New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future

New Frontiers A Collection of Tales About the Past the Present and the Future New Frontiers fourteen startling visions of yesterday today and tomorrow from Ben Bova six time winner of the Hugo AwardFrontiers can be found in all directions Frontiers of time and space as wel

  • Title: New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future
  • Author: Ben Bova
  • ISBN: 9780765376442
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New Frontiers, fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from Ben Bova, six time winner of the Hugo AwardFrontiers can be found in all directions Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers of courage, devotion, love, hate, and the outer limits of the human spirit This outstanding collection of stories by one of science fiction s premier talentsNew Frontiers, fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from Ben Bova, six time winner of the Hugo AwardFrontiers can be found in all directions Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers of courage, devotion, love, hate, and the outer limits of the human spirit This outstanding collection of stories by one of science fiction s premier talents spans the length and breadth of history and the universe, while exploring thought provoking new ideas and dilemmas.From the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights to a vast interstellar empire thousands of years in the future, from the Vatican to a one man vessel drifting in the vast emptiness of the Asteroid Belt, from virtual reality duels to the subtle intricacies of time travel and a golf tournament on the Moon, here are tales of scoundrels and heroes, scientists and explorers, aliens and artificial intelligences, and even a young Albert Einstein Each of them stands at the border of a new frontier and must venture out into unexplored territory thanks to the limitless imagination of Ben Bova.

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    About "Ben Bova"

    1. Ben Bova

      Ben Bova was born on November 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania In 1953, while attending Temple University, he married Rosa Cucinotta, they had a son and a daughter He would later divorce Rosa in 1974 In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose.Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett s fencing club He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism.Bova was a technical writer for Project Vanguard and later for Avco Everett in the 1960s when they did research in lasers and fluid dynamics It was there that he met Arthur R Kantrowitz later of the Foresight Institute.In 1971 he became editor of Analog Science Fiction after John W Campbell s death After leaving Analog, he went on to edit Omni during 1978 1982.In 1974 he wrote the screenplay for an episode of the children s science fiction television series Land of the Lost entitled The Search.Bova was the science advisor for the failed television series The Starlost, leaving in disgust after the airing of the first episode His novel The Starcrossed was loosely based on his experiences and featured a thinly veiled characterization of his friend and colleague Harlan Ellison He dedicated the novel to Cordwainer Bird , the pen name Harlan Ellison uses when he does not want to be associated with a television or film project.Bova is the President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past President of Science fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA.Bova went back to school in the 1980s, earning an M.A in communications in 1987 and a Ph.D in 1996.Bova has drawn on these meetings and experiences to create fact and fiction writings rich with references to spaceflight, lasers, artificial hearts, nanotechnology, environmentalism, fencing and martial arts, photography and artists.Bova is the author of over a hundred and fifteen books, non fiction as well as science fiction In 2000, he was the Author Guest of Honor at the 58th World Science Fiction Convention Chicon 2000.Hollywood has started to take an interest in Bova s works once again, in addition to his wealth of knowledge about science and what the future may look like In 2007, he was hired as a consultant by both Stuber Parent Productions to provide insight into what the world is to look like in the near future for their upcoming film Repossession Mambo released as Repo Men starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker and by Silver Pictures in which he provided consulting services on the feature adaptation of Richard Morgan s Altered Carbon cmillan author benbova

    770 thoughts on “New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future”

    1. Meh. The stories are fine but not all that well written. I had high hopes because of all the awards but the whole time I was thinking "Kim Stanley Robinson has done all this but better."


    2. Competent. Totally unmemorable. Bova is clearly an author who could take an idea and have you a perfectly serviceable, competently crafted short story in a day or two. Unfortunately these come across as if he did exactly that. I appreciate that a short story must quickly place us in scene, present one idea, and develop it. These all do that. But I'm left with no sense that a craftsman did this; more like a journeyman, a smith making his five-thousandth horseshoe. That said, there are no weak sto [...]


    3. Bova writes an easy, clear narrative that allows the reader to see right down into the philosophical heart of the tale. His short stories in this volume carry a folkloric quality that gives the reader space to enjoy the "telling" and time to reflect on the messageyou might say Mr.Bova is a master of the space-time continuum (sorry, couldn't resist the pun)!A quick read that you'll find easy to enjoy.


    4. When we read Science Fiction (or any fiction for that matter), we suspend our disbelief. But we are suspending our disbelief about the setting or the technology. In reading Ben Bova's stories I had to suspend my disbelief on human behavior. The characters in the stories were flat and their actions were inexplicable. I read the first story in the book and thought it was pretty boring. Still wanting to give it a fair chance, I read two more stories. At that point I decided I'd had enough.


    5. Entertaining short-story anthology of 14 tales ranging from an asteroid water miner arguing with his ship's AI to a quirky node to the cinema great "Casablanca". Most amusing story is about how to trust someone with your cryo-stored corpse.If you want some light SF reading that can be interrupted or finished readily, it's tough to beat a master like Ben Bova.


    6. I don't usually read short stories because I like to get lost in the narrative, but I thoroughly enjoyed these. They were just long enough to capture my attention, and varied enough to keep me wanted a little bit more.


    7. I enjoyed this recorded book of short stories by Ben Bova. I had never read any of Bova's novels so the experience was new to me. One thing I liked was that the stories were read by different narrators including Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle De Cuir, Alex Hyde-White, and Stefan Rudnicki.


    8. As one of the 3 B's I love in science fiction (the others being Brin and Benford) I wanted to really like this collection of short stories by Ben Bova. Well, I only liked them. They are fun and clever and, like many short stories, somewhat underdeveloped.


    9. I enjoyed this book. It's a collection of short stories with characters at different frontiers - frontiers being loosely defined. The Scheherazade story was funny, so was the golfing one. "The Question" was thought-provoking and "In Trust" was entirely believable.


    10. What I really enjoyed about this book is that it is a book of sci-fi short stories that was about the human experience just in a different location or time. They were not the dark stories that I find in some collections. I don't know how I missed this author before now.




    11. A collection of short stories by one of my favorite SF writers. While some of the stories are dated, many others are remarkably prescient.



    12. Loved the short stories!! Ben Bova is a favorite of mine so I was excited to read this book and it didn't disappoint. I like the explanations at the beginning of each story too.


    13. A wonder filled short story collection by Ben Bova, each introduced, and some concluded by the author. If you enjoy science fiction, this is an excellent read.




    14. I really, really, really liked this book. It reminded me of the SF I read as a teen, short stories with great introductions and interesting ideas.


    15. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories. A great mix of philosophy, science, politics, and creativity.



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