The Dueling Machine (Official Complete Novel Edition) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Civilized, harmless virtual reality dueling has replaced all physical conflict — everything from punching someone over a personal insult to interstellar warfare... until a madman dictator of a small empire finds a way to cheat, and use the dueling machine to take over the galaxy!

From a six-time Hugo Award...
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The Dueling Machine (Official Complete Novel Edition)

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Overview

Civilized, harmless virtual reality dueling has replaced all physical conflict — everything from punching someone over a personal insult to interstellar warfare... until a madman dictator of a small empire finds a way to cheat, and use the dueling machine to take over the galaxy!

From a six-time Hugo Award winning master of science, and set in the same universe as The Star Conquerors, THE DUELING MACHINE is filled with real people facing the end of their world as they know it.

NOTE: THIS IS THE OFFICIAL, COMPLETE NOVEL EDITION.

Ben Bova wrote a short story of the same title which some others are selling as ebooks, but be aware they are NOT selling the complete novel -- nor are they authorized by Dr. Bova to sell it, nor do they pay any share to Dr. Bova. They are relying on a currently gray area of copyright law to claim the short story is public domain. Regardless, the other items are not the complete novel. This is the only ebook edition that is the complete novel, and is the only one authorized by Ben Bova.

Don't let the galaxy be taken over by a madman -- get your copy today!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013794832
  • Publisher: ReAnimus Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 722,715
  • File size: 639 KB

Meet the Author

Ben Bova is the author of nearly 125 futuristic novels and nonfiction books about science and high technology.
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 advent of international peacekeeping forces, the discovery of ice on the Moon, electronic book publishing and zero-gravity sex.
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, and he received the 2008 Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature."
Dr. 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, Inc., Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been a member of the Arizona Astronomy Board.
He is a columnist for the Naples Daily News and a widely-popular lecturer. Earlier in his career, he was an award-winning editor and an executive in the aerospace industry. He has worked with film makers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry.
His "Grand Tour" novels-including his award-winning TITAN-show how the human race will expand through the solar system, opening a new era of wealth and opportunity -- and conflict. His nonfiction books, such as IMMORTALITY and FAINT ECHOES, DISTANT STARS have been honored by organizations such as the American Librarians' Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has won six Science Fiction Achievement Awards (Hugos) and many other awards for writing.
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    Posted June 8, 2012

    great read

    Timeless

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