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Ben Bova

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Ben Bova

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Full Name: Benjamin William Bova
Born: November 8, 1932
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Occupation: Writer, Editor, Journalist
Nationality: American
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Biography

Author Interview: Ben Bova

Dr. Ben Bova's first published novel appeared in 1959. Since then he has written 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, and 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. In 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature."

At the Omegacon 2008 science fiction convention, Dr. Bova received the first annual Ben Bova Award "For Outstanding Achievement in Science Fiction Literature."

Dr. Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television and a widely-popular lecturer. Earlier, he was an award-winning editor and an executive in the aerospace industry.

His Grand Tour novels, such as Moonrise, Mars, and Titan combine romance, adventure, and the highest degree of scientific accuracy to show how the human race will expand through the solar system, and the impact this will have on individual human lives and society as a whole. His nonfiction books, such as FAINT ECHOES, DISTANT STARS and IMMORTALITY, have been honored by the American Librarians Association and others.

In his various writings, Dr. Bova has predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, solar power satellites, the discovery of organic chemicals in interstellar space, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), the discovery of life on Mars, stem cell therapy, the discovery of ice on the Moon, electronic book publishing and zero-gravity sex.

Dr. Bova has taught science fiction at Harvard University and at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, where he has also directed film courses. He received his doctorate in education in 1996 from California Coast University, a master of arts degree in communications from the State University of New York at Albany (1987) and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University (1954).

He lectures regularly on topics dealing with the prospects for human immortality, the interaction of science and politics, space exploration and development, the craft of writing, and the search for extraterrestrial life. He has worked with film makers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry.

Bio and picture courtesy of the author's official web site. Visit www.benbova.net for more infomation.


Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works

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 Analog Anthologies (Campbell)

 9. (1973)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 The Best of Bova

 1. (2016)
 2. (2016)
 3. (2017)
 
 
 
 

 Chet Kinsman

 0. (1987)
 1. (1979)
 2. (1976)
 4. (1967)
 
 

 Exiles

 0. (1980)
 1. (1971)
 2. (1972)
 3. (1975)
 
 

 The Grand Tour

 0. (2004)
 1. (2005)
 2. (1993)
 3. (1992)
 4. (1999)
 5. (2001)
 6. (2003)
 7. (2006)
 8. (2005)
 9. (2008)
 10. (2000)
 11. (2011)
 12. (2013)
 
 
 
 

 The Grand Tour: Moonrise

 1. (1996)
 2. (1998)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Grand Tour: Star Quest Trilogy

 1. (2013)
 2. (2015)
 3. (2016)
 
 
 
 

 The Grand Tour: The Asteroid Wars

 1. (2001)
 2. (2002)
 3. (2004)
 4. (2007)
 
 

 Nebula Awards

 42. (2008)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Orion

 1. (1984)
 2. (1988)
 3. (1990)
 4. (1994)
 5. (1995)
 6. (2012)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Sam Gunn

 0. (2007)
 1. (1992)
 2. (1998)
 
 
 
 

 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame

 2. (1973)
 3. (1973)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 To Save the Sun

 1. (1992)
 2. (1994)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Voyagers

 1. (1981)
 2. (1986)
 3. (1990)
 4. (2009)
 
 

 Watchmen

 2. (1964)
 3. (1969)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Winston Science Fiction

 34. (1959)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Short Fiction


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