Tales of the Grand Tour

Tales of the Grand Tour

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In novels like Mars, Moonbase, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn as well as Privateers, The Precipice, and The Rock Rats, Bova has told the story 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 neighbourhood as we know it to be, based on the latest observations. The last two decades have been a golden age of near-Earth astronomy and observation, and Bova has made good use of it. During this time Bova has written short fiction about some of the same events and characters - Sam Gunn, Martin Humphries, Klaus Fuchs, Dan Randolph, the Asterold Wars. Now, in Tales Of The Grand Tour, those stores are collected in book form for the first time, a landmark of modern science fiction.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 382 pages
  • 158.5 x 218.4 x 31mm | 530.71g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765307227
  • 9780765307224

About Ben Bova

Born in Philadelphia, Ben Bova worked as a newspaper reporter, a technical editor for Project Vanguard (the first American satellite program), and a science writer and marketing manager for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, before being appointed editor of "Analog," one of the leading science fiction magazines, in 1971. After leaving "Analog" in 1978, he continued his editorial work in science fiction, serving as fiction editor of" Omni" for several years and editing a number of anthologies and lines of books, including the "Ben Bova Presents" series for Tor. He has won science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Editor six times.
A published SF author from the late 1950s onward, Bova is one of the field's leading writers of "hard SF," science fiction based on plausible science and engineering. Among his dozens of novels are "Millennium, The Kinsman Saga, Colony, Orion, Peacekeepers, Privateers, " and the" Voyagers" series. Much of his recent work, including "Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, The Precipice, "and" The Rock Rats," falls into the continuity he calls "The Grand Tour," a large-scale saga of the near-future exploration and development of our solar system.
A President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, in 2001 Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, the well-known literary agent Barbara Bova.
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