For a limited time, you can get the following eBooks for a steal/
- Titan (The Grand Tour) by Ben Bova (Tor Books) – $2.99
- Venus (The Grand Tour) by Ben Bova (Tor Books) – $2.99
- Death Has Come Up into Our Windows (The Zombie Bible) by Stant Litore (47North) – $0.99
The Ben Bova books are available at this price through the end of the month. Stant Litore’s book is an Amazon daily deal, so that expires at the end of the day today.
If you want ‘em, grab ‘em while you can.
Dr. Ben Bova has written more than 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, and 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, 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. In 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature.”
A frequent commentator on radio and television and a widely-popular lecturer, he was an award-winning editor and an executive in the aerospace industry. He received the Science Fiction Achievement Award (the “Hugo”) for Best Professional Editor six times. In 2001 Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He received the 1996 Isaac Asimov Memorial Award; was the 1974 recipient of the E.E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction; the 1983 Balrog Award winner for Professional Achievement; the 1985 Inkpot Award recipient for his outstanding achievements in science fiction. In 2000, he was Guest of Honor at the 58th World Science Fiction Convention, Chicon 2000. Dr. Bova is a multi-Hugo winner as Editor of both Analog and Omni, as well as for his many novels, which include Saturn, Mars, The Sam Gunn stories/novels, The Kinsman Saga, The Asteroid series, and The Orion series, amongst others. His latest novel, Orion and King Arthur, just released from Tor Books. He can be found online via Facebook or his website at http://www.benbova.net.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt talks to Ben about his career, his approach to craft and his exciting future projects for us.
SFFWRTCHT: Where’d your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from?
- Interviews & Profiles:
- Self-Publishing Review interviews Tessa Dick, the widow of Philip K. Dick, who has reworked the novel he was working on at the time of his death in 1982: The Owl in Daylight.
- Agony Column podcast-interviews Karen Armstrong.
- @Bibliophile Stalker: Kate Baker.
- ActuSF interviews James Lovegrove (The Age Of Ra).
- Locus Online has Locus Magazine interview excerpts with John Clute.
- Ben Bova talks about the recent loss of his wife, Barbara.
- Frederik Pohl on fandom.
- Last week, the Indian science fiction writers met in Varanasi to discuss the future and perils of science fiction writing in India.
- Cory Doctorow’s book Little Brother wins the Sunburst Award.
- Ross Bradshaw considers: Small presses are often based on one individual. Is that a bad thing? [via Damien G. Walter]
- At Juno books, Paula Guran talks about Women, Horror, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Other Things I Should Not Say… [via Bibliophile Stalker]
- Never underestimate the determination of a sf fan: The SF Team, an informal group of fans and enthusiasts from Serbia, has translated Michael Swanwick‘s Periodic Table of Science Fiction into Serbian.
- Free sample from Pyr: The first 5 Chapters of Paul McAuley’s The Quiet War.
- Neatorama directs us to this Interactive Map of Banned and Challenged Books.
- Writerly Bits:
- ScFi Wire asks: Is mysticism overtaking science in sci-fi?
- For those musically-inclined (or reclined as the case may be): Buzzgrinder is hosting an Admiral Ackbar song contest.
- ABC will only be running a measly 4 episodes of V this year, with the rest of the season appearing in the Spring of 2010. Yeah — only if the rating were good, I’m thinking. [via SciFi Scanner]
- Also at SciFi Scanner: Are You a Replicant? Take the Blade Runner Ultimate Fan Quiz and find out!
- Slice of SciFi on the upcoming Stargate Universe premiere: “this isn’t your daddy’s ‘Stargate’ series”.
- Interviews & Profiles:
- Lev Grossman Responds to Criticism of his Wall Street Journal essay.
- Robert J. Sawyer on the death of science fiction.
- Jeff VanderMeer reviews Mark von Schlegell’s Mercury Station.
- Cheryl Morgan looks at Women & SF: Some Numbers. [via Enter the Octopus]
- @No Fear of the Future, Jess Nevins talks about The Zeppelin Pulps.
- @The World in the Satin Bag, S.M. Duke continues his essay on Punking the Begeezus out of SF/F.
- Norilana Books is reprinting the classic high fantasy Night’s Master by Tanith Lee, the first book in the Tales from the Flat Earth series.
- Angela Slatter on Editing Tips.
- Julian Card writes about SciFi film in his article Science Fiction Throughout the Ages and Into the Future
- AntipodeanSF, #135 now online. [via Beam Me Up]
- It’s time for another installment of…Fantasy or Football?
- I have a hunch you may do well at Young Frankenstein Ultimate Fan Quiz.
- @Boxwish: Top 10 SciFi Movie Uniforms. [via The Website at the End of the Universe]
- @Den of Geek: Top 25 fictional ads in sci-fi movies.
- Rusty at Best Science Fiction Stories 4 Great Science Fiction Stories That Contain Long Walks.
- For the artistically inclined, check out Speckyboy Design Magazine’s 50 Imaginative Fantasy Art Tutorials for Photoshop.
- John Scalzi offers 5 Lessons From the SciFi Summer That Was.
- Presidia Creative has an incredibly cool gallery of 28 Astounding Illustrations by Michael Dashow. Awesome work.