Bova, Ben (1932–2020)
Ben Bova was a scientist, futurist, and nonfiction and science-fiction author. Bova started writing fiction in the late 1940s and continued doing so, even while pursuing careers in journalism, aerospace, education, and publishing. He authored more than 90 futuristic novels and nonfiction books and taught science fiction at Harvard University and at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. His novels include Moonwar, Moonrise, Mars, and Brothers, all of which combine romance, adventure, and scientific fact to explore the impact of future technological developments on humans.