Ben Bova

Dr. Ben Bova started writing fiction in the late 1940s and has been at it ever since, even while pursuing careers in journalism, aerospace, education and publishing.

Author of more than eighty futuristic novels and nonfiction books, Dr. Bova became involved in the U.S. space program two years before the creation of NASA. He was editor of Analog and Omni magazines, has written teaching films with Nobel laureate scientists, and is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has won six Hugo awards.

He has worked with Woody Allen, George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry on film and television projects, and has been a regular science guest on CBS Morning News. He lectures on topics ranging from the craft of writing fiction to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

In his various writings, Dr. Bova has predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, solar power satellites, electronic books, the discovery of organic chemicals in interstellar space, virtual reality, video games, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), international peacekeeping forces, electronic publishing (Cyberbooks), and sex in zero gravity.

His novels, such as BROTHERS, MARS and DEATH DREAM, combine romance, adventure, and the highest degree of scientific accuracy to explore the impact of future technological developments on individual human beings and on society as a whole.

His latest novel, MOONRISE, tells the story of the first people to live permanently on the Moon. In it he predicted the discovery of water ice at the Moon's south pole.