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The Komani, one of those societies, is totally based on war. They have a very hard time waiting for permission from Knowland to fight. After causing major problems for the Saurians, and the Masters, the Terrans get a message from the Masters offering to sue for peace, each side can keep the territory it has.
The Terrans decline the offer; the Masters may be bloodied, but they will regroup and wipe out the terran Confederation. The decision is made to take the fight to the home world of the Masters. When they meet an actual Master, the Terrans get more than they expected. Sometimes, a person just has to read some old-fashioned space opera, full of interstellar space battles, where the outnumbered Earth forces bravely do battle against the implacable foe.
This one is quite good. Aug 04, Clark Hallman rated it really liked it Shelves: science-fiction. The Star Conquerors by Ben Bova was first published in in a small hardback print run and was never reprinted.
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Therefore, getting a copy of it has been extremely expensive and impossible for most readers. Thankfully, this wonderful space opera book has been made available as an eBook by ReAnimus Press. Now we can all join a galaxy where various human species are spread across the galaxy trying to cope with ruthless and technologically advanced nonhuman species, led by the Masters, who have a The Star Conquerors by Ben Bova was first published in in a small hardback print run and was never reprinted. Now we can all join a galaxy where various human species are spread across the galaxy trying to cope with ruthless and technologically advanced nonhuman species, led by the Masters, who have already absorbed enslaved many human civilizations.
The reader gets to ride along with the offensive assault to save the independence and freedom in fact the lives in the human civilizations. I like this book very much. Dec 05, Lynnelle D. The Star Conquerors This supposed to be Bova's first novel? It felt every bit as good as all the others I've read. He's written so many I feel it will be a long time before I move to another author. I enjoy his way of writing and his subjects. He's excellent at suspension of disbelief. I get lost in his books. He's a detail person, as am I.
I love it. Thank you Ben Bova! Jul 04, Everett Jr. One of my all time favorites! I read it when I was a teenager and it was one of the sci fi books that hooked me on space. Nov 09, Allan Caplan rated it liked it Shelves: sci-fi , kobo. I wish I could give another half star to this book. Reading it, I felt that old friend Ben Bova in my hands.
But it's not the Bova I've been reading the last few years. This is young Mr. I'd recomend it to any Bova fan. Jan 31, Frank rated it liked it Shelves: science-fiction , young-adult , juvenile-series. Interesting sci-fi from Bova.
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Part of the Winston juvenile science fiction series. Sep 10, Daniel Stainback rated it it was amazing. I simply loved this book, the ending was a little weak but well worth the read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Science Fiction. About Ben Bova. Ben Bova. Ben Bova was born on November 8, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In , while attending Temple University, he married Rosa Cucinotta, they had a son and a daughter. He would later divorce Rosa in In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose.
Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett's fencing club. He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism. Bova was a technical writer for Project Vanguard and later for Avco Everett in the s when they did research in lasers and fluid dynamics. It was there that he met Arthur R. Kantrowitz later of the Foresight Institute. Campbell's death. After leaving Analog, he went on to edit Omni during In he wrote the screenplay for an episode of the children's science fiction television series Land of the Lost entitled "The Search".
Bova was the science advisor for the failed television series The Starlost, leaving in disgust after the airing of the first episode.
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His novel The Starcrossed was loosely based on his experiences and featured a thinly veiled characterization of his friend and colleague Harlan Ellison. He dedicated the novel to "Cordwainer Bird", the pen name Harlan Ellison uses when he does not want to be associated with a television or film project. Bova went back to school in the s, earning an M. Bova has drawn on these meetings and experiences to create fact and fiction writings rich with references to spaceflight, lasers, artificial hearts, nanotechnology, environmentalism, fencing and martial arts, photography and artists.
Bova is the author of over a hundred and fifteen books, non-fiction as well as science fiction. Hollywood has started to take an interest in Bova's works once again, in addition to his wealth of knowledge about science and what the future may look like.
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