Ben Bova

Easton Press Ben Bova books

The Kinsman Saga - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1989
Voyagers III : Star Brothers - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1990
Trikon Deception - (co-authored with Bill Pogue) Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 1992
Brothers - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 1996
Moonrise - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 1996
Moonwar - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 1998
Return to Mars - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 1999
Venus - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2000
Jupiter - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2001
Saturn - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2003
Mercury - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2005
The Immortality Factor - Signed First Editions of Science Fiction - 2009


Author Ben Bova

Ben Bova, born on November 8, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was an American science fiction author, editor, and visionary space advocate. His life and career were dedicated to exploring the possibilities of space exploration and inspiring others through his prolific science fiction writing and influential roles in the aerospace industry. Bova's fascination with space and science led him to a career that spanned various facets of the aerospace field. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University in 1954 and later completed his master's degree in communications from the State University of New York in 1987. In the early years of his career, Bova worked as a technical writer for Project Vanguard, the first American satellite program. He later transitioned to the field of science fiction writing, where he made significant contributions as both an author and editor. Bova's writing often focused on realistic portrayals of space exploration, scientific advancements, and the human experience in space.

His notable works include the Grand Tour series, a collection of novels that explores the colonization and exploration of the solar system, as well as standalone works like Mars (1992) and Moonrise (1996). Bova's storytelling combined scientific accuracy with imaginative narratives, earning him accolades and recognition within the science fiction community. Apart from his achievements in fiction, Ben Bova made substantial contributions as an editor. He served as the editor of Analog Science Fiction & Fact magazine from 1972 to 1978, shaping the landscape of science fiction literature and discovering new talent. Bova's literary oeuvre encompasses an impressive array of novels, with a particular emphasis on space exploration and colonization. The Grand Tour series, a collection of novels that envisions the human exploration and settlement of the solar system, exemplifies his commitment to exploring the scientific and ethical implications of space travel.

Noteworthy works in his extensive bibliography include Mars (1992), a narrative that delves into the challenges and triumphs of the first human mission to Mars, and Moonrise (1996), which explores the complexities of lunar colonization. Bova's storytelling prowess lay in his ability to take scientific concepts and weave them into compelling narratives, engaging readers with both the wonders and perils of space.

Ben Bova's Grand Tour

Grand Tour is a series of hard science fiction novels that explore various celestial bodies within our solar system. The series consists of standalone novels, each focusing on a different destination, often featuring a mix of science, exploration, and adventure. The Grand Tour novels are known for their scientific accuracy and attention to detail. Included in Ben Bova's Grand Tour are Mars (1992) The story revolves around the exploration and colonization of Mars. Return to Mars (1999) A sequel to Mars, continuing the exploration and development of the red planet. Jupiter (2001) This novel explores the gas giant Jupiter and its moons. The Precipice (2001): While not set on a specific celestial body, this novel is part of the Grand Tour series and focuses on the challenges of space exploration. Saturn (2003) Centered around the exploration of Saturn and its intriguing moon Titan. Mercury (2005) The story takes place on the planet Mercury, highlighting the challenges of living in such an extreme environment. Powersat (2005) While not set in space, this novel is considered part of the Grand Tour series and deals with the concept of solar power satellites. Titan (2006) This novel explores the Saturnian moon Titan and the potential for life there. Mars Life (2008) Another Mars-centric novel, focusing on the search for extraterrestrial life on the red planet.

Bova's influence extended beyond the realm of literature to his advocacy for space exploration. He was a strong proponent of human spaceflight and served as the President Emeritus of the National Space Society, an organization dedicated to promoting space exploration. Throughout his career, Bova received numerous awards for his contributions to science fiction, including the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards. His impact on both the literary and scientific communities highlighted his commitment to advancing humanity's understanding of the cosmos.

Ben Bova passed away on November 29, 2020, leaving behind a legacy of imaginative storytelling, scientific advocacy, and a vision of a future where humanity boldly explores the wonders of the universe.


The Kinsman Saga Kinsman Book 1-2

Hero or Killer? In a startling future that's coming closer every year, Chet Kinsman is an astronaut ace who has done everything in space including committing the first murder. It's a secret he can never escape, not even on the Moon, where he's head of the first U.S. lunar colony.

