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Ben Bova (1932–2020)

Benjamin William Bova (November 8, 1932 - November 29, 2020) was an American writer. He was the author of more than 120 works of science fact and fiction, he was six-time winner of the Hugo Award, 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... See full bio »

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 2010 Repo Men (futurist)
 1987 Future Flight (TV Special) (advisor: space flight)
 1973 Sleeper (science consultant - uncredited)
 1973 The Starlost (TV Series) (science consultant - 10 episodes)
- Mr. Smith of Manchester (1973) ... (science consultant)
- Gallery of Fear (1973) ... (science consultant)
- Circuit of Death (1973) ... (science consultant)
- The Alien Oro (1973) ... (science consultant)
- And Only Man Is Vile (1973) ... (science consultant)
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 1974 Land of the Lost (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Search (1974) ... (written by)
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 2004 Finding the Future: A Science Fiction Conversation (Video documentary)
 1991 The Chronic Rift (TV Series)
- Science Fact in Science Fiction (1991) ... (voice)

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Novel: "The Milky Way Galaxy". See more »

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[on his experience as an American writing for The Starlost (1973), a Canadian science-fiction series] What really surprised me is that there was a great deal of national chauvinism on the set. I was a "Yankee". For the first time in life I heard the phrase, "The flea knows how to live with the elephant". Every piece of advice I gave was completely ignored. As the series progressed, it wasn't just... See more »


Bova is a member of the National Space Institute and was its director in 1981. See more »

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