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Ben Bova
Ben Bova in 1974
Ben Bova in 1974
Born Benjamin William Bova
(1932-11-08)November 8, 1932
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died November 29, 2020(2020-11-29) (aged 88)
Naples, Florida, U.S.
Occupation
  • Author
  • essayist
  • journalist
  • critic
Genre Science fiction
Notable awards Inkpot Award (1985)

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

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. 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.


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