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A Collection of Short Stories

Ben Bova Spider Robinson



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12 October 2021
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 Cafe 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 Cafe Coup, The Angel's Gift, Waterbot, and Sam and the Flying Dutchman.
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Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Dimensions:   Height: 213mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781665088169
ISBN 10:   1665088168
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ben Bova (1932-2020) was an American author of more than one hundred books of science fact and fiction. His work earned six Hugo Awards and he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005. Spider Robinson is renowned for his Callahan's Place series of bestselling novels. With his late wife, Jeanne, he wrote the award-winning Stardance series. As an audiobook reader of his own and others' work, he has won the Earphones Award and been a finalist for the Audie Awards. In 2008, he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award for Lifetime Excellence in Literature.

Reviews for My Favorites: A Collection of Short Stories

[The stories] are all eminently entertaining and very well-crafted, and together represent a worldview of optimism and triumph over adversity that was once considered synonymous with science fiction...A bridge between the oldest roots of SF and its twenty-first-century forms, still enjoyable and admirable. -- Paul Di Filippo, Locus Ben Bova was my primary gateway to science fiction, and so many of these stories have been dear to me for as long as I've been a serious fan of science fiction--and they've remained so after twenty years of being an editor. This volume is an ideal introduction to the works of this science fiction legend! -- John Joseph Adams, Hugo Award-winning editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy and Lightspeed magazine Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction. -- Los Angeles Daily News The author's excellence at combining hard science with believable characters and an attention-grabbing plot makes him one of our most accessible and entertaining storytellers. -- Library Journal This book is the work of a gifted storyteller putting on a grand display of his versatility. Bova's fans will rejoice at this collection, and newcomers will find it a great introduction to the works of one of the grand masters of science fiction. -- Booklist (starred review) This collection of short stories features several standouts...This collection has something for all sf readers...Bova is one of the grand masters of the field, and this anthology reflects the breadth of his writing. Recommended for readers seeking an introduction to the author, and for libraries that do not own a more complete collection. -- Library Journal This is a great collection! I'd missed some of these. -- Larry Niven

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