The first volume in a sterling collection of stories from legendary hard science fiction master Ben Bova These are selected stories from Bovas amazing career at the center of science fiction and space advocacy. He is the creator of the New York Times bestselling Grand Tour series, a six-time Hugo award winner, and past president of the National Space Society. The very best of Ben Bova, these stories span the five decades of Bovas incandescent career. Here are tales of star-faring adventure, peril, and drama. Here are journeys into the mind-bending landscapes of virtual worlds and alternate realities. Here youll also find stories of humanitys astounding future on Earth, on Mars, and in the solar system beyondstories that always get the science right. And Bovas gathering of deeply realized, totally human characters are the heroic, brave, tricky, sometimes dastardly engineers, astronauts, corporate magnates, politicians, and scientists who will make these futures possibleand those who often find that the problems of tomorrow are always linked to human values and human failings which are as timeless as the stars.