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Bova, Ben 1932-

Works: 742 works in 2,747 publications in 7 languages and 80,293 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Popular works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Political fiction  Interviews  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Contributor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PS3552.O84, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ben Bova
Mars by Ben Bova( Book )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member 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 )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member 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 by Robert Silverberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martian odyssey / Stanley G. Weinbaum --Twilight / John W. Campbell--(etc.)
Return to Mars by Ben Bova( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member 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
Science fiction, today and tomorrow : a discursive symposium by Reginald Bretnor( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical symposium on science fiction, this book features essays (by Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl, George Zebrowski, Frank Herbert, Theodore Sturgeon, Alan E. Nourse, Thomas N. Scortia, Reginald Bretnor, James Gunn, Alexei and Cory Panshin, Poul Anderson, Hal Clement, Anne McCaffrey, Gordon R. Dickson, and Jack Williamson) dealing with such subjects as: the role of science fiction; the publishing of science fiction; science fiction and the visual media; science fiction and a world of crisis; science fiction, morals, and religion; science fiction and man's adaptation to change; science fiction as the imaginary experiment; science fiction in the age of space; science fiction, new trends and old; the creation of imaginary worlds; and creation of imaginary beings; romance and glamour in science fiction; plausibility in science fiction; and science fiction, teaching, and criticism. A bibliography of books discussing science fiction is included. (Ll)
The beauty of light by Ben Bova( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the nature, forms, uses, and effects of light
Jupiter by Ben Bova( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member 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
Moonrise by Ben Bova( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 WorldCat member 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 precipice by Ben Bova( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member 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. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Titan by Ben Bova( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member 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
Farside by Ben Bova( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The discovery of an Earth-sized planet 30 light years from Earth sparks a race to develop a telescope to create a photographic record of the new world. The far side of the moon, with its "clear" view of space, seems an ideal location, but the project's planners must contend with rivalries from the existing moon colony of Selene. Sent from Earth to assist Dr. Ulrich, director of Angel Observatory, Dr. Trudy Yost immediately becomes involved in the web of politics, sabotage, and physical obstacles that mark life on Farside."--Library Journal
Saturn by Ben Bova( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member 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
The rock rats by Ben Bova( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 940 WorldCat member 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
Voyagers by Ben Bova( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member 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."
Transhuman by Ben Bova( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life, his ten-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When he learns that Angela has an inoperable brain tumor and is given less than six months to live, Abramson wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing that Angela will die before he can get approval of the treatment, Abramson abducts Angela from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon. Luke realizes he's too old and decrepit to flee across the country with his sick granddaughter, chased by the FBI. So he injects himself with a genetic factor that will stimulate his body's production of telomerase, an enzyme that has successfully reversed aging in animal tests. As the chase weaves across the country from one research facility to another, Luke begins to grow physically younger, stronger. He looks and feels the way he did thirty or forty years ago. Yet his lung cancer is not abating; if anything the tumors are growing faster. And Angela is dying"--
New Earth by Ben Bova( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Award-winning author Ben Bova brings us New Earth, his latest tale of science fiction. The entire world is thrilled by the discovery of a new Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows that the planet has oceans of liquid water and a breathable oxygen-rich atmosphere. Eager to gain more information, a human exploration team is soon dispatched to explore the planet, now nicknamed New Earth. All of the explorers understand that they are essentially on a one-way mission. The trip takes eighty years each way, so even if they are able to get back to Earth, nearly 200 years will have elapsed. They will have aged only a dozen years thanks to cryonic suspension, but their friends and family will be gone and the very society that they once knew will have changed beyond recognition. The explorers are going into exile, and they know it. They are on this mission not because they were the best available, but because they were expendable. Upon landing on the planet they discover something unexpected: New Earth is inhabited by a small group of intelligent creatures who look very much like human beings. Who are these people? Are they native to this world, or invaders from elsewhere?While they may seem inordinately friendly to the human explorers, what are their real motivations? What do they want?Moreover, the scientists begin to realize that this planet cannot possibly be natural. They face a startling and nearly unthinkable question: Could New Earth be an artifact?"--
Mars life by Ben Bova( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member 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
Moonwar by Ben Bova( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member 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
Power play by Ben Bova( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recruited by an ambitious senatorial candidate, astronomer Jake Ross is directed to promote a new innovation for cheap energy, a situation that is complicated by the technology's hazards and the extreme tactics used by both political rivals
Mercury by Ben Bova( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Mercury is explored for possible technological benefits, Dante investigates the planet's potential as an orbit point for power satellites, Victor looks for evidence of life, and Elliot oversees the scientific progress of the first two
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Ben Bova

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