The Return

The Return

Ben Bova / Jun 19, 2019

The Return In the s an alien starship visited Earth While investigating what appeared to be a sarcophagus bearing the preserved body of its builder astronaut Keith Stoner was trapped and cryogenically froz

  • Title: The Return
  • Author: Ben Bova
  • ISBN: 9780765309259
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the 1980s, an alien starship visited Earth While investigating what appeared to be a sarcophagus bearing the preserved body of its builder, astronaut Keith Stoner was trapped and cryogenically frozen After his body was eventually returned to Earth and revived, Stoner discovered that he had acquired alien powers Using these new powers, he built a new starship and leftIn the 1980s, an alien starship visited Earth While investigating what appeared to be a sarcophagus bearing the preserved body of its builder, astronaut Keith Stoner was trapped and cryogenically frozen After his body was eventually returned to Earth and revived, Stoner discovered that he had acquired alien powers Using these new powers, he built a new starship and left Earth.Now, after than a century of exploring the stars, Keith Stoner returns to find that the world he has come back to does not match the one he left The planet is suffering the consequences of disastrous greenhouse flooding Most nations have been taken over by ultraconservative religion based governments, such as the New Morality in the United States With population ballooning and resources running out, Earth is heading for nuclear war Stoner, the star voyager, wants to save Earth s people But first he must save himself from the frightened and ambitious zealots who want to destroy this stranger and the terrifying message he brings from the stars.

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        Ben Bova was born on November 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania In 1953, while attending Temple University, he married Rosa Cucinotta, they had a son and a daughter He would later divorce Rosa in 1974 In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose.Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett s fencing club He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism.Bova was a technical writer for Project Vanguard and later for Avco Everett in the 1960s when they did research in lasers and fluid dynamics It was there that he met Arthur R Kantrowitz later of the Foresight Institute.In 1971 he became editor of Analog Science Fiction after John W Campbell s death After leaving Analog, he went on to edit Omni during 1978 1982.In 1974 he wrote the screenplay for an episode of the children s science fiction television series Land of the Lost entitled The Search.Bova was the science advisor for the failed television series The Starlost, leaving in disgust after the airing of the first episode His novel The Starcrossed was loosely based on his experiences and featured a thinly veiled characterization of his friend and colleague Harlan Ellison He dedicated the novel to Cordwainer Bird , the pen name Harlan Ellison uses when he does not want to be associated with a television or film project.Bova is the President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past President of Science fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA.Bova went back to school in the 1980s, earning an M.A in communications in 1987 and a Ph.D in 1996.Bova has drawn on these meetings and experiences to create fact and fiction writings rich with references to spaceflight, lasers, artificial hearts, nanotechnology, environmentalism, fencing and martial arts, photography and artists.Bova is the author of over a hundred and fifteen books, non fiction as well as science fiction In 2000, he was the Author Guest of Honor at the 58th World Science Fiction Convention Chicon 2000.Hollywood has started to take an interest in Bova s works once again, in addition to his wealth of knowledge about science and what the future may look like In 2007, he was hired as a consultant by both Stuber Parent Productions to provide insight into what the world is to look like in the near future for their upcoming film Repossession Mambo released as Repo Men starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker and by Silver Pictures in which he provided consulting services on the feature adaptation of Richard Morgan s Altered Carbon cmillan author benbova


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    1. The Return was a somewhat fun read, but I found it to be very condescending in tone. The author oversimplified many issues facing the global community today. The characters also lack the depth to engage the audience. The author briefly delves into their backgrounds and psyches, but not enough to make the reader really care what happens to them.I hated the fact that The Return declared religion the reason for all the evils in the world. Any group of individuals is prone to corruption, not just re [...]


    2. I really wanted to like this sci-fi space travel novel. Its discribed as a cautionary tale about what could happen when eduationd & science information are supressed to control the worldwide population. It should be exciting. But I grew more and more bored till I just didn't care what happened anymore.I gave up reading this book at the halfway point.



    3. The hero returns. Its a different earth than the one he left (to allow him to enter the universe Bova created for The Grand Tour), but he saves this one too



    4. Star traveler Keith Stoner and his family return to Earth in the ancient alien ship that once held Stoner in cryonic freeze decades before. When he rejoined the human race the first time, the technology of the alien ship had ushered in a new age of enlightenment for the human race. Now, however, no trace of Stoner's previous visit to his home planet can be found and not one of the technological advancements--"gifts from the stars"--is evident. Instead, Stoner finds an alternate Earth, one contro [...]


    5. The Return, Book IV of Voyagers (2009) 418 pages by Ben Bova.Keith Stoner and his family return from the stars to find a dystopic Earth. The Americas are run by the New Morality, a sort of Big Brother entity with a more religious overtone. Chinese and Iranian superpowers have their own form of totalitarian societies. The planet is becoming overpopulated. Resources from space are only delaying the inevitable. The three superpowers are all arming for nuclear war, with only the threat of mutual ass [...]


