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About the Author
He was a true giant of the field having authored of more than 125 works of science fact and fiction. Ben Bova was a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog Magazine, a former editorial director of Omni as well as the president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America.
Some of his other accomplishments include: Involved in science and high technology since the 1950's; President Emeritus of the National Space Society; Past president of Science Fiction Writers of America; Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Arthur C. Clarke Foundation; Frequent radio and television commentator, widely-popular lecturer; Award-winning editor and executive in the aerospace industry; Guest of Honor, World Science Fiction Convention 2000 in Chicago; Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for TITAN in 2006.
Much of his writing has been predictive, and his fiction anticipated developments like the space wars of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, and electronic book publishing, among and more. He was given the Robert A. Heinlein Award for "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature" in 2008.