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Tourist Sam

Tourist Sam


Ben Bova

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Year of publication: 1998

Tourist Sam by Ben Bova Illustrated by Kelly Freas Why did NASA fire Sam Gunn Itd be better to ask why we didnt fire the little S.O.B. out of a cannon and get rid of him once and for all. Wouldve been a service to the human race. Im no detective, but I smelled a rat when Sam put in a formal request for a three-month leave of absence. I just stared at my desktop screen. Sam Gunn, going through regular channels Something was fishy. I mean, Sam never did things according to regulations. Give him a ...

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Powersat

Powersat


Ben Bova

ISBN: 0765309238
Year of publication: 2005

Powersat by Ben Bova This book is dedicated to those who gave their lives on the high frontier. Flight Test California in sight. Test pilot Hannah Aarons saw the coastline as a low dark smudge stretching across the curving horizon far, far below. Beyond the cockpits thick quartz windshield she could see that the sky along that horizon was bright with a new morning coming up, shading into a deep violet and finally, overhead, into the black of infinite space. The spaceplane arrowed across the sky ...

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The Question

The Question


Ben Bova

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Year of publication: 1998

The Question by Ben Bova As soon as questions of will or decision or choice of action arise, science is at a loss. Noam Chomsky The Discoverer Not many men choose their honeymoon site for its clear night skies, nor do they leave their beds in the pre-dawn hours to climb up to the roof of their rented cottage. At least Hal Jacobss bride understood his strange passion. Linda Krauss-Jacobs, like her husband, was an amateur astronomer. In fact, the couple had met at a summer outing of the South ...

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Test of Fire

Test of Fire


Ben Bova

ISBN: 0413555208
Year of publication: 1984

Test of Fire by Ben Bova Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men. Seneca PROLOGUE It was a fine moonless night. A light summer breeze rustled through the forest, making the trees murmur in the darkness. High up on the mountaintop, far from the noise and lights of cities, the sky was deep and wondrous, sparkling with thousands of stars. Pipe clamped tightly in his teeth, Dr. Robert J. Lord leaned against the parapet surrounding the observatory dome. He could just make out the lovely ...

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Mars Life

Mars Life


Ben Bova

ISBN: 9781429969888
Year of publication: 2008

Mars Life by Ben Bova I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. GALILEO GALILEI To Barbara, my favorite columnist to Maria and Mike Cote, my favorite editors and to the memory of Carleton S. Coon, an early victim of political correctness. PREFACE This is a work of fiction. I have striven to make the scientific background of this story as accurate as possible. All the descriptions of the conditions ...

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Titan

Titan


Ben Bova

ISBN: 0340823968
Year of publication: 2011

Titan by Ben Bova It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true. William James To the memory of my friend, the truth-seeking David Brudnoy. And with special thanks to Dwight Babcock, who coined the Lazy H name for one of Titans seas. 24 December 2095: On the shore of the methane sea It was nearly dawn on Titan. The thick listless wind slithered like ...

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New Earth

New Earth


Ben Bova

ISBN: 9780765330185
Year of publication: 101

New Earth by Ben Bova Nothing is so fatal to the progress of the human mind as to suppose our views of science are ultimate that there are no new mysteries in nature that our triumphs are complete and that there are no new worlds to conquer. SIR HUMPHRY DAVY To Bella Sue Martin and Jim Parsons, for so many reasons EARTH Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. MATTHEW 6:34 Beijing Chiang Chantao sat in his powerchair, floating high above the flooded city of St. Louis. This shouldnt be ...

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Lower the River

Lower the River


Ben Bova

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Year of publication: 1997

Lower the River by Ben Bova Jackson Klondike did not look like a world-class physicist. He was a shaggy bear of a man with a gruff manner and a ferocious sense of humor. Yet he was the unchallenged leader of the Rockledge Research Laboratorys bright and quirky scientific staff....