    6. There's a problem with this one. It's didactic for one thing, and the hero is a little too much super hero. In the previous books, he has been augmented via nanotechnology with lots of alien powers, which made the earlier ones in the series pretty good. This one in the series has the hero and family coming back from space and finding earth taken over by a very restrictive religious entity called The New Morality, and the world threatened by nuclear holocaust. The problem comes in here. Stoner, t [...]


    7. Well, I really tried. Really, I did. Bova is a well-respected SF author, and I've read (completed and liked) other of his books, but in the end could not finish this book. I made it to page 324 (of 464 pages), and couldn't get any further.Problems: 1. Grossly over written, with information told again and again, sometimes within a paragraph. 2. While I don't have to like characters, I want to empathize and care about them. This didn't happen, and there were many characters to chose from. I don't [...]


    8. This might be a four-star book except for the fact that Ben Bova could have done so much better. The characters are interesting and unique but poorly handled. The dialogue and plot are clumsily handled and dully predictable. I found myself skimming the last part of the book to avoid the clichéd savior-shows-us-the-way ending. The material Bova had to work with was excellent; powerful human comes to show world plagued by theocracy and hardship a better way. In The Return, however, he dropped rhe [...]


    9. The plot device Bova uses to bring this future Earth more in line with current trends than the Earth of the first books (all written long ago in a different time) is interesting, but the explanation and rationale of it is half-hearted at best. Not to mention that it would provide a serious hindrance to space travel if it were true - (view spoiler)[how is an interstellar drive that bops you around to random universes really useful, since you can never go back to the planet you came from to begin [...]


    10. This book will probably get glowing reviews because fans love Ben Bova. But I was just not moved by this story. The blurbs on the back of the book praise the author for "plausibility of detail" and "combining science with attention-grabbing plots". Ummm. I don't see it. There WAS no science in this book, at least not that I could find. The man who returns from voyaging among the stars with super-human abilities - he can read minds, manipulate people's bodies, turn off electronic devices at will, [...]


    11. Ben Bova is no 6-Time Hugo Award Winner by accident, he's Edited Analog and Omni Magazines. Like Einstein working at the Copyright Office, couldn't help but absorb, by Osmosis, everything that came across his desk! Once again Ben Bova, through his 4-Volume Epic of Science Fiction helps us recognize Humanity's petty grasping for Power and Greed and how our Xenophobia keeps Humanity from reaching our full Potential and taking the next step in our Evolution. A great Read!


    12. Of the four Voyagers books, this is by far the best. Bova may well realize that age is catching up with him, and in this book ties up a number of loose ends. The story is trite in places, but it asks questions that mankind must resolve to continue the race. It also paints a stark portrait of what could happen to America should we become a theocracy. If you have only read the first three in the series, but not his Grand Tour books, read those first, then read The Return.


    13. Great Book. Bova concluded this series and tied it into his Grand Tour series. We met several familiar folks from the series. The book also managed to include many current issues--population control, nuclear weapons proliferation, religious freedom and dictatorship to name a few. I'd imagine that those are Bova's hot buttons. Although the book dragged a little in the middle, I got to the conclusion knowing that our hero would save the day. That finishes all the books of the Grand Tour for me.


    14. Good story although for me the gold standard for science fiction dealing with humanity's inevitable march to self destruction is Walter Miller's "A Canticle for Liebowitz". In some ways the variety of characters here are a bit stereotypical and somewhat cardboard cutouts but, as I say, I enjoyed the read.


    15. Called it. The only way he could have brought this book into the grand tour universe. However this whole thing appears to be more of an alternative ending to the grand tour. Pretty good book, if a little predictable. Felt it could have done with more substancefelt a bit plain. We going to get an 'ending' to this?


    16. A bit too preachy and antitheistic, but an interesting story. Hopefully it won't be the start of a whole series of parallel universe story lines, which has been overdone in sci-fi in every media type already.


    17. Outstanding. I love the way Bova concluded this series and actually tied it into his Grand Tour novels. This book also managed to interweave a lot of current political issues and problems currently occurring on our world. Just fantastic and easy to read.


    18. This book is not up to Ben Bova's usual standard. I feel as if he needed to complete the sequence, so he did but without a lot of imagination. The book is pedantic and predictable. However, even a mediocre Ben Bova book is still worth reading if you like hard science fiction.


    19. A family of star travelers return to Earth with Alien technology and attempt to save mankind suffering from climate change, religious wars, over population, and greed. America is ruled by a group of religious nuts who intend to rule the world.


    20. Sci-fi about a man who returns from outerspace with his wife and children to an Earth of a different reality - and he has a mission and a message to save humanity. A so-so book.




    21. not as good as the usual Grand Tour , this one takes place on Earth and is mostly about social issues, overpopulation,drugs and nuclear wars- some times these guys get on their soap boxes!!


    22. Loved it. Bova never fails to deliver a great storyline and believable plot & characters. It makes me wish I were born about 100 year later :)


    23. Maybe I shouldn't have started with boo IV of the series. It was ok, breezy, easy to read. Just left me feeling ok not great.


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