Well-known author Bova’s first science fiction title, long out of print since its original edition, returns with an introductory essay by the. The author performed extensive stellar mapmaking and astronomical studies while writing the book. This research sets the stage for an interstellar war for control. Results 1 – 27 of 27 The Star Conquerors by Ben Bova and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. To Explore New Worlds Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Star Conquerorsplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 17, DoctorM rated it really liked it. A YA sci-fi novel that’s now a half-century old. Is it a masterpiece of its kind?
But it is a book I read long ago when I was maybe And I did love it. It was well-written enough, and certainly a book that I found excellent all those many years ago. As space opera, it still works no masterpiece, but a solid tale of space war and adventure, with decent characters.
It gets 4 stars based on memories from long ago one of the books that made me interested i A YA sci-fi novel that’s now a half-century old. It gets 4 stars based on memories from long ago one of the books that made me interested in sci-fi, space, and, in the end, history. Nov 04, Kenny Park rated it it was amazing.
Starr always wanted to read The Star Conquerors and couldn’t because it was so expensive to get a copy, but it was just released in an ebook edition from ReAnimus Press http: I really enjoyed reading it. It was a good story, and seemed very much like a blueprint for Star Trek that perhaps Roddenberry liked a lot.
It has an introduction from Bova on the history of the book which was interesting, as well as both new cover art and the original Mel Hunter cover art. Fun book to read this is one of the first sci-fi books I ever read about 8 years old.
Jul 02, Duncan Rice rated it liked it. You can tell it’s an early book. The writing is not very mature. It has many logical flaws and inconsistencies. Enjoy it for what it is. May 23, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: This science fiction novel stae about an interstellar war between the Terran Confederation and the much larger star empire of the Masters.
Things are not going well for the Terrans. The Saurians who do the actual fighting under the control of the masters outnumber the Terran forces by several times.
The Terran fleet is in bad shape.
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Geoffrey Knowland, whose father, Heath, runs the whole Earth defense effort, is authorized to take what’s left of the fleet and go on the offensive. They begin to hav This science fiction novel is about an interstellar war between the Terran Confederation and the much larger star empire of the Masters.
They begin to have an effect, destroying a base here, and an outpost there. A million years ago, mankind had spread out among the stars, with colonies on a number of planets. They ran into a highly advanced race, the Others, who wiped out mankind’s star empire, and caused an ice age on Earth.
These surviving colonists evolved into separate humanoid societies. A resident of one of these societies, Alan Brakerman his actual alien name is nearly unpronounceableescapes from a Masters-ruled planet, and joins the Terran forces. The Terran forces liberate a number of societies from the Masters, but the natives aren’t exactly jumping for joy. Life was peaceful under the Masters, but it was also quiet. Scientific exploration was subtly suppressed, and even the birth rate was stagnant.
The Komani, one of those societies, is totally based on war. They have a very hard time waiting for permission from Knowland to fight.
After causing major problems for the Saurians, and the Masters, the Terrans get a message from the Masters offering to sue for peace, each side can keep the territory it has. The Terrans xonquerors the offer; the Masters may be bloodied, but they will regroup and wipe out the terran Confederation.
The decision is made to take the fight to conquerros home world of the Masters. When they meet an actual Master, the Terrans get more than they expected. Sometimes, a person just has to read some old-fashioned space opera, full of interstellar space battles, where the outnumbered Earth forces bravely do battle against the implacable foe.
This one is quite good. Aug 04, Clark Hallman rated it really liked it Shelves: The Star Conquerors by Ben Bova was first published in in a small hardback print run and was never reprinted. Therefore, getting a copy of it has been extremely expensive and impossible for most readers.
Thankfully, this wonderful space opera book has been made available as an eBook by ReAnimus Press. Now we can all join a galaxy where various human species are spread across the galaxy trying to cope with ruthless and technologically advanced nonhuman species, led by the Masters, who have a The Star Conquerors by Ben Bova was first published in in a small hardback print run and was never reprinted. Now we can all join a galaxy where various human species are spread across the galaxy trying to cope with ruthless and technologically advanced nonhuman species, led bbova the Masters, who have already absorbed enslaved many human civilizations.
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The reader gets to ride along with the offensive assault to save the independence and freedom in fact the lives in the human civilizations. I like this book very much. Dec 05, Lynnelle D.
The Star Conquerors This supposed to be Bova’s first novel? It felt every bit as good as all the others I’ve read. He’s written so many I feel it will be a long time before I move to another author.
I enjoy his way of writing and his subjects. He’s excellent at suspension of disbelief. I get lost in his books. He’s a detail person, as am I. Thank you Ben Bova! Jul 04, Everett Jr. One of my all time favorites! I read it when I was a teenager and it was one of the sci fi books that hooked me on space.
Nov 09, Allan Caplan rated it liked it Shelves: I wish I could give another half star to this book. Bovs it, I felt that old friend Ben Bova in my hands. But it’s not the Bova I’ve been reading the last few years. This is young Mr.
I’d recomend it to any Bova fan. Aug 04, John JP rated it it was amazing. Jan 31, Frank rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting sci-fi from Bova. Part of the Winston juvenile science fiction series. Bryan rated it really liked it Dec 30, Charlie Hyatt rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Jaybush rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Scott Reed rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Goran Boskovic rated it liked it Mar 30, Conqueros rated it it was ok Jan 28, Kevin rated it really liked it Jun 20, John rated it really liked it Mar 31, Walters rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Chris Boughton rated it liked it Apr 18, Chris Paynter rated it it was amazing Oct 26, Andy Free rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Liz rated it liked it Jul 21, Thomas L Edwards rated it it was amazing Sep 20,