But suddenly, a series of shocking yet strangely inevitable circumstances forces Kinsman to confront his hidden past and decide Earth's destiny. In a desperate countdown to nuclear annihilation, Kinsman struggles against a deadly paradox: if he rescues the world, he may end up destroying himself.

Voyagers III - Star Brothers

Keith Stoner lay frozen in an alien spacecraft for fifteen long years; during that time he came to be something more than just an astronaut, just a man. Stoner became partly alien himself merged with an alien intelligence embodied in the nanotechnology that lived inside Stoner's body.

The alien whose tomb that spacecraft was, brought humanity both a blessing and a deadly peril. The technology now the control of Vanguard Industries has changed the face of the earth. The technology that lives in Stoner's bloodstream will change mankind forever.

There are powerful leaders, both corporate and political, who are becoming aware of Keith Stoner and the power he seems to control. They want that power for themselves, and will do anything to gain it. Nothing Stoner can say or do will convince these ruthless men and women that the power they seek may destroy them utterly.

Trikon Deception

Writing with the astronaut Bill Pogue, Ben Bova has created a breathtakingly believable thriller set in the near future in space...

Earth has become an ecological nightmare. Overhead, on a vast metallic island in space, the scientists of the Trikon project undertake research too risky to be conducted anywhere else research which could save the planet.

Then Commander Dan Tighe discovers the truth. Trikon's new priority is espionage. The scientists - consumed by greed, lust and drugs are running the lab for their own gain. And one of the crew is trying to destroy the whole station...

Only Commander Tighe can save the Trikon station and only the Trikon can save the earth.


Some see it as the greatest scientific breakthrough in the history of medical research. Others as a blasphemous attempt to play God. Researchers have pioneered an amazing genetic technique that can regenerate functioning organs inside the human body. The medical implications are staggering: Could humankind become immortal?
In a worldwide media spotlight, an unprecedented "science court" has been convened in Washington, D.C. to hear the evidence and decide whether or not the experiments should be allowed to continue. On opposite sides of the courtroom stand two brothers: Dr. Arthur Marshak, brilliant director of Grenford Laboratory, who sees his work in organ regeneration as the crowning achievement of his career, a chance at the Nobel Prize, and a momentous gift to humanity, and Dr. Jesse Marshak, a physician, humanitarian, and idealist who sees the imperfect technique as unethical at best, elitist by implication, and dangerous at worse. And standing between them is Julia Marshak, a remarkable, beautiful woman who broke one brother's heart and married the other.
As angry factions clash in the D.C. streets and science finds itself on trial in a media frenzy of greed, ambition, and lust, Arthur and Jessie must somehow bridge the gap that divides them . . . on an issue that could mean nothing less than life or death for millions.

Moonrise - Moonbase Sage Book 1

There is a dream called Moonbase, nurtured by ex-astronaut Paul Stavenger and his wife, Joanna Masterson Stavenger, head of the powerful Masterson Corporation.

There is a future of astonishing possibilities and vital technological development waiting on a lifeless world of astonishing contrasts, where sub-frigid darkness abuts the blood-boiling light a future threatened by greed and jealousy, insanity and murder.

The Moon and its mysteries have captivated the Stavenger family, and it will continue to exert its pull upon subsequent generations. For all those who experience its magnificent desolation are haunted by it eternally. Some will be doomed by its pitiless aversion to human life.

Moonwar - Moonbase Sage Book 2

Ben Bova's extraordinary Moonbase Saga continues with a breathtaking near-future adventure rich in character and incident. Seven years after the indomitable Doug Stavenger has realized his cherished dream of establishing a colony on the inhospitable lunar surface, Moonbase is a thriving community, a marvel of scientific achievement created and supported by nanotechnology: virus-sized machines that can build, cure, and destroy. But nanotechnology has been declared illegal by the home planet's leaders, and a powerful despot is determined to lay claim to Stavenger's peaceful city or obliterate it, if necessary. The people of Moonbase, a colony with no arms or military, must now defend themselves from earth born aggression with the only weapon at their disposal: the astonishing technology that sustains their endangered home.

Return to Mars - The Grand Tour Book 7

Jamie Waterman is returning to the Red Planet, this time in charge of an expedition in which he hopes to demonstrate that one can study Martian life not only for the sake of the pursuit but more, that it can be profitable. Waterman also hopes to revisit a part of the canyon where he thought he spied a primitive cliff dwelling during the first Martian mission.

