Orion and King Arthur

Orion and King Arthur

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Ben Bova's timeless hero returns . . . at the nexus of myth and history!More than human, less than god, Orion has fought across time and space at the whims of his Creators, god-like beings from the future who toy with human history like spoiled children playing with dolls. From the frozen wastes of the Ice Age to far-flung interstellar empires, Orion has been both assassin and hero, all the while striving to be reunited with Anya, the ageless goddess who is his one true love.Now Orion finds himself in Britain in the dark years after the Romans abandoned the island kingdom. Minor kings and warlords feud amongst themselves even as invading hordes of Saxons and Angles threaten to sweep over the land. There Orion befriends a young warrior named Arthur, who dreams of uniting his quarreling countrymen and driving the invaders from their lands. Along with a few brave comrades, Arthur hopes to the stem the tide of barbarism and create a new era of peace and prosperity. But Orion's vainglorious Creator, Aten the Golden One, has other plans for the timeline. Arthur's noble ambitions interfere with Aten's far-reaching schemes to reshape history to his own ends. He wants Arthur dead and forgotten---but Orion does not.
Defying his own creator, and risking his own immortal existence, Orion will battle the gods themselves to see that Arthur fulfills his destiny. But can even he save Arthur from the tragedy that awaits him?
"Orion and King Arthur" is a thrilling new chapter in Ben Bova's unforgettable cosmic saga.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 373 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765368064
  • 9780765368065
  • 893,231

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""Orion" is rip-roaring science fiction...tightly constructed and fast moving"
--"Science Fiction Chronicle" "One of the best SF military series around."
--"VOYA" on "Orion Among the Stars""" "Non-stop action and mind-bending concepts combine to make "Orion" absolutely unforgettable.... Bova brings it to life on a canvas spread over time and space."
--Isaac Asimov
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About Dr Ben Bova

Ben Bova is the author of five previous novels in this series: "Orion, Vengeance of Orion, Orion in the Dying Time, Orion and the Conqueror, " and "Orion Among the Stars. "Bova is also a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of "Analog"," " a former editorial director of "Omni"," " and a past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. He is the author of more than one hundred works of science fact and fiction. He lives in Florida.
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161 ratings
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4 29% (47)
3 36% (58)
2 16% (25)
1 3% (5)
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