Ben Bova

Ben Bova

Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on November 8th, 1932 and passed away at the age of 88 on November 29th, 2020.

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Ben Bova Stats: The highest rated book by Ben Bova on Book Notification is Mars, the 2nd novel in The Grand Tour series. The second-highest rated book is New Earth (The Grand Tour #14).

The most read book by Ben Bova on Book Notification is Mars, the 2nd novel in The Grand Tour series. The second most read book is New Earth (The Grand Tour #14).

Below is a complete list of Ben Bova books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Ben Bova is The Grand Tour Series.

List of Watchmen/The Others Books in Publication Order

List of Exiles Books in Publication Order

List of Kinsman Books in Publication Order

List of Kinsman Series in Chronological Order

List of Voyagers Books in Publication Order

List of Orion Books in Publication Order

List of The Grand Tour Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Privateers
1985
2
10
Mars
1992
3
Empire Builders
1993
4
Moonrise
1996
5
Moonwar
1997
6
Return to Mars
1999
7
Venus
2000
8
Jupiter
2000
9
The Precipice
2001
10
The Rock Rats
2002
11
Saturn
2003
12
The Silent War
2004
13
Mercury
2005
14
7
Powersat
2005
15
4
Titan
2006
16
Aftermath
2007
17
Mars Life
2008
18
The Return
2009
19
Leviathans of Jupiter
2011
20
8
Farside
2013
21
10
New Earth
2013
22
10
Death Wave
2015
23
Earth
2019
24
Uranus
2020
25
Neptune
2021

List of The Grand Tour Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7
Powersat
2005
2
Privateers
1985
3
Empire Builders
1993
4
10
Mars
1992
5
Moonrise
1996
6
Moonwar
1997
7
Return to Mars
1999
8
The Precipice
2001
9
Jupiter
2000
10
The Rock Rats
2002
11
The Silent War
2004
12
Aftermath
2007
13
Saturn
2003
14
Leviathans of Jupiter
2011
15
4
Titan
2006
16
Mercury
2005
17
Mars Life
2008
18
Venus
2000
19
The Return
2009
20
8
Farside
2013
21
10
New Earth
2013
22
10
Death Wave
2015
23
Earth
2019
24
Uranus
2020
25
Neptune
2021

List of Star Quest Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of Outer Planets Books in Publication Order

List of Sam Gunn Books in Publication Order

List of Moonbase Saga Books in Publication Order

List of The Asteroid Wars Books in Publication Order

List of Billionaire's Club Books in Publication Order

List of Jake Ross Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Weather-Makers
1967
2
Out of the Sun
1968
3
Escape!
1970
4
THX 1138 (With: George Lucas)
THX 1138 (With: George Lucas)
1971
5
As On A Darkling Plain
1972
6
The Winds of Altair
1973
7
When the Sky Burned
1973
8
Gremlins Go Home (With: Gordon R. Dickson)
1974
9
The Starcrossed
1975
10
City Of Darkness
1976
11
6
Multiple Man
1976
12
Colony
1978
13
Test of Fire
1982
14
The Peacekeepers
1988
15
Cyberbooks
1989
16
The Trikon Deception (With: William R. Pogue)
The Trikon Deception (With: William R. Pogue)
1992
17
Triumph
1993
18
Death Dream
1994
19
Brothers
1995
20
The Green Trap
2006
21
The Immortality Factor
2009
22
Able One
2010
23
The Hittite
2010
24
Transhuman
2014
25
Rescue Mode (With: Les Johnson)
2014
26
Space Station Down
2020

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Forward In Time
1973
2
Maxwell's Demons
1978
3
Escape Plus
1984
4
Astral Mirror
1985
5
The Astral Mirror
1985
6
Prometheans
1986
7
Battle Station
1990
8
Future Crime
1990
9
Challenges
1993
10
The Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042
1994
11
Twice Seven
1998
12
The Towers of Titan and Other Stories
2010
13
New Frontiers
2014
14
Mercury and Prometheans
2015
15
10
The Best of Bova
2016
16
The Best of Bova, Volume II
2016
17
The Best of Bova, Volume III
2017
18
My Favorites
2020

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Milky Way Galaxy
1961
2
Giants of the Animal World
1962
3
Reptiles Since the World Began
1964
4
The Uses of Space
1965
5
Planets, Life & Lgm
1970
6
In Quest of Quasars
1971
7
The Amazing Laser
1971
8
Man Changes the Weather
1973
9
The Weather Changes Man
1973
10
The New Astronomies
1973
11
Starflight and Other Improbabilities
1973
12
The Fourth State of Matter
1974
13
Analog Science Fact Reader
1974
14
Workshops in Space
1974
15
Through Eyes of Wonder
1975
16
Notes to a Science Fiction Writer
1975
17
Science--Who Needs It?
1975
18
Closeup, New Worlds
1977
19
Viewpoint
1977
20
The Seeds of Tomorrow
1977
21
High Road
1981
22
Vision of the Future
1982
23
Assured Survival
1984
24
Star Peace
1986
25
Welcome to Moon Base
1987
26
Interactions
1988
27
The Beauty of Light (With: Vonda N. McIntyre)
1988
28
Immortality
1990
29
First Contact (With: Byron Preiss)
First Contact (With: Byron Preiss)
1990
30
Are We Alone In The Cosmos? The Guide To The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence
1992
31
The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells
1994
32
Space Travel: A Writer's Guide to the Science of Interplanetary and Interstellar Travel (With: Anthony R. Lewis)
1997
33
Are We Alone in the Cosmos? The Search for Alien Contact in the New Millenium (With: Byron Preiss)
1999
34
The Story of Light
2001
35
The Living Universe
2002
36
Faint Echoes, Distant Stars
2004

