Ben Bova – The Immortality Factor

by David Lemberg on April 14, 2009

in Books, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Stem Cell Research

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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.

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seo September 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I have read very nearly every single Ben Bova book ever published, and they are all brilliant. I am just placing my order for The Return right now. I love the way Ben’s writings enable me to completely lose myself in the story and whenever I’ve got a Bova novel on the go my life gets put on pause bar the essential things like working, kids and eating! I really hope some budding film producer makes films out of the lot of them! If you have not discovered Bova yet I urge you to investigate, you have a joy ahead! Start with one of the first in the tour of the solar system series such as moonrise and enjoy!

Jon November 4, 2009 at 6:58 pm

I fully agree with the previous comment. I picked up my first Bova book when I was in the US in around 1992. I have read pretty much most of his other work and I really cant fault any of his books. He is certainly someone who does not seem to get as much credit as some SF writers. I personally find his story telling is far more engrossing than many other authors than I read. A truly excellent author.

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