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Ben Bova (born November 8, 1932 – November 29, 2020) is an American science fiction author and editor, President Emeritus of the National Space Society, and a past President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
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- My first published novel was written for teenagers, and there were rules laid down by the publisher: no sex, no smoking, no swearing. I blew up entire solar systems, I consigned billions of people to horrible death; they didn't seem to mind that at all. But no hanky-panky.
- I think it's perfectly OK to exploit the moon. Largely for two reasons: there's no life there, and it is close enough and rich enough in resources to be economically useful to Earth. In the final analysis, everything we do in space, if it does not help the people of Earth, all the people, it's not going to happen.
- As quoted in "Men on Mars, Women on Venus" by Jay McDonald at Bookpage (June 1999)
Orion Among The Stars (1995)
- Your job is not to die for your country. Your job is to get the other poor sonofabitch to die for his country.