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My Favorites: An Anthology

Bova is one of the grand masters of the field, and this anthology reflects the breadth of his writing. Recommended for readers seeking an introduction to the author, and for libraries that do not own a more complete collection.


Space Station Down

“Grand Tour” series author Bova and Kill Zone coauthor (with Kevin J. Anderson) Beason join forces on a tense, claustrophobic, space-bound thriller that while thin on characterization, particularly in regards to the villains, is just plausible enough to keep readers on edge and compulsively turning the pages.

New Frontiers

The stories are old-fashioned in many ways, with few positive female characters and without any groundbreaking ideas, but Bova (Transhuman; Mars) is well known and respected for his many works of hard sf, so there will be a readership for this collection.


Having the six-time Hugo Award-winning Bova's name on the cover ensures attention from sf fans for this biothriller. Most of the plot is the fast-paced action of Luke on the run, and while it does boil over into conspiracy-theory territory at times, Bova (Titan; New Earth) can be counted on to get the science right. The wish-fulfillment aspect for the octogenarian author seems a trifle obvious as the 78-year-old Luke is a babe magnet both before and after he uses his own antiaging cure.

New Earth

A six-time Hugo Award winner and veteran sf author, Bova (Farside) expands on his series of novels envisioning the future of the human race by leaving the solar system for the unknown territory of deep space. Fans of hard sf will enjoy this space adventure.


With his customary use of scientific facts to augment his flair for storytelling, six-time Hugo Award winner Bova (Power Play) brings to life another sf adventure about humanity's future in space. Bova's emphasis is on plot and scientific speculation, but his characters still resound with personality. The author's wide reader base should enjoy this tale of future possibilities.

Orion and King Arthur

Combining sf storytelling on a grand scale with military sf and alternate history, Bova has written a fast-paced, larger-than-life tale that should appeal to fans of the Arthurian legends and the author's large readership.

Power Play

The winner of multiple Hugos puts the science in sf; his large following will appreciate another rapid-fire sf thriller.

Leviathans of Jupiter

Bova's fans and hard sf lovers should flock to his latest novel.

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