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Ben Bova



An award-winning editor, President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Ben Bova is also the author of more than one hundred futuristic novels and non-fiction books.
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The Trikon Deception

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Writing with the astronaut Bill Pogue, Ben bova has created a breathtakingly believable thriller set in the near future in space...Earth has become an ecological nightmare. Overhead, on a vast metallic island in space, the scientists of the Trikon project undertake research too risky to be conducted anywhere else - research which could save the planet. Then Commander Dan Tighe discovers the truth. Trikon's new priority is espionage. The scientists - consumed by greed, lust and drugs - are running the lab for their own gain. And one of the crew is trying to destroy the whole station...Only Commander Tighe can save the Trikon station - and only the Trikon can save the earth.

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Venus

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Brothers

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Death Dream

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Mars

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To the harsh landscape of Sol's fourth planet travel thirteen astronauts, the best scientists from eleven nations, on a history-making voyage into the unknown. The international crew of the Mars mission have spent nine months in space, crossing 100 million kilometres, to reach the last great frontier. Their voyage is fraught with disputes, both personal and political, and their time on Mars limited to 'footprints and flags'; yet while there they will come face-to-face with the most incredible and shocking discovery of all.

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The Rock Rats

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Martin Humphries - the fabulously wealthy, coldly ruthless owner of the greatest space-based industrial giant - has been checked, but his malice and ambition remain. He still dreams of bankrupting the rival space exploration company Astro Manufacturing and bringing the independent prospectors who are beginning to stake claims on large and small rocks of the Asteroid Belt under his control. And most of all, he wants to capture the love of beautiful Amanda Cunningham, the woman who spurned his money, and take his revenge on Lars Fuchs, the space prospector who both defied Humphries and married Amanda.His weapons will be piracy, sabotage and murder. .

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Moonrise

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Brilliant, driven, visionary, former astronaut Paul Stavanger seizes his chance to colonize the last frontier, creating a viable, flourishing, nearly self-sufficient community at Moonbase.   And when his son Douglas comes of age, his determination to carry on where his father left off brings him to Moonbase, and a crisis that can only be resolved by his triumph - or its destruction. Harsh, dangerous, strangely beautiful, the Moon becomes  a living presence, leading the Stavangers and their enemies onwardds to glory, to disaster and ultimately, to a new future for mankind.

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Jupiter

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Idealistic young American scientist Grant Archer joins a clandestine expedition to this awesome new world. But Grant does not share the ideals of the scientists he accompanies: he has been planted on their expedition by the New Morality, a religious group that wants to ferret what the 'godless humanists' have discovered. His mission: to reassure the new religious leaders of Earth that Jupiter holds no intelligent life.But unknown to the New Morality, Grant, though the son of a minister, is both a believer and a man who sees no reason why science and faith can not co-exist. He has come to the vast, planet-girdling ocean of Jupiter with an open mind, and he is about to tell his masters something that may shatter their conviction.

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The Precipice

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The Aftermath

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Set against the trackless void of space, Ben Bova's new novel is a duel between two men. One is the murderer of a whole world; the other is one of his victims.The Second Asteroid War climaxed with the brutal destruction of Chrysalis: hundreds of men, women and children on the miners' habitat died terrible deaths in the vacuum of the asteroid belt.But one ship escapes destruction. Low on fuel, her communications destroyed, the ore ship Syracuse flees towards deep space with fifteen-year-old Theo Zacharias at the helm.Three years later, the war long over, Syracuse still drifts through the void. Meanwhile the man who now calls himself Dorn - the destroyer of Chrysalis - roams space gathering up the bodies of his victims. He encounters Theo Zacharias in a clash of purposes, hopes and fury . . .

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Titan

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Titan Alpha has landed: the most complex man-made object to reach Saturn's largest moon. The ten thousand men and women of Habitat Goddard are once more at the frontier of science. From their huge, artificial paradise hanging in orbit above Saturn, some of them dream of landing on Titan's surface. Others will do anything to prevent such a landing. And yet others have darker, secret plans. But almost immediately, Titan Alpha goes silent. And minor, inexplicable faults start to affect Goddard. Is there a basic design flaw that could threaten the lives of everyone on board? Or has one of the many malcontents exiled to space decided to sabotage the probe or even the whole expedition? The newest chapter in Ben Bova's epic of space exploration brings to vivid, awe-inspiring life a barren world of swirling smog, frozen methane seas - and perhaps even a new sentient life form.

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Mercury

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The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury is an airless, heat-scorched world where temperatures rise to four times higher than the boiling point of water. But this vision of hell is also a planet with unlimited solar power - worth a fortune to the space tycoon Saito Yamagata if he can find a way to harness it. He has hired the enigmatic Dante Alexios to establish a research station on the surface of the planet and find a way to turn that solar energy into portable power satellites. But Yamagata is secretly also preparing the way to a very different dream: he wants to travel to the stars themselves. And Alexios has his own obsession, a plot to lure an old enemy to this hellhole of a world and take his revenge for one of the worst disasters in human history.

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The Silent War

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Saturn

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Return to Mars

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Moonwar

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When Moonbase is threatened with closure by technology-hating factions on Earth, its leader Douglas Stavenger - who cannot return to Earth except to die - vows to save the colony which has been his life's work and his father's dream. But if Moonbase uses violence to defend itself, their cause will be lost as surely as if it were destroyed. Only an audacious, nearly impossible combination of military defence and political wisdom can save them.