Ben Bova

Ben Bova
Ben Bova in 1974
Ben Bova in 1974
BornBenjamin William Bova
(1932-11-08) November 8, 1932 (age 86)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
OccupationNovelist, .net
Bova's novella "The Towers of Titan" was the cover story in the January 1962 issue of Amazing Stories, illustrated by Ed Emshwiller

Benjamin William "Ben" Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American writer. He is the author of more than 120[1] works of science fact and fiction, he is six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog Magazine, a former editorial director of Omni; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. He lives in Florida.[2]

Personal life and education

Ben Bova was born on November 8, 1932 in Philadelphia. He graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1949 and has been inducted into the SPHS Cultural Hall of Fame in recognition of his achievements. In 1953, while attending Temple University in Philadelphia, he married Rosa Cucinotta; they had a son and a daughter. The couple divorced in 1974. In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose.[3] Barbara Bova died on September 23, 2009.[4] Bova dedicated his 2011 novel, Power Play to Barbara. In March 2013, he announced on his website that he had remarried.[1]

Bova was an avid fencer in his younger days and organized Avco Everett's fencing club.[5]

Bova is an atheist and is critical of what he sees as the unquestioning nature of religion.[6] He wrote an op-ed piece in 2012, in which he argued that atheists can be just as moral as religious believers.[7]

Bova went back to school in the 1980s, earning a Master of Arts degree in communications in 1987 from the State University of New York at Albany and a Doctor of Education degree from California Coast University in 1996.[8]

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русский: Бова, Бен
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