Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to famed science fiction writer Ben Bova about his remarkable career, science and science fiction in the near future, and his latest works. Bova has authored more than 115 fiction and nonfiction books and has a huge and loyal following – myself included.
Dr. Bova is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Two facts that help explain why his novels often morph from fiction into prophecy; at least two American companies are working on producing the orbital power-generation technology depicted in his novel Powersat.
Best known for his Grand Tour series, Ben Bova is widely regarded as the eminence grise of the space exploration sub-genre. His many accolades include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, a Campbell Award in 2006 for his novel Titan and a 1979 Locus SF Award nomination for Colony.