The Winds of Altair by Ben Bova audiobook

The Winds of Altair

By Ben Bova
Directed by Claire Bloom
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing 9780765328311
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Earth is an old planet, and her teeming massesare running out of resources—and time. It is up to men such as Jeff Holman todiscover a haven for Earth’s millions. Altair VI is one such planet, and Holmanis determined to transform this world into one where the human race cansurvive. Star probes long ago informed Earth that Altair VI had a flourishingecology with one very tough beast at the top of the food chain, one thatwill have to be dealt with before the human colony ships arrive. The beast isnot only tough, it is as smart as a man. Holman is faced with a soul-wrenchingdecision—for to make Altair VI habitable for humans, all native life must die.

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Earth is an old planet, and her teeming massesare running out of resources—and time. It is up to men such as Jeff Holman todiscover a haven for Earth’s millions. Altair VI is one such planet, and Holmanis determined to transform this world into one where the human race cansurvive.

Star probes long ago informed Earth that Altair VI had a flourishingecology with one very tough beast at the top of the food chain, one thatwill have to be dealt with before the human colony ships arrive. The beast isnot only tough, it is as smart as a man.

Holman is faced with a soul-wrenchingdecision—for to make Altair VI habitable for humans, all native life must die.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Avatar, like most sci-fi films, lets us see with our eyes what the great writers of science fiction long since imagined and wrote down in words. Nowhere is this clearer than with Ben Bova’s The Winds of Altair—this is the book to read in order to understand the heart and bones of the story Avatar tried to tell.” Orson Scott Card
“Stefan Rudnicki’s deep, serious voice is a perfect match for a sci fi tale that focuses on the moral dilemmas that arise when humans attempt to conquer the planet Altair VI to escape a dying earth. He breathes life into the various characters, giving them unique qualities and convincing accents…This story is just as fresh today as it was in 1983, when it was first published. Rudnicki’s melancholy tone builds suspense and leaves listeners with food for thought.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Ben Bova

Author Bio: Ben Bova

Ben Bova (1932–2020), American author of more than one hundred books of science fact and fiction, was awarded posthumously the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. His work earned six Hugo Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006. In his early career, he was a technical editor for Project Vanguard, the United States’s first effort to launch a satellite into space in 1958. He then was a science writer for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, which built the heat shields for the Apollo 11 module. He held the position of president emeritus of the National Space Society and served as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English