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The Sam Gunn Omnibus

The Sam Gunn Omnibus


Ben Bova

ISBN: 9780765316202
Year of publication: 2011

The Sam Gunn Omnibus by Ben Bova A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for. Attributed to W. C. Fields These tales are dedicated to the entrepreneurs who are striving to open the space frontier for all humankindand make a few bucks in the process. Authors Preface It isnt easy to put all the tales of Sam Gunn together in any sequence that even vaguely resembles chronological order. Sams various tales are spread all over the solar system and even beyond and span a lifetime filled with ...

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The Babe, the Iron Horse, and Mr. McGillicuddy

The Babe, the Iron Horse, and Mr. McGillicuddy


Ben Bova
Rick Wilber

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Year of publication: 1997

The Babe, the Iron Horse, and Mr. McGillicuddy by Ben Bova Rick Wilber Illustration by Steve Cavallo The Iron Horse uncoiled, bringing the hips through first and then following with the shoulders, those quick wrists, that snap as the bat hit the ball. It was just batting practice, but Lou felt wonderful, like a kid again, with no pain, with the body doing what it had always done so well. He had no idea what was going on, how hed gotten here, what had happened. He almost didnt want to think ...

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Nursery Sam

Nursery Sam


Ben Bova

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Year of publication: 1996

Nursery Sam by Ben Bova Illustration by Kelly Freas I was trying to get away from the senator who wanted to marry me. So Im sitting in the Clipperriding tourist farewaiting for the engines to light off and fly us to my zero g hotel, when who traipses into the cabin but Jack Spratt and his wife. With a baby. I scrunched way down in my seat. I didnt want them to see me. I had enough troubles without a pissed-off former employee staring daggers at me for the whole ride up to orbit. His name wasnt ...

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Appointment in Sinai

Appointment in Sinai


Ben Bova

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Year of publication: 1996

Appointment in Sinai by Ben Bova Illustration by Todd Lockwood Houston No, I am not going to plug in, Debbie Kettering said firmly. Im much too busy. Her husband gave her his patented lazy smile. Come on, Deb, you dont have anything to do that cant wait a half-hour or so. His smile had always been her undoing. But this time she intended to stand firm. No she insisted. I wont. She was not a small woman, but standing in their living room next to Doug made her look tiny. A stranger might think they ...

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Voyagers

Voyagers


Ben Bova

ISBN: 9780765363657
Year of publication: 2010

Voyagers by Ben Bova Either we are alone or we are not either way is mind boggling. Lee Dubridge Nothing is too wonderful to be true. Michael Faraday The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Franklin D. Roosevelt To Kathy and Bob, who care about the important things. Book One Chapter 1 When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars which you set in place, What is man that you should be mindful of him The Eighth Psalm Professor Ramsey ...

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Orion and King Arthur

Orion and King Arthur


Ben Bova

ISBN: 9781429947527
Year of publication: 2011

Ben Bova ORION AND KING ARTHUR To my tennis buddies: good friends and true Prologue: Heorot Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln 1 For the first time that bitterly cold winter, Heorot was bright again, ringing with song and a kings gratitude to the hero. And then the beast roared, out in the icy darkness. But hes dead King Hrothgar bellowed, pointing to the shaggy monsters arm that now was affixed over the mead-halls ...

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Going Interstellar

Going Interstellar


Mike Resnick
Jack McDevitt
Ben Bova
Michael Bishop
Sarah A Hoyt
Louise Marley
Charles E Gannon
Les Johnson
Gregory Matloff
Richard Obousy

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Year of publication: 0

Going Interstellar An anthology of stories edited by Les Johnson and Jack McDevitt To Jennifer and Gail, My sisterswith love. Les Johnson To Matt Campbell, Who, if we get to Mars, will probably be first out of the ship. Jack McDevitt All NASA images and graphics are used on a nonexclusive basis, and their use does not explicitly or implicitly convey NASAs endorsement of commercial goods, services, or any written statements of fact, fiction, or opinion, including the contents of Going ...

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