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The Silent War

The Silent War

Book III of The Asteroid Wars

Asteroid Wars (Volume 3)

Ben Bova: Read by Amanda Karr, Christian Noble and cast

Macmillan Audio


Ben Bova's The Silent War is the breakneck continuation to The Asteroid Wars series that can end only in earth's salvation--or the annihilation of all that humankind has ever accomplished in space.

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. Fighting escalates and the lines between commerce and politics, boardroom and bedroom, blur—and the keys to victory will include physics, nanotechnology, and cold hard cash.

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.

Praise for The Silent War

“...the Asteroid Wars is vintage Bova, with intrigues, hardware, and action all applied lavishly to a fast-moving story.” —Booklist on The Silent War -

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Ben Bova: Read by Amanda Karr, Christian Noble and cast

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.

Christian Noble's narration credits include several Ben Bova titles, including The Rock Rats, Jupiter, and Silent War. His film appearances include Human Desires, Sorceress II: The Temptress, The Killing Jar, and South Beach.

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