Ben Bova
Ben Bova is an American author of science fiction and non-fiction books. He is the author of the Exiles Trilogy, Grand Tour, Sam Gunn, Chet Kinsman, Voyagers, Orion and Watchmen series. He is a six-time Hugo Award winning author. In 1972, he took over for John W. Campbell as editor of Analog Science Fiction. Following that run, he went on to work as the editor for Omni magazine for four years.

Ben Bova became a published author with his debut novel, The Star Conquerors (published in 1959). Since then, he has written well over 100 books. Below is a list of Ben Bova’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Watchmen/The Others Books

The Star Conquerors (1959)Description / Buy at
Star Watchman (1964)Description / Buy at
The Dueling Machine (1969)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Exiles Books

Exiled from Earth (1971)Description / Buy at
Flight of Exiles (1972)Description / Buy at
End of Exile (1975)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Kinsman Books

Chronological Order of Kinsman Books

Publication Order of Voyagers Books

Publication Order of Orion Books

Orion (1984)Description / Buy at
Vengeance of Orion (1988)Description / Buy at
Orion In The Dying Time (1990)Description / Buy at
Orion and the Conqueror (1994)Description / Buy at
Orion Among the Stars (1995)Description / Buy at
Orion and King Arthur (2011)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Grand Tour Books

Chronological Order of The Grand Tour Books

Publication Order of Star Quest Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Outer Planets Books

Publication Order of Sam Gunn Books

Sam Gunn Unlimited (1992)Description / Buy at
Sam Gunn Forever (1998)Description / Buy at
The Sam Gunn Omnibus: New Stories (2007)Description / Buy at
Sam Gunn Jr. (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Moonbase Saga Books

Publication Order of The Asteroid Wars Books

Publication Order of Billionaire's Club Books

Publication Order of Jake Ross Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Weather-Makers (1967)Description / Buy at
Out of the Sun (1968)Description / Buy at
Escape! (1970)Description / Buy at
THX 1138 (With: George Lucas) (1971)Description / Buy at
As On A Darkling Plain (1972)Description / Buy at
The Winds of Altair (1973)Description / Buy at
When the Sky Burned (1973)Description / Buy at
Gremlins Go Home (With: Gordon R. Dickson) (1974)Description / Buy at
The Starcrossed (1975)Description / Buy at
City Of Darkness (1976)Description / Buy at
Multiple Man (1976)Description / Buy at
Colony (1978)Description / Buy at
Test of Fire (1982)Description / Buy at
The Peacekeepers (1988)Description / Buy at
Cyberbooks (1989)Description / Buy at
The Trikon Deception (With: William R. Pogue) (1992)Description / Buy at
Triumph (1993)Description / Buy at
Death Dream (1994)Description / Buy at
Brothers (1995)Description / Buy at
The Green Trap (2006)Description / Buy at
The Immortality Factor (2009)Description / Buy at
Able One (2010)Description / Buy at
The Hittite (2010)Description / Buy at
Transhuman (2014)Description / Buy at
Rescue Mode (With: Les Johnson) (2014)Description / Buy at
Space Station Down (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Next Logical Step (2010)Description / Buy at
Answer, Please Answer (With: John Betancourt) (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Forward In Time (1973)Description / Buy at
Maxwell's Demons (1978)Description / Buy at
Escape Plus (1984)Description / Buy at
Astral Mirror (1985)Description / Buy at
The Astral Mirror (1985)Description / Buy at
Prometheans (1986)Description / Buy at
Battle Station (1990)Description / Buy at
Future Crime (1990)Description / Buy at
Challenges (1993)Description / Buy at
The Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042 (1994)Description / Buy at
Twice Seven (1998)Description / Buy at
The Towers of Titan and Other Stories (2010)Description / Buy at
New Frontiers (2014)Description / Buy at
Mercury and Prometheans (2015)Description / Buy at
The Best of Bova (2016)Description / Buy at
The Best of Bova, Volume II (2016)Description / Buy at
The Best of Bova, Volume III (2017)Description / Buy at
My Favorites (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Milky Way Galaxy (1961)Description / Buy at
Giants of the Animal World (1962)Description / Buy at
Reptiles Since the World Began (1964)Description / Buy at
The Uses of Space (1965)Description / Buy at
Planets, Life & Lgm (1970)Description / Buy at
In Quest of Quasars (1971)Description / Buy at
The Amazing Laser (1971)Description / Buy at
Man Changes the Weather (1973)Description / Buy at
The Weather Changes Man (1973)Description / Buy at
The New Astronomies (1973)Description / Buy at
Starflight and Other Improbabilities (1973)Description / Buy at
The Fourth State of Matter (1974)Description / Buy at
Analog Science Fact Reader (1974)Description / Buy at
Workshops in Space (1974)Description / Buy at
Through Eyes of Wonder (1975)Description / Buy at
Notes to a Science Fiction Writer (1975)Description / Buy at
Science--Who Needs It? (1975)Description / Buy at
Closeup, New Worlds (1977)Description / Buy at
Viewpoint (1977)Description / Buy at
The Seeds of Tomorrow (1977)Description / Buy at
High Road (1981)Description / Buy at
Vision of the Future (1982)Description / Buy at
Assured Survival (1984)Description / Buy at
Star Peace (1986)Description / Buy at
Welcome to Moon Base (1987)Description / Buy at
Interactions (1988)Description / Buy at
The Beauty of Light (With: Vonda N. McIntyre) (1988)Description / Buy at
Immortality (1990)Description / Buy at
First Contact (1990)Description / Buy at
Are We Alone In The Cosmos? The Guide To The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (1992)Description / Buy at
The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells (1994)Description / Buy at
Space Travel: A Writer's Guide to the Science of Interplanetary and Interstellar Travel (With: Anthony R. Lewis) (1997)Description / Buy at
Are We Alone in the Cosmos? (With: Byron Preiss) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Story of Light (2001)Description / Buy at
The Living Universe (2002)Description / Buy at
Faint Echoes, Distant Stars (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Science Fiction Writing Books

