The Star Conquerors

The Star Conquerors

by Ben Bova

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Six time Hugo winner Ben Bova's most sought-after and possibly best novel, THE STAR CONQUERORS, has been long out of print. There was only one small hardback print run of his first novel, never reprinted, and used copies are rare, costing upwards of $500. Until now! ReAnimus Press is pleased to announce the ebook publication of THE STAR CONQUERORS!

To Explore New Worlds... and Resistance is Futile... all found their home here first with Star Watch Captain Geoffrey Knowland in what some say is a virtual blueprint for Star Trek.

(Note that this edition is what the publisher calls the "Standard Edition" to avoid confusion with the special collector's edition also available from the publisher. The standard edition contains the complete story, unabridged, perfect for reading the story, but does not include some additional materials only of interest to collectors that is found in the collector's edition.)

THE STAR CONQUERORS is a great story, far too long out of print. Resistance IS futile, so get your copy today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013794719
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Publication date: 12/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 521,101
File size: 916 KB

About 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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The Star Conquerors 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
suzook More than 1 year ago
Ben Bova is the best. I read all his SCI-FI novels.
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dbraden More than 1 year ago
This early sci-fi tale demonstrates the natural human trait that we can accomplish anything. Many science fiction themes are evidenced. Earthlings are late-comers in the galaxy that possesses other human races older and younger than we. And there are those who are beyond ancient. Bova's hero is wiser than indicated by his youth and adept as a warrior and politician who leads the fight for the prime human demand for freedom, despite the offer of benevolent servitude. However, in this quick read, we are once again reminded to be cautious of what we wish for and simultaneously encouraged to investigate well beyond the obvious. Regardless, this first novel by Bova establishes his long-maintained ability to create solid characters and develop intriguing plot lines. The Star Conquerors may not have the finesse of later work, but the underpinnings are all there.
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