Ben Bova

American writer

Benjamin William Bova (November 8, 1932 – November 29, 2020) was an American writer. He was the author of more than 120[2] works of science fiction. He was a six-time winner of the Hugo Award.

Ben Bova
Ben Bova in 1974
Ben Bova in 1974
BornBenjamin William Bova
(1932-11-08)November 8, 1932
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 29, 2020(2020-11-29) (aged 88)
Naples, Florida, U.S.
  • Author
  • essayist
  • journalist
  • critic
GenreScience fiction
Notable awardsInkpot Award (1985)[1]

He was an editor of Analog Magazine, an editorial director of Omni; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America.[3] He was known for his Grand Tour novel series.

Bova died on November 29, 2020 at a hospital in Naples, Florida from pneumonia and a stroke caused by COVID-19, aged 88.[4]

References change

  1. "Inkpot Award". Comic-Con International: San Diego. December 6, 2012.
  2. "Official Website". Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  3. Orion and King Arthur. Tor Tom Doherty. 2012. pp. inside back flap. ISBN 9780765330178.
  4. In Memoriam: Ben Bova, at Science Fiction Writers of America; published November 30, 2020; retrieved November 30, 2020