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A young astronaut involved in an experiment with an alien wolfcat struggles to save himself and the animal from Earth's aggressive technology
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Ben Bova is the author of nearly 125 futuristic novels and nonfiction books about science and high technology. In his various writings, Dr. Bova has predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, solar power satellites, the discovery of organic chemicals in interstellar space, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), the advent of international peacekeeping forces, the discovery of ice on the Moon, electronic book publishing and zero-gravity sex. Dr. Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, "for fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space." His 2006 novel TITAN received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year, and he received the 2008 Robert A. Heinlein Award "for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature." Dr. Bova has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age. President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc., Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been a member of the Arizona Astronomy Board. He is a columnist for the Naples Daily News and a widely-popular lecturer. Earlier in his career, he was an award-winning editor and an executive in the aerospace industry. He has worked with film makers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry. His "Grand Tour" novels, including his award-winning TITAN, show how the human race will expand through the solar system, opening a new era of wealth and opportunity -- and conflict. His nonfiction books, such as IMMORTALITY and FAINT ECHOES, DISTANT STARS have been honored by organizations such as the American Librarians' Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has won six Science Fiction Achievement Awards (Hugos) and many other awards for writing. More books from Ben Bova are available at: http://ReAnimus.com/authors/benbovaReview:
''Avatar, like most sci-fi films, lets us see with our eyes what the great writers of science fiction long since imagined and wrote down in words. Nowhere is this clearer than with Ben Bova's The Winds of Altair -- this is the book to read in order to understand the heart and bones of the story Avatar tried to tell.'' --Orson Scott Card (author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel Ender's Game)
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Book Description Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0523485832I5N00
Book Description Tor Books, New York, 1983. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Trade soft cover; very good condition. Seller Inventory # 002681
Book Description Tor, 1983. Trade Paperback. Condition: Almost Good. First Thus. Spine slanted with two creases. Light creases or bends in the cover. Pages mostly white or lightly tanning. Minor wear, minor color flaking, minor rubbing may be noticeable on extremities. Damp stain to lower back pages of book. Walter Velez cover. Seller Inventory # 000452
Book Description Tor Books, NY, 1983. trade PB. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; First Printing. in softcover. Seller Inventory # 123662
Book Description Pinnacle Books (Mm), U.S.A., 1983. Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # 072200
Book Description Pinnacle Books (Mm), 1983. Paperback. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. SIGNED by author (No inscription). Protected in mylar sleeve. Pages are clean, crisp and unmarked, though tanned.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 41503090015
Book Description Tor Books. Softcover / Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Trade paperback. Clean, square and sound text with light wear. Please contact MillpondRB directly prior to placing order to determine accurate cost of shipping to your location. Seller Inventory # 00010852
Book Description Pinnacle Books (Mm), 1983. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0523485832
Book Description Tor., NY:, 1983. 1st edition thus. TP in pictorial wrappers. 1st Printing. Expanded version of a novel published 10 years earlier. Signed by Bova. Just a touch of wear. A near fine copy in wraps. Seller Inventory # 13407