Eric Choi has posted the table of contents for the upcoming (December 2, 2014) anthology he co-edited with Ben Bova: Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction.

Here’s the book description:

Seventeen hard science fiction tales by today’s top authors

Hard science fiction is the literature of change, rigorously examining the impact—both beneficial and dangerous—of science and technology on humanity, the future, and the cosmos. As science advances, expanding our knowledge of the universe, astounding new frontiers in storytelling open up as well.

In Carbide Tipped Pens, over a dozen of today’s most creative imaginations explore these frontiers, carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction into the 21st century by extrapolating from the latest scientific developments and discoveries. Ranging from ancient China to the outer reaches of the solar system, this outstanding collection of original stories, written by an international roster of authors, finds wonder, terror, and gripping human drama in topics as diverse as space exploration, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, climate change, alternate history, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, interplanetary war, and even the future of baseball.

From tattoos that treat allergies to hazardous missions to Mars and beyond, from the end of the world to the farthest limits of human invention, Carbide Tipped Pens turns startling new ideas into state-of-the art science fiction.

Includes stories by Ben Bova, Gregory Benford, Robert Reed, Aliette de Bodard, Jack McDevitt, Howard Hendrix, Daniel H. Wilson, and many others!

Here’s the table of contents…
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Cover & Synopsis: TRANSHUMAN by Ben Bova

Here’s the the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel Transhuman by Ben Bova.

Here’s the synopsis:
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3 Cheap eBook Reads Available for a Limited Time

For a limited time, you can get the following eBooks for a steal/

  1. Titan (The Grand Tour) by Ben Bova (Tor Books) – $2.99
  2. Venus (The Grand Tour) by Ben Bova (Tor Books) – $2.99
  3. 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.

Cover & Synopsis: “New Earth” by Ben Bova

I love hearing about new books!

Here is the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel New Earth by Ben Bova.
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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?

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