RIP Ben Bova

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by WarpFactorZ, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. WarpFactorZ

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    We lost both Ben Bova and David Prowse to covid on the same day.
     
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    Rest in peace Mr. Bova.
     
  5. Owain Taggart

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    Dang, that's too bad. I really liked his Mars novels. I never really got much into his other books set around the solar system, as I felt they became more and more political, but Mars was pretty great.
     
  6. Leroy

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    RIP Mr. Bova
     
  7. FormerLurker

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    The first Ben Bova novel I read I was in high school. It was a murder mystery where a body was found that was identical in appearance to the POTUS. As the investigating detective makes his way down the rabbit hole he discovers that the body was in fact the President, even though he obviously wasn't. I can't remember title, though. I read it over 35 years ago.

    That said, he was a talented writer. Awful way to go.
     
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  8. E-DUB

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    "The Multiple Man". Loved "Millennium". (Not to be confused with the John Varley book of the same name.
     
  9. Starbreaker

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    Ben Bova was my very first science-fiction author. I read Orion, Mars, Return to Mars, The Winds of Altair, Kinsman, Millennium, and As On a Darkling Plain, and Jupiter in pretty quick succession in middle school. I've been planning on reading the rest of the Orion series. I just reread Orion recently and found it to still be a great read.
     
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  10. E-DUB

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    People are concentrating (and rightly) on his writing. But we should also mention his editorial work. Founding editor of OMNI and compiled the masterful SF Hall of Fame.
     
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  11. Greg Cox

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    And, at one time, the editor of Analog as well, after John W. Campbell and before Stanley Schmidt.
     
  12. FormerLurker

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    You writers. Always knowing more stuff than anyone else. Geez.:rofl:
     
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  13. Greg Cox

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    And us editors . . . we're the worst!
     
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