But this second voyage to Mars brings trouble right away as Waterman clashes with Dex Trumball, the son of a billionaire who is backing the expedition. Dex wants to turn the planet into a tourist attraction, while Waterman wants to preserve the planet solely for scientific research.

To further complicate matters, both men are attracted to the expedition's beautiful psychologist, Vijay Shektar, who can't seem to decide which of the two men she prefers. On top of all of this confusion, it seems that another member of the team may be trying to sabotage the mission while the elder Trumball is pulling strings in order to force Waterman to step down as the expedition's

Jupiter - The Grand Tour Book 9

Jupiter is a boundless ocean, ten times wider than the entire planet Earth. Heated from below by the planet's seething core, it is the widest, deepest, most fearsome ocean in the solar system.
Idealistic young American scientist Grant Archer joins a clandestine expedition to this awesome new world. But Grant does not share the ideals of the scientists he accompanies: he has been planted on their expedition by the New Morality, a religious group that wants to ferret out what the 'godless humanists' have discovered. His mission: to reassure the new religious leaders of Earth that Jupiter holds no intelligent life.
But unknown to the New Morality, Grant, though the son of a minister, is both a believer and a man who sees no reason why science and faith can not co-exist. He has come to the vast, planet-girdling ocean of Jupiter with an open mind, and he is about to tell his masters something that may shatter their conviction.

Saturn - The Grand Tour Book 13

Second in size only to Jupiter, bigger than a thousand Earths but light enough to float in water, home of crushing gravity and delicate, seemingly impossible rings, it dazzles and attracts us: Saturn

Earth groans under the thumb of fundamentalist political regimes. Crisis after crisis has given authoritarians the upper hand. Freedom and opportunity exist in space, for those with the nerve and skill to run the risks.

Now the governments of Earth are encouraging many of their most incorrigible dissidents to join a great ark on a one-way expedition, twice Jupiter's distance from the Sun, to Saturn, the ringed planet that baffled Galileo and has fascinated astronomers ever since.

But humans will be human, on Earth or in the heavens so amidst the idealism permeating Space Habitat Goddard are many individuals with long-term schemes, each awaiting the tight moment. And hidden from them is the greatest secret of all, the real purpose of this expedition, known to only a few....

Mercury - The Grand Tour Book 16

The planet closest to our Sun, Mercury is a rocky, barren, heat-scorched world. But there are those who hope to find wealth in its desolation.

Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury's position makes it an ideal place to generate power to propel starships into deep space. Astrobiologist Victor Molina thinks the water at Mercury's poles may harbor evidence of life. Bishop Elliot Danvers has been sent by the Earth-based "New Morality" to keep close tabs on Molina.

But all three of these men are blissfully unaware of their shared history, and of how it connects to the collapse of Mance Bracknell's geosynchronous space elevator a generation ago. Now they're about to find out, because Mance is determined to have his revenge…

Venus - The Grand Tour Book 18

The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in the solar system. The ground is hot enough to melt aluminum. The air pressure is so high it has crushed spacecraft landers as though they were tin cans. The sky is perpetually covered with clouds of sulfuric acid. The atmosphere is a choking mixture of carbon dioxide and poisonous gases.

This is where Van Humphries must go. Or die trying.

His older brother perished in the first attempt to land a man on Venus, years before, and his father had always hated Van for surviving when his brother died. Now his father is offering a ten billion dollar prize to the first person to land on Venus and return his oldest son's remains.

To everyone's surprise, Van takes up the offer. But what Van Humphries will find on Venus will change everything our understanding of Venus, of global warming on Earth, and his knowledge of who he is.

The Immortality Factor

Provocative, gripping, startling: bestselling author Ben Bova delivers a knockout read with his trademark blend of cutting edge science and unrelenting suspense….

Some see stem-cell research as mankind’s greatest scientific breakthrough. Others see a blasphemous attempt to play God. Suddenly, the possibility of immortality exists. Two brothers, both doctors, stand on opposite sides of the controversy. To Dr. Arthur Marshak, his work is a momentous gift to humanity. To Dr. Jessie Marshak, it is a curse. Between them stands a beautiful, remarkable woman both brothers will do anything to save.

Somehow, before it’s too late, Arthur and Jessie Marshak must bridge the gap that divides them on an issue that could mean nothing less than life or death for millions.

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