Ben Bova, the science fact-and-fiction writer who has worked in TV, magazines, and over 100 books, has passed way. He was 88 years old. According to his niece, Kathryn Brusco, Bova passed away due to a stroke.
In 1972, Bova became editor of Analog Science Fact & Fiction, where won six Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor. In 1985, he was awarded San Diego Comic-Con’s Inkpot Award.
His novels include As on a Darkling Plain, The Starcrossed, and Orion and the Conqueror. There are also a number of books published in more recent years named simply after planets and moons in our universe, known to his fans as the Grand Tour series, beginning with 1992’s Mars, about the first human expedition to the red planet. According to publisher Tor, Bova’s latest installment, Uranus, was published in July, and was scheduled to be the first of a trilogy. The second installment, Neptune, is scheduled for release next year.
Bleeding Fool offers its sincere condolences to Mr. Bova’s family, friends and fans.