In novels like "Mars," and "Moonbase," and "Venus," "Jupiter," and "Saturn," as well as "Privateers," "The Precipice," and "The Rock Rats," Ben Bova has been telling the stories of the wars and rivalries, the outsize individuals, public crusades, and private passions that will drive us as we expand into the Solar System and make use of its vast resources. And throughout, Bova has shown our cosmic neighborhood as we know it to be, giving us a sense of Venus and Jupiter and the Asteroid Belt and Mars that's as up-to-date as the latest observations. For the last two decades have been a golden age of near-Earth astronomy and observation, and Bova has made dramatic use of our newest knowledge.Bova has written short fiction about some of the same characters and events--Sam Gunn, Martin Humphries, Klaus Fuchs, Dan Randolph, the Asteroid Wars. Now, in "Tales of the Grand Tour," those stories are collected in book form for the first time, creating a volume that is a landmark of modern SF.
Buy Tales of the Grand Tour book by Dr Ben Bova from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 141mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Author Biography - Dr Ben Bova
Ben Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including "Able One," "Leviathans of Jupiter" and the Grand Tour novels, including "Titan," winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and in 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature." He is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of "Analog" and former fiction editor of "Omni." As an editor, he won science fiction's Hugo Award six times. Dr. Bova's writings have predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more. He lives in Florida.