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Out of the Sun

Out of the Sun

Ben Bova

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Out of the Sun is a thrilling short novel by Hugo Award-winning hard science fiction author Ben Bova. Written during the Cold War, it speculates on the use of what was then the cutting edge of military technology.

Three virtually indestructible Cobra Mach 3 fighter planes crash and metals engineer Paul Sarko is asked to find out why. Amid spies and counterspies, with his own life in danger, Sarko takes the reamaining Cobra test model up over the Artic and stakes his own life on his hunch.

Includes the original 1968 edition's nonfiction essay on laser technology, The Amazing Laser.

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

CHAPTER ONE
The fighter plane was nicknamed Arrow One. It was cruising eight miles high above the frozen white of the Arctic Ocean, not far from the North Pole.
Hundreds of miles away, the long-ranged radars on the coast of Alaska...

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Ben Bova

Ben Bova (1932-2020) was the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Transhuman, Orion, the Star Quest Trilogy, and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. His many honors include the Isaac Asimov Memorial Award in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature” in 2008.

Dr. Bova was President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni. As an editor, he won science fiction’s Hugo Award six times. His writings predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more.

In addition to his literary achievements, Bova worked for Project Vanguard, America’s first artificial satellite program, and for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, the company that created the heat shields for Apollo 11, helping the NASA astronauts land on the moon. He also taught science fiction at Harvard University and at New York City’s Hayden Planetarium and worked with such filmmakers as George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry.

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