“Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction.” —Los Angeles Daily News
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By Ben Bova
Foreword by Spider Robinson
Read by various narrators
Release Date: 2020-10-13
In this new collection, Ben Bova has compiled fourteen of his favorite short stories. Each story includes an all-new introduction with compelling insight into the narrative.
Exploring the boundaries of the genre, Bova not only writes of spaceships, aliens, and time travel in most of his titles, but also speculates on the beginnings of science fiction in “Scheherazade and the Storytellers,” as well as the morality of man in “The Angel’s Gift.” Stories such as “The Café Coup” and “We’ll Always Have Paris” dip into speculative historical fiction, asking questions about what would happen if someone could change history for the better. This expansive collection is a key addition for Bova fans and sci-fi lovers alike!
Stories included in this collection: “Monster Slayer,” “Muzhestvo,” “We’ll Always Have Paris,” “The Great Moon Hoax, or A Princess of Mars,” “Inspiration,” “Scheherazade and the Storytellers,” “The Supersonic Zeppelin,” “Mars Farts,” “The Man Who Hated Gravity,” “Sepulcher,” “The Café Coup,” “The Angel’s Gift,” “Waterbot,” and “Sam and the Flying Dutchman.”
After finding out he is the son of the famous intergalactic explorer Sam Gunn, Sam Gunn Jr. sets off to fulfill his father’s left-behind legacy. Junior takes a journey through the stars, falling in love with beautiful women and leaving his mark everywhere he ventures. Soon, however, this trip through the universe takes a turn when Junior lands on Saturn, leaving him to learn about a recent scientific discovery that will change everything, possibly forever.