Ben Bova

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Ben Bova
Ben Bova in 1974
Ben Bova in 1974
BornBenjamin William Bova
(1932-11-08)November 8, 1932
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 29, 2020(2020-11-29) (aged 88)
Naples, Florida, U.S.
  • Author
  • essayist
  • journalist
  • critic
GenreScience fiction
Notable awardsInkpot Award (1985)[1]

Benjamin William Bova (November 8, 1932 – November 29, 2020) was an American writer. He was the author of more than 120[2] works of science fiction. He was a six-time winner of the Hugo Award.

He was an editor of Analog Magazine, an editorial director of Omni; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America.[3] He was known for his Grand Tour novel series.

Bova died on November 29, 2020 at a hospital in Naples, Florida from pneumonia and a stroke caused by COVID-19, aged 88.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Inkpot Award". Comic-Con International: San Diego. December 6, 2012.
  2. "Official Website". Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Orion and King Arthur. Tor Tom Doherty. 2012. pp. inside back flap. ISBN 9780765330178.
  4. In Memoriam: Ben Bova, at Science Fiction Writers of America; published November 30, 2020; retrieved November 30, 2020