Asteroid Wars

Earth is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Now, only the energy and natural resources of space can save Earth's economy. In the struggle over the incalculable wealth of the Asteroid Belt, many will die—and many will achieve more than they ever dreamed was possible.

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The Silent War
The Silent War
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The thrilling conclusion to the "Asteroid Wars" trilogy that began with The Precipice and The Rock Rats
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When corporations go to war, standard business practice goes out the window. Astro Corporation is led by indomitable Texan Pancho Lane, Humphries Space Systems by the rich and ruthless Martin Humphries, and their fight is over nothing less than resources of the Asteroid Belt itself. As fighting escalates, the lines between commerce and politics, boardroom and bedroom, blur--and the keys to victory will include physics, nanotechnology, and cold hard cash.

As they fight it out, the lives of thousands of innocents hang in the balance, including the rock rats who make their living off the asteroids, and the inhabitants of Selene City on Earth's moon. As if matters weren't complicated enough, the shadowy Yamagata corporation sets its sights on taking advantage of other people's quarrels, and space pirate Lars Fuchs decides it's time to make good on his own personal vendetta.

It's a breakneck finale that can end only in earth's salvation--or the annihilation of all that humankind has ever accomplished in space.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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Asteroid Wars (Volume 3)

Ben Bova

Tor/Forge

The thrilling conclusion to the "Asteroid Wars" trilogy that began with The Precipice and The Rock Rats

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The Precipice
The Precipice
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Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Randolph knows the energy and natural resources of space can save Earth's economy, but the price may be the loss of the only thing he has left--the company he founded, Astro Manufacturing.
Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he doesn't care if Earth perishes in the process. And he knows that the perfect bait to ensnare Dan Randolph--and take control of Astro--is his revolutionary new fusion propulsion system.

As Randolph--accompanied by two fascinating women who are also brilliant astronauts--flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph's hands.

The Asteroid Wars have begun.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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Asteroid Wars (Volume 1)

Ben Bova

Tor/Forge

Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Randolph knows the...

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The Aftermath
The Aftermath
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The sequel to The Precipice, The Rock Rats, and The Silent War.
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In Ben Bova's Aftermath, in the wake of the Asteroid Wars that tore across the solar system, Victor Zacharius makes his living running the ore-carrier Syracuse. When the Syracuse stumbles into the middle of a military attack on the habitat Chrysalis, Victor flees in a control pod to draw the attacker’s attention away from his family. Now, as his wife and children plunge into the far deeps of space, Victor has been rescued by the seductive Cheena Madagascar. He must do her bidding if he’s to have a prayer of ever seeing his family again.
 
Elverda Apacheta, the solar system’s greatest sculptor, and the cyborg Dorn, the ruthless military commander responsible for the attack on Chrysalis, are linked by their joint discovery of an alien artifact. Similarly transformed by the artifact’s mysterious powers, Apacheta and Dorn now prowl the Belt, determined to find the bodies of the many victims of Harbin’s atrocities so that they can be given proper burials. Kao Yuan is the captain of Viking who’s determined to kill Dorn and Elverda because they know too much about the artifact and its power. But Viking’s second-in-command appears to have the real power on board ship.  When Viking catches up to Apacheta and Dorn, their confrontation begins a series of events involving them, the Zacharius family, and the transformation of the human solar system…
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Asteroid Wars (Volume 4)

Ben Bova; Read by Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye, and Stefan Rudnicki

Macmillan Audio

The sequel to The Precipice, The Rock Rats, and The Silent War.

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The Rock Rats
The Rock Rats
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Visionary space industrialist Dan Randolph is dead-but his protégé, pilot Pancho Barnes, now sits on the board of his conglomerate. She has her work cut out for her. For Randolph's rival, Martin Humphries, still wants to control Astro and still wants to drive independent asteroid miners like Lars Fuchs out of business. Humphries wants revenge against Pancho-and, most of all, he wants his old flame, Amanda, who has become Lars Fuchs's wife.

Brimming with memorable characters and human conflict, rugged high-tech prospectors and boardroom betrayals, The Rock Rats continues the tale of our near-future struggle over the incalculable wealth of the Asteroid Belt, the richest source of raw mineral wealth known to humankind. Before it ends, many will die-and many will achieve more than they ever dreamed was possible.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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Asteroid Wars (Volume 2)

Ben Bova

Tor/Forge

Visionary space industrialist Dan Randolph is dead-but his protégé, pilot Pancho Barnes, now sits on the board of his conglomerate. She has her work cut out for her. For Randolph's...

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  • Ben Bova discusses The Aftermath

    Hugo Award-winning author Ben Bova discusses The Aftermath, the fourth book in The Asteroid Wars series.

  • The Precipice by Ben Bova--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Ben Bova's science fiction novel The Precipice, the first novel of the Asteroid Wars about Earth's near future from the "leading light of hard science fiction and space advocacy" (Booklist).

  • The Rock Rats by Ben Bova--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Ben Bova's science fiction novel The Rock Rats, book 2 in The Asteroid Wars series, narrated by Ira Claffey, Amanda Karr and cast, with an introduction by Ben Bova.

  • The Aftermath by Ben Bova--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Ben Bova's science fiction novel The Aftermath, narrated by Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye, and Stefan Rudnicki. In the wake of the Asteroid Wars that tore across the solar system, Victor Zacharius makes his living running the ore-carrier Syracuse. When the Syracuse stumbles into the middle of a military attack on the habitat Chrysalis, Victor flees in a control pod to draw the attacker's attention away from his family.

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