Benjamin William “Ben” Bova (born November 8, ) is an American writer. He is the author Ben Bova. Ben Bova in . Orion and King Arthur. Tor Tom. Orion is a time travel science fiction novel by Ben Bova. The idea is so neat, that this easily could have been one of my all time favourites. I. Ingram The exciting beginning of Bova’s popular “Orion” saga, this is the story of John O’Ryan, a man who awakens one day to discover that he is the leader of a.

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They set that bomb off in the Statue of Liberty, remember? Good and Evil battle each other over and over again, in times ranging from the present to the distant past.

In Marchhe announced on his website that he had remarried. At the beginning, I thought the setup was interesting, but Bova never really ofion anything interesting with it SF or plot. I left his class. Ben Bova was born on November 8, in Philadelphia. Bova served as the science advisor for the television series The Starlost [10] and left in disgust after the airing of the first episode Bova dedicated the novel to “Cordwainer Bird”, the pen name Ellison uses when he does not want to be associated with a television or film project.

As I stretched them out on the pavement among the shards of glass from the blown-out window, the police and firemen began to arrive, sirens shrieking. Also in he provided consulting services to Silver Pictures on the vova adaptation of Richard K. I was once again enthralled by the time travel.


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He lives in Florida. I thought about the young woman who was being taken off to a hospital. It’s a stretch to call this a science fiction novel. Bofa fans, adventure fans. Smoke filled the room. I found the ending of the book both interesting and sad, and I wanted to hear more.

Orion (Orion, book 1) by Ben Bova

The story itself is pretty good, but the concepts are what really sold me. James Guide obva Science Fiction Writers 4th ed. A few couples were sitting at scattered tables, speaking in hushed tones.

Mar 14, Jonshann0w rated it did not roion it. The Dark Age was a localised phenomenon. Orion travels backwards and tries to stop Ahriman. I do have abilities that are far beyond those of any normal man”s, but I am just as human and mortal as anyone on Earth.

But I could not feel. His novel The Starcrossed was loosely based on his experiences and featured a thinly veiled characterization of his friend and colleague Harlan Ellison. Archived from bben original on January 3, He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth.

It has commentary orino how human beings are bloodthirsty and violent, and that is our natural state. Orion falls in love with her during the 20th century battle and recognizes her each time. Would have been a better short story. There was an aura about him, a golden radiance. Today I understand that the author was giving us a more subtle message which is more in tune with reality than anything else.

Orion Series

The clatter of dishes and glassware was lost in the roar of the explosion. The author says a Mongol domination would have snuffed out Renaissance and kept the world in Dark Ages. Written on 1st May by TC. At Avco Everett he met Arthur R.


So many of the same lines were repeated ad nauseum. 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. It’s really one of Bova’s better works, and it still reads well, after all these years. This time around, I’ll admit bpva I found the love story more cheesey. A Novel Ben Bova Limited preview – There seemed to be something happening on every page I presume it’s a page turner then. The opening line is something like “I am not superhuman”.

As it spends most of its time stating facts and then denying that those facts are true until you almost seem bkva forget what was the plot of the book in the first place. Initial reaction upon finishing: Inhe wrote the screenplay for an episode of the children’s science-fiction television series Land of the Losttitled “The Search”.

In conclusion Orion is a good book however it is not as sophisticated as one might want to be. I once again loved the adventure. Overall, my rating changed from 3 to 4 stars. During his travels Orion not only get different chances at stopping and ultimately killing Ahriman, he also gets some insights into his own existence and the history of mankind.

In other projects Wikiquote. The story is basically that of Good versus Evil