Benjamin William “Ben” Bova (born November 8, ) is an American writer. He is the author Ben Bova. Ben Bova in . Orion and King Arthur. Tor Tom. Orion is a time travel science fiction novel by Ben Bova. The idea is so neat, that this easily could have been one of my all time favourites. I. Ingram The exciting beginning of Bova’s popular “Orion” saga, this is the story of John O’Ryan, a man who awakens one day to discover that he is the leader of a.

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Instead the same characters reappear again an again, albeit in an interesting way, but there are very few surprises.

Account Options Sign in. It is enough to make O’Ryan question what he has bee told about who is good and is not.

Orion Series

Jul 15, Thomas Wiest rated it really liked it. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As evening fell, I was still sitting at my desk–wondering why the grenade had been thrown and how I had escaped being killed by it.

MacmillanDec 15, – Fiction – pages. He is locked in a battle with a mysterious, dark figure who, he has been told, is is even and is intent on destroying humanity. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers 4th ed. Ahrimam is from past and is moving forward in time with the goal of eliminating the human race. If you are a fan of science fiction that explains mythology, there are few books better than this.

Inwhile attending Temple University, he married Rosa Cucinotta, they had a son and a daughter.

Pretty sure they are human but not homo sapien sapiens such as us. The book uses a language that allows it to be both clear and simple yet surprisingly expressive which is quite enjoyable such the quote below describing a laser gun.


Bova went back to school in the s, earning a Master of Arts degree in communications in from the State University of New York at Albany and a Doctor of Education degree from California Coast University in I boav and saw through the smoke the other boca in the restaurant oripn and bleeding, sprawled on brn floor, slumped against the walls.

It has commentary about how human beings are bloodthirsty and violent, and that is our natural state. Another classic that I didn’t find fantastic. A Novel Ben Bova Limited preview – Read quite a bit of Ben Bova before and this was vary disappointing. More ambulances arrived, and a crowd gathered around the scene, buzzing.

In he wrote the screenplay for an episode of the children’s science fiction television series Land of the Lost entitled “The Search”.

The opening line is something like “I am not superhuman”.

Orion (Orion, #1) by Ben Bova

I don’t understand how there was a single sequel to this, let alone 5. But I could not remember where or when or under what circumstances. I’ve read this at least twice, and the cover art by Vallejo alone was a reason to keep it. My first Bova novel and I can’t say I’m impressed. Orion falls in love with her during the 20th century battle and recognizes her each time.

SFBook is entirely funded by Ant including hosting, development and any other costs. He was awarded the Robert A. Bova dedicated the novel to “Cordwainer Bird”, the pen name Ellison uses when he does not want to be associated with a television or film project. At the beginning, I thought the setup was interesting, but Bova never really did anything interesting with it SF or plot.

The novel is ogion into fantasy than science.


Found it in the bookshelf of a resort. It’s a stretch to call oorion a science fiction novel. He appeared as the Guest of Honor at the Florida convention Necronomicon in and It’s more of a fantasy.

I finished my coffee and decided to ask for my check, then be at the model”s table on my way out. I am bwn immediately tempted to continue. I looked back at the young woman. Share this review Google Pinterest Facebook Twitter. Ryan soon realizes that the dark figure is moving forward through time; each time the two meet, the dark figure krion less angry and less menacing. I went straight to my private cubicle and shut the door. After leaving Analog, he boga on to edit Omni during The medics were treating the wounded.

He is the author of more than [1] works of science fact and fiction, he is six-time winner of the Hugo Awarda former editor of Analog Magazinea former editorial director of Omni ; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. John O’Ryan is not a god But her gaze shifted to the door. As the firemen extinguished the smoldering blaze, the police laid out four dead bodies on the sidewalk and covered them with blankets.

Because he is moving backward through time, he knows what to do at each time.


I gave up after book three. Anya has chosen to live as a human during each of the battle times and has been killed or died in human form each time. I think that I had read this previously.