New Earth

Ben Bova

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We’ve found an Earthlike planet, but what secrets does it hold?

In Ben Bova’s New Earth, The world is thrilled by the discovery of an Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows oceans of liquid water and a breathable, oxygen-rich atmosphere. A human exploration team is dispatched to explore the planet, now nicknamed New Earth. The explorers understand they're on a one-way mission. The trip takes eighty years one way, so even if they are able to return to Earth, nearly two hundred years will have passed. Their friends and family will be gone. The explorers are not the best available: they are expendable. Upon landing on the planet they find a group of intelligent creatures who look like humans. Are they native to this world or invaders? Moreover, the scientists begin to realize that the planet cannot be natural. Rather, could New Earth be an artifact?

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BEIJING
 
 
Chiang Chantao sat in his powerchair, floating high above the flooded city of St. Louis.
“This shouldn’t be happening,” he said, his voice barely more than a pained croak.
“But it is,” said Felicia Ionescu, seemingly standing in midair beside him.
What had once been a thriving city was now a drowned disaster, buildings inundated, highways submerged, even the magnificent Gateway Arch’s foundations awash in several meters of muddy water. Long lines of miserable refugees were plodding away from the city, automobiles, trucks,

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“Bova proves himself equal to the task of showing how adversity can temper character in unforeseen ways.” —The New York Times

“Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction.” —Daily News (Los Angeles)

“[Bova’s] excellence at combining hard science with believable characters and an attention-grabbing plot makes him one of the genre’s most accessible and entertaining storytellers.” —Library Journal


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Ben Bova

BEN BOVA is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, former editorial director of Omni, and a past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, most recently Power Play, Farside, and New Earth. He lives in Florida.

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New Earth
Ben Bova

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
July 2014
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765368072
ISBN10: 0765368072
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 384 pages
$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
July 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765330185
ISBN10: 0765330180
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$24.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
July 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429948142
ISBN10: 1429948140
384 pages
$7.99
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