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Twice Seven: Stories Mass Market Paperback – Aug 1 1998

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 499 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Science Fictio (Aug. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380797410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380797417
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.4 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g

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Excellent Set Of Short Stories Sept. 4 2013
By R. Barnes - Published on Amazon.com
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Ben Bova has always been a favorite. His style of writing just fits me perfectly. Humorous at times, he paints the scene so you can just about see it, excellent science and technology, and to the point.

The book itself contains the following short stories:

1) Inspiration 2)Appointment In Sinai 3) Conspiracy Theory 4) The Great Moon Hoax or A Princess Of Mars 5) Life As We Know It 6) Legendary Heroes 7) The Café Coup 8) Re-Entry Shock 9) In Trust and 10) Risk Assessment

As in all his collections, many of the short stories leave you with the feeling "he should expand that..what a great Novel that would be

Such as "Conspiracy Theory", where he deals with the so-called "Martian Canals" and Roswell. In "Appointment In Sinai", the use of virtual reality and the ever present argument : Robots or Humans on space missions?

Some of these stories also fit right into his present "Universe" and you will have a feeling of Deja Vu and be familiar with characters.

An excellent well crafted series of stories. Highly Recommended!
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Excellent Collection from one of SF's Living Greats March 22 2007
By Paul Cook - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a wonderful collection of stories by one of our living masters of "hard science" science fiction, the kind advocated by John W. Campbell Jr. in the pages of Astounding Science Fiction (later Analog). The surprise here is that Bova's humor and charm shine through in the short form much more than in his masterful novels. I'm surprised that this book is out of print. (But, then, short fiction doesn't sell very well.) I highly recommend this book to you as well as the Grand Tour novels (JUPITER, MERCURY, and VENUS in no particular order). Excellent science fiction!