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
7.61 Hours Unabridged
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Earth is an old planet, and her teeming masses are running out of resources—and time. It is up to men such as Jeff Holman to discover a haven for Earth's millions. Altair VI is one such planet, and Holman is determined to transform this world into one where the human race can survive. Star probes long ago informed Earth that Altair VI had a flourishing ecology with one very tough beast at the top of the food chain, one that will have to be dealt with before the human colony ships arrive. The beast is not only tough, it is as smart as a man. Holman is faced with a soul-wrenching decision—for to make Altair VI habitable for humans, all native life must die.

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Earth is an old planet, and her teeming masses are running out of resources—and time. It is up to men such as Jeff Holman to discover a haven for Earth's millions. Altair VI is one such planet, and Holman is determined to transform this world into one where the human race can survive.

Star probes long ago informed Earth that Altair VI had a flourishing ecology with one very tough beast at the top of the food chain, one that will have to be dealt with before the human colony ships arrive. The beast is not only tough, it is as smart as a man.

Holman is faced with a soul-wrenching decision—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 was born in Philadelphia and received his doctorate in education from California Coast University in 1996. The author of over 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has also been a radio commentator, editor, lecturer, and aerospace industry executive. His articles, opinion pieces, and reviews have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His work has 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.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English