Ben Bova bibliography

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The following is a bibliography of works by American hard science fiction author Ben Bova.[1][2]

Anthologies edited[edit]

  • The Many Worlds of Science Fiction (1971), ISBN 0-525-34550-7
  • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two, (1973), Volume two A OCLC 12264834 and Volume two B OCLC 12264899
  • Aliens. Orbit. 1977. ISBN 0-86007-958-9.
  • The Best of the Nebulas (1989), ISBN 0-312-93175-1
  • The Future Quartet  –— Earth in the Year 2042 (1995)
  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 (2008)
  • Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction, edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi (2014), ISBN 978-0-7653-3430-5

Collections[edit]

  • Forward in Time (1973)
  • Maxwell's Demons (1979)
  • E (1984)
  • The Astral Mirror (1985)
  • Prometheans (1986)
  • Battle Station (1987)
  • Future Crime (1990)
  • Challenges (1994)
  • Twice Seven (1998)
  • New Frontiers (2014)
  • "Best of Bova: Volume 1" (2016)
  • "Best of Bova: Volume 2" (2016)
  • "Best of Bova: Volume 3" (2017)

Exiles[edit]

  • Exiled from Earth (1971)
  • Flight of Exiles (1972)
  • End of Exile (1975)

Grand Tour[edit]

Bova's Grand Tour series of novels presents a fictional treatment of human colonization of the Solar System in the late 21st century. Following Bova's suggested chronology, these are:[3]

  • Powersat (Novel) (2005)
  • Privateers (1985)
  • Empire Builders (1993)
  • Mars (1992)
  • Moonrise (1996; The Moonbase Saga, v. 1)
  • Moonwar (1998; The Moonbase Saga, v. 2)
  • Return to Mars (1999)
  • The Precipice (2001; The Asteroid Wars, v. 1)
  • Farside (2013)
  • Jupiter (2001)
  • The Rock Rats (2002; The Asteroid Wars, v. 2)
  • The Silent War (2004; The Asteroid Wars, v. 3)
  • The Aftermath (2007; The Asteroid Wars, v. 4)
  • Saturn (2002)
  • Leviathans of Jupiter (Feb 2011)
  • Titan (2006)
  • Mercury (2005)
  • Mars Life (2008)
  • Venus (2000)
  • The Return (2009)
  • New Earth (2013)
  • Death Wave (2015) Book One of the Star Quest Trilogy and a sequel to New Earth
  • Apes and Angels (2016) Book Two of the Star Quest Trilogy
  • Survival (2017) Book Three of the Star Quest Trilogy
  • Earth (2019)

Bova also published a short story collection including stories that span much of the timeline, called Tales of the Grand Tour (2004)[3]

Sam Gunn[edit]

  • Sam Gunn, Unlimited (1993) (short-story collection)
  • Sam Gunn Forever (1998) (short-story collection)
  • Sam Gunn Omnibus (2007)

Chet Kinsman[edit]

  • The Weathermakers (1967) Back-story of a major character from Millennium
  • Millennium (1976)
  • Colony (1978)
  • Kinsman (1979)
  • The Kinsman Saga (1987) (combines Millennium (1976) and Kinsman (1979); includes introduction and narrative by Bova explaining the reworking of these two novels)

Non-series novels[edit]

Jake Ross[edit]

  • Power Play (2011)
  • Power Surge (2015)
  • Power Failure (2018)

Orion[edit]

To Save the Sun[edit]

  • To Save the Sun (with A.J. Austin) (1992)
  • To Fear the Light (with A.J. Austin) (1994)

Voyagers[edit]

  • Voyagers (1981, volume I)
  • The Alien Within (1986, volume II)
  • Star Brothers (1990, volume III)
  • The Return (2009, volume IV)

Watchmen[edit]

  • The Star Conquerors (1959)
  • Star Watchman (1964)
  • The Dueling Machine (1969)
  • As on a Darkling Plain (1972)

Star Quest[edit]

  • New Earth (2013)
  • Death Wave (2015)
  • Apes and Angels (2016)
  • Survival (2017)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • The amazing laser. Westminster Press. 1971.
  • The Milky Way Galaxy. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 1961.
  • Man Changes the Weather. 1973.
  • The Weather Changes Man. Addison-Wesley. 1974. ISBN 0-201-00555-7.[5]
  • In Quest of Quasars. Signet. 1975. ISBN 0-451-61411-9.
  • Starflight and Other Improbabilities. Westminster Press. 1973. ISBN 0-664-32520-3
  • Notes to a Science Fiction Writer. Houghton Mifflin. 1975. ISBN 978-0684144344
  • The High Road Houghton Mifflin. 1981. ISBN 0-395-31288-4
  • Assured Survival: Putting The Star Wars Defense In Perspective. 1984. UG743.B68
  • Welcome to Moonbase. Ballantine. 1987.
  • The Beauty of Light. John Wiley & Sons. 1988. ISBN 0-471-62580-9.
  • The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells. Writers Digest Books. 1994. ISBN 0-89879-600-8
  • Immortality. 1998.
  • Are We Alone in the Cosmos?. 1999.
  • The Story of Light. 2001.
  • "Sex in space". Science. F&SF. 100 (2): 124–129. Feb 2001.
  • Faint Echoes, Distant Stars: The Science and Politics of Finding Life Beyond Earth. 2004.
  • "Across My Life ...". Analog. 130 (1&2): 112–114. Jan–Feb 2010.

Short fiction[edit]

Title Year First published in Reprinted in
Appointment in Sinai 1996 Analog 116/7 (Jun 1996)

Bova, Ben (1998). Twice seven. Avon Eos. ISBN 0-380-79741-0.
Bova, Ben (2004). Tales of the Grand Tour. Tor. ISBN 0-7653-0722-7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Bova". Fantastic Fiction.
  2. ^ "Ben Bova". The Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  3. ^ a b Bova, Ben. "Grand Tour Chronology". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  4. ^ Bova, Ben. "Baen Book's product page for Mars, Inc". Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  5. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Weather-Changes-Man-Ben-Bova/dp/0201005557