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In this new collection, Ben Bova has compiled 14 of his favorite short stories. Each story includes an all-new introduction with compelling insight into the narrative.

Exploring the boundaries of the genre, Bova not only writes of spaceships, aliens, and time travel in most of his titles, but also speculates on the beginnings of science fiction in “Scheherazade and the Storytellers,” as well as the morality of man in “The Angel’s Gift.” Stories such as “The Café Coup” and “We’ll Always Have Paris” dip into speculative historical fiction, asking questions about what would happen if someone could change history for the better. This expansive collection is a key addition for Bova fans and sci-fi lovers alike!

Stories included in this collection: “Monster Slayer,” “Muzhestvo,” “We’ll Always Have Paris,” “The Great Moon Hoax, or A Princess of Mars,” “Inspiration,” “Scheherazade and the Storytellers,” “The Supersonic Zeppelin,” “Mars Farts,” “The Man Who Hated Gravity,” “Sepulcher,” “The Café Coup,” “The Angel’s Gift,” “Waterbot,” and “Sam and the Flying Dutchman.” 

©2020 Ben Bova (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Problematic language

As an avid sci-if fan, I listened to this to determine whether to read Bova’s other works. This collection informed my decision not to read his other works, because I found his portrayals of women problematic and archaic. A common theme woven throughout the stories is that of women as objects and ethnicities as defining personality characteristics. The term “Hispanic sculptress” is used to describe a prominent artist in one of the stories. In another, a man falls in love with a woman at first sight, and describes her beauty as “haunted” and “fragile” as though the male character is attracted to this woman on the basis that he sees her as prey, which I found highly disturbing. In that same story, a male character repeatedly runs away from the woman he’s supposed to marry… Add in an entire story based on jokes about ethnic and religious origin and the whole of the collection sounds like it was written a long time ago, which it undoubtedly was. However, this was published in 2020; would it be so bad for the author to revisit and revise his “favorites?”

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Great collection

A wide variety of tales from the best authors. A worderful reading. Even a brief return to Bova's Grand Tour.

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Ben Bova always great

I have enjoyed bambova stories for many years it's really great to have it inaudible

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  • 03-11-22

A good sample of late 20th century Sci-Fi.

I enjoyed encountering stories I rembered reading many years ago. i will look for other Ben Bova material

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  • Neve8
  • 02-27-22

My Favourites (Collection of Short Stories)

Another fantastic book & collection of short stories from a great Sci-Fi story teller. The performance of the readers are brilliant. Highly recommended for Sci-Fi fans such as myself.