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    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-B

    • By: Ben Bova, Isaac Asimov, others
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto, Vivienne Leheny, Gabriel Sloyer, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Onegreatbiglonguninterruptedaudiofilewithnomarkers

    • By R. Mcintyre on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Return to Mars

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Six years after the first manned Martian expedition, a second has been announced, this one motivated purely by its profitable potential. Half-Navajo geologist Jamie Waterman, a veteran of the first mission, feels his conflicted soul beckoning him back to the eerie, unforgiving planet. As commander of the new exploratory team, he will have to contend with a bitter and destructive rivalry, a disturbing new emotional attraction, and deadly, incomprehensible "accidents" that appear to be sabotage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mars 2

    • By Just on 26-04-18

    Regular price: £27.09

    • Transhuman

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life: his 10-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When Angela is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given less than six months to live, Luke wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing Angela will die before he can get the treatment approved, Luke abducts her from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My first Ben Bova, and probably my last.

    • By Ash Banks on 11-10-18

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Orion

    • Orion Series, Book 1
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    John O'Ryan is not a god...not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of our ancestors to the final confrontation under the hammer of nuclear annihilation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ben Bova, Orion Series.

    • By Mr L S Knowles on 15-12-10
    • Orion Series, Book 1
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Series: Orion, Book 1
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 16-11-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Vengeance of Orion

    • Orion Series, Book 2
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Orion finds himself thrust back to the ancient world of Greece and must prevent the Greek army from destroying the citadel of Troy. If he fails, he will lose the only woman he has ever loved. But if he succeeds, the history of the world will be changed forever. The stunning sequel to Orion (Book 1).

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Orion in the Dying Time

    • Orion Series, Book 3
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    At the end of the Cretaceous Period, Earth is in the grip of the dinosaurs. Their leader is a reptile, worshipped by the Egyptians as a powerful god for thousands of years. His mission is to destroy the Creators - Orion's masters - and rule the planet.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Orion Among the Stars

    • Orion Series, Book 5
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A new installment in the military science-fiction series by a Hugo Award-winner finds the superhuman, outer-space warrior John O'Ryan caught in the middle of a dangerous contest between a goddess and a god.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Orion and King Arthur

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    For the first time in more than 15 years, Ben Bova returns to the adventures of Orion - hunter, warrior, assassin, and time-traveler. Created by Aten, one of the god-like descendants of the human race 50,000 years in the future, Orion is forced to travel throughout space-time to do his Creator’s malevolent bidding. In this audio exclusive, Aten sends Orion to the Britain of the Dark Ages.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Orion and the Conqueror

    • Orion Series, Book 4
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    John O'Ryan is Orion - more than human, less than a god, cast away on the seas of Time to do battle among the Creators for the future of mankind. Now the eternal warrior finds himself separated from his great love, Anya, and marooned in Macedonia under the reign of Phillip - fighting alongside the young Alexander, and at the mercy of a Queen Olympias who is far more than she seems.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Immortality

    • How Science is Extending Your Life Span and Changing the World
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The first immortals are already living among us. You might be one of them. At first glance, that arresting statement sounds as if it might come from a science fiction story. But it is an astonishing, exciting fact - as explained clearly and cogently by Dr. Ben Bova. Here is a compelling, startling, understandable, and vitally important study of the greatest challenge - and the most tantalizing opportunity - ever faced by humankind.

    • How Science is Extending Your Life Span and Changing the World
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Mars

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Half-Navajo geologist Jamie Waterman has been selected for the ground team of the first manned expedition to our mysterious neighbor planet. Joining an international team of astronauts and scientists, he endures the rigors of training, the dangers of traveling an incredible distance in space, the challenges of an alien landscape, and the personal and political conflicts that arise when the team must face the most shocking discovery of all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What we could miss by not going to Mars

    • By Paul on 24-10-09

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Ben Bova and Orson Scott Card Interview

    • By: Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Acclaimed science-fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Ben Bova, along with their shared audiobook producer and occasional narrator Stefan Rudnicki, discuss audiobooks and their works in a joint interview. The authors touch on their thoughts on audiobooks vs. print editions, the effect of technology on literature, religion, science, and many other fascinating topics sure to intrigue both Card and Bova fans, as well as all audiobook enthusiasts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To read or to listen

    • By Walter on 26-10-07

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Power Failure

    • The Jake Ross Series, Book 3
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Dr. Jake Ross came to Washington to try to make a difference, but he's learned the only way to get something done in Washington, assuming your ideals survive the corrosive atmosphere, is to gather power. Ross has gathered a great deal riding in the wake of Frank Tomlinson. But now Tomlinson has decided to shoot for the moon. If they win, they get it all. If they lose, the game is over for Jake Ross. 

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ben Bova, and others
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau, Ken Howard, Jack Carter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Watch out - the Earth just fell into a dark sun's orbit! Or maybe you'd rather visit a theme park called Hell? These are just two of the strange and unnerving tales you'll find in this collection of great science fiction and fantasy stories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable colleciton

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-09-17

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Powersat

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly wrong. An experimental low-orbit spaceplane breaks up on reentry, falling to earth over a trail hundreds of miles long. And in its wake is the beginning of the most important mission in the history of spaceflight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good stor (very poor edit)

    • By John on 15-04-14

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Empire Builders

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-raising maverick with no patience for fools, he is admired by his friends, feared by his enemies, and desired by the world's loveliest women. Acting as a 21st privateer, Randolph broke the political strangle-hold on space exploration, and became one of the world's richest men in the bargain.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Leviathans of Jupiter

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Samantha Eggar, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In Ben Bova’s novel Jupiter, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter’s planet-wide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call the planet their home. Unprepared for the hostile environment and crushing pressures, Grant’s team faced certain death as their ship malfunctioned and slowly sank to the planet’s depths. However, one of Jupiter’s native creatures—a city-sized leviathan—saved the doomed ship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not As Good As "Jupiter"

    • By S. Morris on 24-04-15

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Farside

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some 30 light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world that show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth - and if it bears life. Farside observatory will have the largest optical telescope in the solar system and the most sensitive radio telescope, insulated from the interference of Earth’s radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the moon’s solid body. But building Farside is a complex, dangerous task. And what they ultimately find stuns everyone, and humanity will never be the same.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Take me to the Moon...

    • By Just on 23-04-18

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Mars Life

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Jamie Waterman has made an important discovery on Mars. A cliff dwelling reveals the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet 65 million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. But now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Stephen on 25-08-15

    Regular price: £21.69

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