Aliens and Alien Societies (By: Stanley Schmidt) (1996)Description / Buy at
Time Travel (By: Paul J. Nahin) (1997)Description / Buy at
Space Travel: A Writer's Guide to the Science of Interplanetary and Interstellar Travel (With: Anthony R. Lewis) (1997)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Best of Science Fiction: No. 10(1964)Description / Buy at
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 1968(1968)Description / Buy at
Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July 1971(1971)Description / Buy at
The Many Worlds of Science Fiction(1971)Description / Buy at
Science Fiction Hall Of Fame: The Novellas Book 2(1973)Description / Buy at
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A(1973)Description / Buy at
Analog 9(1973)Description / Buy at
Cosmic Laughter; Science Fiction for the Fun of It(1974)Description / Buy at
Science Fiction Hall of Fame: The Novellas Book 1(1975)Description / Buy at
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow: A Discursive Symposium(1975)Description / Buy at
Analog Annual(1976)Description / Buy at
Aliens: 3 Novellas(1977)Description / Buy at
Aliens(1977)Description / Buy at
Study War No More(1977)Description / Buy at
Weird Heroes Volume 6(1977)Description / Buy at
Analog Yearbook(1978)Description / Buy at
Novella 3(1978)Description / Buy at
Rod Serling's Other Worlds(1978)Description / Buy at
Alien Encounters(1982)Description / Buy at
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humor(1982)Description / Buy at
Analog: Writers' Choice Volume II(1984)Description / Buy at
The Best of the Nebulas(1989)Description / Buy at
Power(1991)Description / Buy at
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, February 1997(1997)Description / Buy at
Are We Alone in the Cosmos?(1999)Description / Buy at
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 2001(2001)Description / Buy at
The Best Of Analog(2002)Description / Buy at
The Hard SF Renaissance(2003)Description / Buy at
Analog, January/February 2005(2005)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007(2007)Description / Buy at
Nebula Awards 42 (2008)(2008)Description / Buy at
Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2(2010)Description / Buy at
Going Interstellar(2012)Description / Buy at
Science Fiction Gems, Volume Four, Jack Sharkey and Others(2012)Description / Buy at
The Callahan Kids(2012)Description / Buy at
Writers for Relief(2013)Description / Buy at
Carbide Tipped Pens(2014)Description / Buy at
Science Fiction Gems, Volume 9(2015)Description / Buy at
Visions of the Future(2015)Description / Buy at
The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume XV(2018)Description / Buy at

Notes: The To Save the Sun series is co-authored by A.J. Austin. Gremlins, Go Home! is co-authored with Gordon R. Dickson. The Trikon Deception is co-authored with Bill Pogue. Rescue Mode is co-authored by Les Johnson. The anthology Carbide Tipped Pens was edited with Eric Choi.

The Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042 also contains stories by Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle and Charles Sheffield. The Callahan Kids: Tales of Life on Mars also contains stories by Michael Carroll, Jim Denney, Marianne Dyson, Brian Enke, Tom Hill and Rebecca Rowe.

Closeup: New Worlds is co-authored with Trudy E. Bell. Physicist and the Matter of This World is co-authored by Sheldon Glashow. First Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is co-authored by Byron Preiss. Faint Echoes, Distant Stars was also published as The Living Universe.

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