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Out of the Sun

Ben Bova

Tor Books

Out of the Sun is a novel by Ben Bova, one of the field's leading writers of "hard science fiction."

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Out of the Sun
THE AMAZING LASERTHE AMAZING LASER
 Is Dedicated To
 DR. I. M. LEVITT
 who started this book
some thirty-five years ago
without knowing it.Codes and GuidesHere are some aids to help you explore the amazing world of the laser.THE METRIC SYSTEMWorld scientists now use the metric system rather than the older and clumsier English system of inches, pounds, and so forth.
 LENGTH1 millimeter (mm) = 0.03937 inch
1 centimeter (cm) = 0.3937 inch
1 meter (m) = 100 cm = 39.37 inches, or 3.28 feet
1 kilometer (km) = 1000 m = 0.62137 mile
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  • Ben Bova

  • Born in Philadelphia, Ben Bova worked as a newspaper reporter, a technical editor for Project Vanguard (the first American satellite program), and a science writer and marketing manager for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, before being appointed editor of Analog, one of the leading science fiction magazines, in 1971. After leaving Analog in 1978, he continued his editorial work in science fiction, serving as fiction editor of Omni for several years and editing a number of anthologies and lines of books, including the "Ben Bova Presents" series for Tor. He has won science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Editor six times.

    A published SF author from the late 1950s onward, Bova is one of the field's leading writers of "hard SF," science fiction based on plausible science and engineering. Among his dozens of novels are Millennium, The Kinsman Saga, Colony, Orion, Peacekeepers, Privateers, and the Voyagers series. Much of his recent work, including Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, The Precipice, and The Rock Rats, falls into the continuity he calls "The Grand Tour," a large-scale saga of the near-future exploration and development of our solar system.

    A President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, in 2001 Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, the well-known literary agent Barbara Bova.
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