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"I want an explanation of what happened Friday night," Rossman said.
"Simple," Ted said. "We proved that weather control works."
"Don't say we," Marrett!" Rossman snapped. "It's you; keep your friends out of it." Rossman shuffled through his papers. "Do you know what this is? It's an estimate of the cost to the Department of that plane's flight over the ocean. "And this," he pulled out a paper, "is a formal complaint from the Air Force about unauthorized persons being involved in their highly secret laser operations. Unauthorized. That's you, Marrett!" Rossman glowered at Ted. "And do you realize that you ruined Dr. Barneveldt's experiment?"
"When are you going to realize," Ted demanded, "that we proved we can change the weather! Are you going to open your eyes or stand there blocking the way?"
Rossman nearly turned purple and snapped, "Marrett, I will not have people sneaking be hind my back. And I will not tolerate insubordination. I'll expect your resignation on my desk by the end of the day. You're finished, Marrett. Finished!"
Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award and many other awards, including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of the Year (2006, for Titan) and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation. He is the former editor of Analog and Omni magazines, and the author of over a hundred books, both fiction and non-fiction. Bova has served as president of both Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. and the National Space Society. He lives in Florida.
Don't let a little hurricane or two ruin your plans -- read THE WEATHERMAKERS today!
In this new anthology, Ben Bova has compiled fourteen of his favorite short stories. Each story includes an all-new introduction with compelling insight into the narrative.
Exploring the boundaries of the genre, Bova not only writes of spaceships, aliens, and time travel in most of his titles, but also speculates on the beginnings of science fiction in “Scheherazade and the Storytellers,” as well as the morality of man in “The Angel’s Gift.” Stories such as “The Café Coup” and “We’ll Always Have Paris” dip into speculative historical fiction, asking questions about what would happen if someone could change history for the better. This expansive collection is a key addition for Bova fans and sci-fi lovers alike!
Stories included in this anthology: “Monster Slayer,” “Muzhestvo,” “We’ll Always Have Paris,” “The Great Moon Hoax, or A Princess of Mars,” “Inspiration,” “Scheherazade and the Storytellers,” “The Supersonic Zeppelin,” “Mars Farts,” “The Man Who Hated Gravity,” “Sepulcher,” “The Café Coup,” “The Angel’s Gift,” “Waterbot,” and “Sam and the Flying Dutchman.”
“Science fiction as it should be written.” Isaac Asimov
The Countdown has begun…
The world’s superpowers have colonized the moon, the Earth becoming more and more decrepit.
On this new territory, the bases of two former enemies join forces: The USA’s Moonbase, or known by its inhabitants as ‘Selene’, and Russia’s Lunagrad.
The Countdown to nuclear war and annihilation has begun…
Together, they must launch the most daring offensive ever against Earth in an attempt to save mankind…
Millennium is an outstanding novel of science-fiction, exploring a tense and a very plausible political landscape.
Praise for Ben Bova:
“This is a highly successful fusion of SF and political thriller.” — Publishers Weekly
“One of the rare science-fiction books that deserves a wide audience.” — Chicago Sun-Times
“Slick, snappy narrative, worthy convictions, all-too-plausible forecasts.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Millennium is the crowning achievement of Ben Bova’s career to date … one of the most sheerly believable stories in science fiction.” — Galaxy Magazine.
“Bova’s novel hinges on the hope that somewhere, somehow, there will be enough people with enough vision to see beyond national boundaries and to act in the cause of humanity.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“… one of the most pleasant tales of terror I have ever read.” — Luna
BEN BOVA was Editor of Analog Science Fiction-Science Fact magazine, the most widely read and influential science fiction magazine in the world. He received the Science Fiction Achievement Award (Hugo) for best editor of the year in 1973, 1974, and 1975. His short stories and science articles have appeared in all the major science fiction magazines, as well as the Smithsonian Magazine, the IEEE Spectrum, School Library Journal, and many other periodicals. His book The Fourth State of Matter was honored as one of the top one hundred science books of the year 1971 by the American Librarians’ Association. Star flight and Other Improbabilities was selected as a Junior Literary Guild book in 1973. He was the 1974 recipient of the New England Science Fiction Society’s E. E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction.
EXILED FROM EARTH
FLIGHT OF EXILES
END OF EXILE
Dr. Ben Bova is a six-time Hugo Award winner and author of over 125 futuristic novels and nonfiction book about science and technology.
‘Science fiction as it should be written’ – Isaac Asimov
A scientific thriller by six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova
Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life: his 10-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When Angela is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given less than six months to live, Luke wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will save her.
But MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing Angela will die before he can get the treatment approved, Luke abducts her from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon.
