Orion: A Novel

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Macmillan, Dec 15, 1992 - Fiction - 432 pages
John O'Ryan is not a god...not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of our ancestors to the final confrontation under the hammer of nuclear annihilation.
 

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User Review  - Lyndatrue - LibraryThing

I've read a lot of things by Ben Bova, and mostly I read them just once, and then pass them on. I've read this at least twice, and the cover art (by Vallejo) alone was a reason to keep it. It's really one of Bova's better works, and it still reads well, after all these years. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
8
CHAPTER 2
14
CHAPTER 3
20
CHAPTER 4
28
CHAPTER 5
38
CHAPTER 6
44
CHAPTER 7
54
CHAPTER 8
64
CHAPTER 25
226
CHAPTER 26
237
CHAPTER 27
246
CHAPTER 28
254
CHAPTER 29
265
CHAPTER 30
277
CHAPTER 31
286
CHAPTER 32
296

INTERLUDE
69
ASSASSIN
79
CHAPTER 9
80
CHAPTER 10
88
CHAPTER 11
102
CHAPTER 12
110
CHAPTER 13
117
CHAPTER 14
125
CHAPTER 15
134
CHAPTER 16
146
CHAPTER 17
156
CHAPTER 18
166
CHAPTER 19
173
CHAPTER 20
180
CHAPTER 21
187
INTERLUDE
195
FLOOD
201
CHAPTER 22
202
CHAPTER 23
212
CHAPTER 24
216
INTERLUDE
301
THE WAR
307
CHAPTER 33
308
CHAPTER 34
315
CHAPTER 35
321
CHAPTER 36
330
CHAPTER 37
338
CHAPTER 38
347
CHAPTER 39
357
CHAPTER 40
368
CHAPTER 41
373
THE CYCLE OF ETERNITY
381
CHAPTER 42
382
CHAPTER 44
393
CHAPTER 45
402
CHAPTER 46
412
CHAPTER 47
420
EPILOGUE A
430
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About the author (1992)

Born in Philadelphia, Ben Bova worked as a newspaper reporter, a technical editor for Project Vanguard (the first American satellite program), and a science writer and marketing manager for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, before being appointed editor of Analog, one of the leading science fiction magazines, in 1971. After leaving Analog in 1978, he continued his editorial work in science fiction, serving as fiction editor of Omni for several years and editing a number of anthologies and lines of books, including the "Ben Bova Presents" series for Tor. He has won science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Editor six times.

A published SF author from the late 1950s onward, Bova is one of the field's leading writers of "hard SF," science fiction based on plausible science and engineering. Among his dozens of novels are Millennium, The Kinsman Saga, Colony, Orion, Peacekeepers, Privateers, and the Voyagers series. Much of his recent work, including Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, The Precipice, and The Rock Rats, falls into the continuity he calls "The Grand Tour," a large-scale saga of the near-future exploration and development of our solar system.

A President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, in 2001 Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, the well-known literary agent Barbara Bova.

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