RIP).

Word has come in from legendary science fiction author Ben Bova’s niece that the great American sci-fi writer has passed away aged 88 following a stroke and what she described as Covid-19 related issues. As well as being a prolific writer of genre books, Ben served as an editor and high mucky-muck for both Analog magazine and Omni. […]

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Space Station Down by Ben Bova and Doug Beason (book review).

October 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Space Station Down by Ben Bova and Doug Beason (book review).

‘Space Station Down’ by Ben Bova and Doug Beason is a standalone near future Science Fiction thriller. The Americans and the Russians, with contributions from other nations, run the International Space Station (ISS). The Russians are so hungry for cash that they had flown up 36 multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) for the Americans on […]

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Uranus (Outer Planets Trilogy book 1) by Ben Bova (book review).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Uranus (Outer Planets Trilogy book 1) by Ben Bova (book review).

‘Uranus’ by Ben Bova is the first novel in the ‘Outer Planets Trilogy’. Uranus is the seventh planet in our Solar System but, unlike the other gas giants, its ocean has been sterilised of life. It becomes a backwater where nobody wanted to go ‘until the self-styled Reverend Kyle Umber conceived his plan of building […]

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Carbide Tipped Pens edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi (book review).

January 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Carbide Tipped Pens edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi (book review).

Anthologies can be tricky to approach. If it has separate authors, will the reader enjoy all of them? If the stories have wildly differing subject matter will they all be to the taste of the reader? The preface to ‘Carbide Tipped Pens’ by Eric Choi gives us an initial handle to put us in the […]

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New Earth by Ben Bova (book review).

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Earth by Ben Bova (book review).

I have always been rather a fan of Ben Bova’s novels and have read many of them, especially all of his ‘Grand Tour’ series, in which he visits all of the planets in our Solar System and many of the moons and asteroids (on almost all of which life of some sort is found). ‘New […]

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The Silent War (The Asteroid Wars book 3) by Ben Bova

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Silent War (The Asteroid Wars book 3) by Ben Bova

I am new to ‘The Asteroid Wars, having missed ‘The Precipice’ and ‘The Rock Rats’ that preceded this book but ‘The Silent War’ looked interesting enough to skip those and dive right in with the last book of the series. It certainly does not require the reader to have read the other books being a […]

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