List of Science Fiction Writing Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Aliens and Alien Societies ( By: Stanley Schmidt)
Aliens and Alien Societies ( By: Stanley Schmidt)
1996
2
Time Travel (By: Paul J. Nahin)
1997
3
Space Travel: A Writer's Guide to the Science of Interplanetary and Interstellar Travel (With: Anthony R. Lewis)
1997
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List of Ben Bova Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Best of Science Fiction: No. 10
1964
2
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 1968
1968
3
The Many Worlds of Science Fiction
1971
4
Science Fiction Hall Of Fame: The Novellas Book 2
1973
5
8
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A
1973
6
Analog 9
1973
7
Cosmic Laughter; Science Fiction for the Fun of It
1974
8
Science Fiction Hall of Fame: The Novellas Book 1
1975
9
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow: A Discursive Symposium
1975
10
Analog Annual
1976
11
Aliens: 3 Novellas
1977
12
Aliens
1977
13
Study War No More
1977
14
Weird Heroes Volume 6
1977
15
Analog Yearbook
1978
16
Novella 3
1978
17
Rod Serling's Other Worlds
1978
18
Alien Encounters
1982
19
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humor
1982
20
Analog: Writers' Choice Volume II
1984
21
The Best of the Nebulas
1989
22
Power
1991
23
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, February 1997
1997
24
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 2001
2001
25
The Best Of Analog
2002
26
The Hard SF Renaissance
2003
27
Analog, January/February 2005
2005
28
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007
2007
29
Nebula Awards 42 (2008)
2008
30
Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2
2010
31
Going Interstellar
2012
32
Science Fiction Gems, Volume Four, Jack Sharkey and Others
2012
33
The Callahan Kids
2012
34
Writers for Relief
2013
35
Carbide Tipped Pens
2014
36
Science Fiction Gems, Volume 9
2015
37
Visions of the Future
2015
38
The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume XV
2018
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Ben Bova: Biography

Ben Bova (Benjamin William Bova) was born on November 8th, 1932. Ben passed away November 29th, 2020 at 88 years old. Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Bova attended State University of New York at Albany where he received an M.A. Communications and California Coast University where he received a Doctor of Education Degree.

Ben Bova is probably best known for his Non-Fiction Books. There are currently 36 books available. The first was released in 1961 with the book The Milky Way Galaxy. The most recently released book was Faint Echoes, Distant Stars which was released in 2004.

Ben Bova: Awards & Accolades

Ben Bova won the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2005.

Bova's book, City Of Darkness won the Audie Award, Best Male Narrator, in 1999.

Bova's book, Space Travel: A Writer's Guide to the Science of Interplanetary and Interstellar Travel was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Related Work, in 1998.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Ben Bova are:

  1. Isaac Asimov, author of the Foundation Series.
  2. John Scalzi, author of the Old Man's War Series.
  3. Robert A. Heinlein, author of the novel: Stranger in a Strange Land.
  4. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  5. Frank Herbert, author of the Dune Series.

Ben Bova: F.A.Q

When was Ben Bova Born?

Ben Bova was born on November 8th, 1932.

When did Ben Bova die?

Ben Bova died on November 29th, 2020 at 88 years old.

Where was Ben Bova Born?

Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

What awards has Ben Bova won?

Ben Bova has won the following awards: Lifetime Achievement Award at the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation Awards (2005).

What book awards has Ben Bova won?

Bova's book, City Of Darkness won the award Audie Award, Best Male Narrator, in 1999.

What was the first book Ben Bova wrote?

The first novel written by Ben Bova was The Star Conquerors, published in 1959.

What was the most recent book Ben Bova wrote?

His most recently released work was Answer, Please Answer (a short story) on November 30th, 2023.

How many books has Ben Bova written?

Ben Bova has written 135 books across 20 series.
  • 3 books in the Watchmen/The Others Series
  • 3 books in the Exiles Series
  • 2 books in the Kinsman Series
  • 4 books in the Voyagers Series
  • 6 books in the Orion Series
  • 25 books in The Grand Tour Series
  • 3 books in the Star Quest Trilogy Series
  • 2 books in the Outer Planets Series
  • 4 books in the Sam Gunn Series
  • 2 books in the Moonbase Saga Series
  • 4 books in The Asteroid Wars Series
  • 1 book in the Billionaire's Club Series
  • 4 books in the Jake Ross Series
  • 26 Standalone Novels
  • 2 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 18 Short Story Collections
  • 36 Non-Fiction
  • 1 book in the Science Fiction Writing Series

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    I saw a few of his books in the local library and remember reading a few years ago. Sometimes I need a good science fiction novel to read but so many are out of this world.

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