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#4 Star Quest

Ben Bova



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31 December 2018
Adventure; Science fiction; Artificial Intelligence; Aliens; Military; Space Exploration
Series: Star Quest
A new chapter in Hugo Award-winning author Ben Bova's hard science fiction Star Quest series unfolds in Survival.

A human team sent to scout a few hundred lightyears in front of the death wave encounters a civilization far more advanced, a civilization of machine intelligences.

These sentient, intelligent machines have existed for eons, and have survived earlier death waves, gamma ray bursts from the core of the galaxy. Self-sufficient and completely certain that the death wave cannot harm them, they have no interest saving other civilizations, organic or machine.

Now that the humans have discovered them, they refuse to allow them to leave their planet, reasoning that other humans will inevitably follow if they learn of their existence.
By:   Ben Bova
Volume:   3
Dimensions:   Height: 170mm,  Width: 104mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   159g
ISBN:   9780765379559
ISBN 10:   0765379554
Series:   Star Quest
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   31 December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

BEN BOVA is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, former editorial director of Omni, and a past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Leviathans of Jupiter, and the Grand Tour novels, which include the John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winning Titan. He lives in Florida.

Reviews for Survival (#4 Star Quest)

Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for December--io9 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read This December--The Verge Best SFF of December--Unbound Worlds A page-turner. --Manhattan Book Review This is thoughtful, humanist SF with a finely sharpened scientific edge, an absolute gem of the genre. --The Nameless Zine [Bova's] excellence at combining hard science with believable characters and an attention-grabbing plot makes him one of the genre's most accessible and entertaining storytellers. --Library Journal Impressive. --Kirkus Reviews on Titan A guaranteed crowd-pleaser! --Booklist on Mercury

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