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Creator: Ben Bova

Ben Bova (1932- ) is an American Science Fiction author, most well-known for his Grand Tour series of novels dramatizing the colonization of the Solar system through the 21st century.

His story "Zero Gee" was included in Harlan Ellison's anthology Again, Dangerous Visions.

In order of publication, the Grand Tour series consists of:
  • Privateers (1985)
  • Mars (1992)
  • Empire Builders (1993)
  • Moonrise (1996)
  • Moonwar (1998)
  • Return to Mars (1999)
  • Venus (2000)
  • The Precipice (2001)
  • Jupiter (2001)
  • The Rock Rats (2002)
  • Saturn (2002)
  • The Silent War (2004)
  • Powersat (2005)
  • Mercury (2005)
  • Titan (2006), winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (no relation to that Titan.)
  • The Aftermath (2007)
  • Mars Life (2008)
  • Leviathans of Jupiter (2011)