ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ben Bova, six-time Hugo Award winner and author of more than eighty futuristic novels and nonfiction books, has been involved in science and high technology since the beginning of the space program. Formerly president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and President Emeritus of the National Space Society, Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television, and a popular lecturer. He has also been an editor and an executive in the aerospace industry.
His novels, such as Mars, The Exiles Trilogy, and The Grand Tour series, combine romance, adventure, and scientific accuracy to explore the impact of technological developments on individuals and on society as a whole. His nonfiction books, such as Welcome to Moonbase and Assured Survival, show how modern technology can be used to solve economic, social and political problems.
Bova has taught science fiction writing at Harvard University and at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He lectures regularly on topics dealing with the space program, energy, the craft of writing, and the art of predicting the future. His audiences have included the National Geographic Society, government and corporate executive groups. He has worked with film makers and television producers, such as Woody Allen, George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry.
Bova has appeared on hundreds of radio and television broadcasts. He was a regular guest on CBS Morning News, and has appeared frequently on Good Morning America and the Today show.
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About the Author
Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, the former editorial director of Omni, and a past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Known for his works of works of science fact and fiction, Bova is the author of more than a hundred books—including the popular Grand Tour series ( Moonrise, Mars, and Titan).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is not one of the better works by Ben Bova. While it flows nicely and has plenty of action, the characters are a bit one-dimensional and there are no surprises.