May 31, 2020

Review: Mars, Inc. by Ben Bova

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It’s a destination that always seems to be “20 years away.”

But just how will we get to Mars? And why should we go? Science fiction author Ben Bova’s most recent book Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire’s Club out from Baen Books shows us just how those first steps might be made. [Read more...]

Review: Leviathans of Jupiter by Ben Bova.

A Classic Sci-Fi Read!

Back in the halcyon days of my science fiction-laced youth, I read a novel entitled Millennium. Said book depicted a joint U.S.-Soviet lunar colony in the then unimaginably far off year of 1999, and a world on the brink of annihilation by nuclear war. Like Larry Niven’s Footfall and other tales of the era, Millennium served as a dire warning reflecting the darkest days of the Cold War. [Read more...]

18.10.11: All Hail the Necronomicon!

Invading planet Earth this weekend!

In the Saint Petersburg, Florida area this weekend? Let me turn you on to one of Tampa Bay’s premiere events; the Necronomicon, a convention of all things science fiction, fantasy and horror which celebrates its 30th anniversary in a ‘fest of all things wacky and weird. This year, Hugo award winning author Ben Bova (Millennium, Out of the Sun, and the Grand Tour series) will be the guest of honor, and the ‘Con will feature piles o’ panels, events, and a unique masquerade ball known as the Necronomi-Prom… [Read more...]