But Luke is too old to flee across the country with his sick granddaughter, especially with the FBI on their trail. So he injects himself with telomerase, an enzyme that has successfully reversed aging in animal tests.
As the chase weaves across the country, Luke begins to grow physically younger, stronger. He looks and feels the way he did 30 or 40 years ago. Yet his lung cancer is not abating; if anything the tumors are growing faster.
And Angela is dying.
Transhuman is a gripping science fiction novel from renowned sci-fi writer Ben Bova.
Praise for Ben Bova:
‘a highly successful fusion of SF and political thriller’ - Publishers Weekly
‘One of the rare science fiction books that deserves a wide audience’ - Chicago Sun Times
‘One of the genre’s most accessible and entertaining storytellers’ - Library Journal
‘a must read’ - Booklist
Ben Bova has written over 120 books and is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award. He was previously the editor of Analog Magazine, the most widely read and influential science fiction magazine in the world. He currently lives in Florida.
Jamie Waterman is a young Navaho geologist who is picked for the ground team of the first manned expedition to Mars. He will be joining an international team of astronauts and scientists. But once the crew land on the red planet, they soon discover they must battle not only the alien land on which they have invaded but earthbound bureaucrats as well. When they come face to face with a chasm ten times as deep and large as the Grand Canyon, all twenty-five astronauts must face the most shocking discovery of all . . .
“The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world.” —Ray Bradbury, author of Farenheit 451
“A splendid book . . . Of his many books, Mars must be the most important.” —Arthur C. Clarke, author of Islands in the Sky
(Bova dedicates the novel to "Cordwainer Bird", the pen name Harlan Ellison uses when he does not want to be associated with a television or film project.)
Television in the 21st century, where ratings are everything... Physicist Bill Oxford has just developed a device that can make the networks even more powerful, and now he is caught in the most vicious battle of the future: the ratings war!
A delightful bit of fun in the future, poking fun at those who should be poked.
Praise for the Orion Saga
"Nonstop action and mind-bending concepts combine to make Orion absolutely unforgettable. . . . Bova brings it to life on a canvas spread over time and space."
"Slambang SF adventure mingles with speculative theology in this gripping story of an immortal's hatred, a mortal's love, and a death-struggle that spans a million years."
—Spider Robinson on Orion
"Six-time Hugo Award winner Bova doesn't disappoint!"
—Los Angeles Daily News on Orion in the Dying Time
"Bova's adroit use of detail makes the setting ring true; his depictions of historical personages as well as his fictional creations are psychologically sound. The sounds, the scents, and the sensibility of the ancient world permeate this well-wrought adventure."
—Publishers Weekly on Orion and the Conqueror
"Bova creates characters that come alive on the page. . . . It is perfectly paced so that the reader has trouble putting the book down."
—The Clarion-Ledger on Orion in the Dying Time
"Bova presents enough solid historical backing to give the story a ring of authenticity."
—Starlog on Orion and the Conqueror
"Rip-roaring science fiction . . . tightly-constructed and fast-moving."
—Science Fiction Chronicle on Orion in the Dying Time
"One of the best SF military series around."
—VOYA on Orion Among the Stars
About the Author
Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award and many other awards, including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation. He is the former editor of Analog and Omni magazines, and the author of over a hundred books, both fiction and non-fiction. Bova has served as president of both Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. and the National Space Society. He lives in Florida.
The two volumes were originally published in 1973 (Two-A) and 1974 (Two-B) after the stories were selected by a vote of the membership of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA, now known as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America).
Volume Two-A has complete novellas by the following authors:
John W. Campbell, Jr.
Lester del Rey
Robert A. Heinlein
C. M. Kornbluth
Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore
Eric Frank Russell
H. G. Wells
John O'Ryan is not a god...not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of our ancestors to the final confrontation under the hammer of nuclear annihilation.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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!
With Stephen Gillett's help, you'll be on solid ground, no matter what kinds of worlds you create for your science fiction.
World-Building explains science to help you make your fiction plausible. You'll give your worlds the pull of gravity, aware of the effects on inhabitants and the planets themselves. Mix elements and build planets with chemically credible, geologically accurate characteristics—and anomalies—that affect those who live there. Create planetary "engines," convincing atmospheres and fact-based weather patterns. Colonize a truly weird world: ancient Earth. Explore our neighboring planets and their satellites for SF possibilities. Light and heat your landscapes with the right types of stars. See how things might be on a "chloroxygen" world and other hypothetical places.
In this book, you'll follow calculations, read tables, view diagrams, learn what forces are at work in the universe, and see how you can harness them to give realism to the fantasy in your storytelling.
World-Building is a blueprint in words, filled with facts to help you write believable fictions that transport readers from this world to another... of your making.