(1932-2020) was the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One
, Transhuman, Orion
, the Star Quest Trilogy, and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan
, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. His many honors include the Isaac Asimov Memorial Award in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature in 2008.
Dr. Bova was President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog
and former fiction editor of Omni
. As an editor, he won science fictions Hugo Award six times. His writings predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more.
In addition to his literary achievements, Bova worked for Project Vanguard, Americas first artificial satellite program, and for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, the company that created the heat shields for Apollo 11, helping the NASA astronauts land on the moon. He also taught science fiction at Harvard University and at New York Citys Hayden Planetarium and worked with such filmmakers as George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry. Doug Beason
is a Nebula Award finalist whose fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, as well as an expert on National Defense Security and a retired Colonel in the Air Force. His novel The Trinity Paradox
was the first novel ever reviewed in Physics Today
and the first work of fiction nominated for the American Physical Society's Forum Award.