Science Fiction Book Club

Space Station Down


Ben Bova

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: When an ultra-rich space tourist visits the orbiting International Space Station, NASA expects a $100 million win-win: his visit will bring in much needed funding and publicity. But the tourist venture turns into a scheme of terror. Together with an extremist cosmonaut, the tourist slaughters all the astronauts on board the million-pound ISS—and prepares to crash it into New York City at 17,500 miles an hour, causing more devastation than a hundred atomic bombs. In doing so, they hope to annihilate the worlds financial system.

All that stands between them and their deadly goal is the lone survivor aboard the ISS, Kimberly Hasid-Robinson, a newly divorced astronaut who has barricaded herself in a secure area.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Ben Bova: Signed Books & Author Bibliography | VJ BooksBen Bova (1932-2020) was the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Transhuman, Orion, the Star Quest Trilogy, and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. His many honors include the Isaac Asimov Memorial Award in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature in 2008.

Dr. Bova was President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni. As an editor, he won science fictions Hugo Award six times. His writings predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more.

In addition to his literary achievements, Bova worked for Project Vanguard, Americas first artificial satellite program, and for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, the company that created the heat shields for Apollo 11, helping the NASA astronauts land on the moon. He also taught science fiction at Harvard University and at New York Citys Hayden Planetarium and worked with such filmmakers as George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry.

Doug Beason | WordFire PressDoug Beason is a Nebula Award finalist whose fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, as well as an expert on National Defense Security and a retired Colonel in the Air Force. His novel The Trinity Paradox was the first novel ever reviewed in Physics Today and the first work of fiction nominated for the American Physical Society's Forum Award.


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