Ben Bova’s new novel, The Immortality Factor, is published by Tor Books. Dr. Bova is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has written 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, and has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age.
Dr. Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, “for fueling mankind’s imagination regarding the wonders of outer space.” In 2008 Dr. Bova won the Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature.”
In his various writings, Dr. Bova has predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, the discovery of organic chemicals in interstellar space, virtual reality, human cloning, the discovery of life on Mars, and stem cell therapy.
Dr. Bova has worked with film makers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry. In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.