Ben 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, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and in 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature." He is 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 fiction's Hugo Award six times. Dr. Bova's writings have predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more. He lives in Florida.
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume Two A, edited by Ben Bova, gathers "the greatest science fiction novellas of all time chosen by the members of the Science Fiction Writers of America." The 11 entries include such classics as John W. Campbell's "Who Goes There?" and H.G. Wells's "The Time Machine." Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Eleven pieces of short speculative fiction illustrate the best of the genre spanning 1895 to 1964 in this collection of sf novellas chosen by the members of the Science Fiction Writers of America. From H.G. Wells's classic The Time Machine to Theodore Sturgeon's Baby Is Three and the late Poul Anderson's Call Me Joe, the stories in this volume demonstrate the growth of the genre as it responds to the issues of the age. Other contributors include John W. Campbell Jr., Lester del Rey, Robert A. Heinlein, C.M. Kornbluth, Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore, Eric Frank Russell, Cordwainer Smith, and Jack Williamson. A good choice for libraries needing to expand their short fiction and sf classics sections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
"Libraries can toss out worn collections of partly good/partly poor and buy this volume of the creme de la creme." --Library Journal on The Science Fiction Hall of Fame"Not for years has there appeared a collection of stories so remarkable, so profoundly enjoyable, so full of that marvelous 'remember when' quality, and, for the absolute beginner, so rewarding and informative a reading experience." --Theodore Sturgeon in the National Review