BOOK REVIEW: Moonwar, by Ben Bova

Moonbase (#2) Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by Hodder & Stoughton First published in 1997 Hard SF 531 pages Moonbase. The future of humanity, or a waste of time and resources? An increasingly anti-technology United Nations is determined to see Moonbase brought to heel. But Douglas Stavenger is determined to see his father’sContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Moonwar, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova

Moonbase (#1) Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by New English Library First published in 1996 Hard SF 613 pages The Moon. Since time began, our nearest celestial neighbour has called to us. Now the Masterson Corporation has established Moonbase, a permanent outpost on the lunar surface. But not everyone is happy with theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Moonrise, by Ben Bova”

HARD SF: Science Fiction For Your Inner Nerd

What Is Hard Science Fiction? You can’t have science fiction without science. It’s right there in the name, and even the loosest, goosiest approach to the genre still has some science in it. Star Wars might be full of space wizards, but it also has robots. Even the much maligned (by me) science fantasy, retainsContinue reading “HARD SF: Science Fiction For Your Inner Nerd”

BOOK REVIEW: Venus, by Ben Bova

A standalone novel Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by Tor in 2000 Hard SF 405 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alex Humphries died on Venus, and now his brother is going to bring the remains home. But Van has more to worry about than one of the deadliest world in the solar system, because he isContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Venus, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: Return to Mars, by Ben Bova

Hold up, this is a sequel! You can find my review of the previous book by clicking on this link. Book Two of the Mars Trilogy Part of the Grand Tour universe Published by Avon in 1999 Hard SF 403 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jamie Waterman has returned to Mars with a new team of scientists. ButContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Return to Mars, by Ben Bova”

BOOK REVIEW: New Earth, by Ben Bova

Publisher: Tor Genre: Hard SF Pages: 384 Publication Date: 2013 Verdict: 5/5   A small group of scientists land on a new planet, a paradise world much like Earth itself. But they are eighty years’ travel away from Earth, and no one is coming to help them. Exploring this strange new world, the scientists discoverContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: New Earth, by Ben Bova”