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    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • Written by: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    Price: CDN$ 39.44

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-B

    • Written by: Ben Bova, Isaac Asimov, others
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto, Vivienne Leheny, Gabriel Sloyer, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    Price: CDN$ 39.44

    • The Sam Gunn Omnibus

    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Richard Brewer, Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, and others
    • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A hero without peer or scruples, Sam Gunn has a nose for trouble, money, and women, though not necessarily in that order. A man with the ego (and stature) of a Napoleon, the business acumen of a P. T. Barnum, and the raging hormones of a teenage boy, Sam is the finest astronaut NASA ever trained and dumped. But more than money, more than women, Sam Gunn loves justice—and he really does love money and women.

    Price: CDN$ 51.69

    • Survival

    • The Star Quest Trilogy, Book 3
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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    When a human team is sent to scout a few hundred light-years in front of the death wave, it encounters a civilization far in advance of our own, 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. They are totally self-sufficient, completely certain that the death wave cannot harm them, and utterly uninterested in helping to save other civilizations.

    Price: CDN$ 32.89

    • Return to Mars

    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Six years after the first manned Martian expedition, a second has been announced, this one motivated purely by its profitable potential. Half-Navajo geologist Jamie Waterman, a veteran of the first mission, feels his conflicted soul beckoning him back to the eerie, unforgiving planet. As commander of the new exploratory team, he will have to contend with a bitter and destructive rivalry, a disturbing new emotional attraction, and deadly, incomprehensible "accidents" that appear to be sabotage.

    Price: CDN$ 37.01

    • Powersat

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly wrong. An experimental low-orbit spaceplane breaks up on reentry, falling to earth over a trail hundreds of miles long. And in its wake is the beginning of the most important mission in the history of spaceflight.

    Price: CDN$ 30.53

    • Jupiter

    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Christian Noble, David Warner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
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    Grant Archer merely wanted to study astrophysics, to work quietly as an astronomer on the far side of the Moon. But the forces of the "New Morality", the coalition of censorious do-gooders who run 21st-century America, have other plans for him. To his distress, Grant is torn from his young bride and sent to a research station in orbit around Jupiter, charged with the task of spying on the scientists who work there.

    Price: CDN$ 36.96

    • Gateways

    • Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl
    • Written by: Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    Price: CDN$ 39.63

    • Voyagers II

    • The Alien Within
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Keith Stoner awoke, he found himself in a world changed almost beyond recognition. Eighteen years before, Stoner had been the American member of a joint U.S.-Soviet mission to capture an alien ship. The Soviets had to pull out, but Stoner persisted, and while on the strange ship, he fell into suspended animation.

    Price: CDN$ 31.01

    • Mars

    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Half-Navajo geologist Jamie Waterman has been selected for the ground team of the first manned expedition to our mysterious neighbor planet. Joining an international team of astronauts and scientists, he endures the rigors of training, the dangers of traveling an incredible distance in space, the challenges of an alien landscape, and the personal and political conflicts that arise when the team must face the most shocking discovery of all.

    Price: CDN$ 41.64

    • Ben Bova and Orson Scott Card

    • The Audible Interview
    • Written by: Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Acclaimed science-fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Ben Bova, along with their shared audiobook producer and occasional narrator Stefan Rudnicki, discuss audiobooks and their works in a joint interview. The authors touch on their thoughts on audiobooks vs. print editions, the effect of technology on literature, religion, science, and many other fascinating topics sure to intrigue both Card and Bova fans, as well as all audiobook enthusiasts.

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    • Vengeance of Orion

    • Orion Series, Book 2
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
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    Orion finds himself thrust back to the ancient world of Greece and must prevent the Greek army from destroying the citadel of Troy. If he fails, he will lose the only woman he has ever loved. But if he succeeds, the history of the world will be changed forever. The stunning sequel to Orion (Book 1).

    Price: CDN$ 27.42

    • Orion

    • Orion Series, Book 1
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John O'Ryan is not a god...not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of our ancestors to the final confrontation under the hammer of nuclear annihilation.

    • Orion Series, Book 1
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Series: Orion, Book 1
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 2010-11-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • New Earth

    • The Grand Tour, Book 18
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
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    We’ve found another Earthlike planet, but what secrets does it hold? The entire world is thrilled by the discovery of a new, Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows that the planet has oceans of water and a breathable, oxygen-rich atmosphere. Eager to learn more, an exploration team is soon dispatched to explore the planet, now nicknamed New Earth.

    Price: CDN$ 31.01

    • The Rock Rats

    • Book Two of The Asteroid Wars
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Ira Claffey, Amanda Karr, cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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    Visionary space industrialist Dan Randolph is dead, but his protege, pilot Pancho Barnes, now sits on the board of his conglomerate. She has her work cut out for her, for Randolph's rival, Martin Humphries, still wants to control Astro and still wants to drive independent asteroid miners like Lars Fuchs out of business. Humphries wants revenge against Pancho, and, most of all, he wants his old flame, Amanda, who has become Lars Fuchs's wife.

    Price: CDN$ 42.25

    • Carbide Tipped Pens

    • Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction
    • Written by: Ben Bova (editor), Eric Choi (editor)
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
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    In Carbide Tipped Pens,over a dozen of today's most creative imaginations explore these frontiers, carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction into the 21st century by extrapolating from the latest scientific developments and discoveries.

    Price: CDN$ 30.67

    • The Best of Bova, Vol. 3

    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Ben Bova, Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
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    The third and final volume of the very best of Ben Bova, creator of the New York Times best-selling Grand Tour science fiction series, six-time Hugo award winner, and past president of the National Space Society - a grand master of science fiction storytelling. These stories span the five decades of Bova's incandescent career.

    Price: CDN$ 41.64

    • Apes and Angels

    • The Star Quest Trilogy, Book 2
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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    A wave of death is spreading through the Milky Way galaxy, an expanding sphere of lethal gamma radiation that erupted from the galaxy's core 28,000 years ago. Every world it touched was wiped clean of all life. But it's possible to protect a planet from gamma radiation. Now, guided by the ancient intelligent machines called the Predecessors, men and women from Earth seek out those precious, rare worlds that harbor intelligent species, determined to save them. 

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • Death Wave

    • The Star Quest Trilogy, Book 1
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Kell and his team return to Earth many years after their departure, they find that their world has changed almost beyond recognition. Not only has a second wave of greenhouse flooding caused sea levels to rise, but society has been changed by the consequences of the climate shift. Few people want to face Jordan Kell's news. He must convince Earth's new rulers that the human race is in danger of extinction unless it acts to forestall the death wave coming from the galaxy's heart.

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    • By Kristen Van Marrum on 2018-12-31

    Price: CDN$ 37.01

    • Orion Among the Stars

    • Orion Series, Book 5
    • Written by: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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    A new installment in the military science-fiction series by a Hugo Award-winner finds the superhuman, outer-space warrior John O'Ryan caught in the middle of a dangerous contest between a goddess and a god.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

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