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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Bova Narrator: RIchard Brewer, Emily Janice Card, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye, Hillary Huber, Moira Quirk, Don Leslie, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A hero without peer or scruples, Sam Gunn has a nose for trouble, money, and women, though not necessarily in that order. A man with the ego (and stature) of a Napoleon, the business acumen of a P. T. Barnum, and the raging hormones of a teenage boy, Sam is the finest astronaut NASA ever trained and dumped. But more than money, more than women, Sam Gunn loves justice—and he really does love money and women. Whether he’s suing the pope, helping twin sisters entangled in the virtual sex trade, or on trial for his life, charged with interplanetary genocide, you can be sure of one thing: this is one space jockey who’ll meet every challenge with a smile on his lips, an ace up his sleeve, and a weapon in his pocket.

Now, for the first time in one volume, Hugo-winner Ben Bova presents all the tales of Sam Gunn to date, including three never before collected in book form. Here is the entire chronicle of Sam Gunn, trailblazer and scoundrel, as he scams his way from one end of the solar system to the other, giving bold new meaning to the term venture capitalist.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lovers of SF romance and adventure will welcome Hugo-winner Ben Bova’s The Sam Gunn Omnibus, which collects all the tales featuring his iconoclastic astronaut hero.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Done with an engaging degree of humor. Sam’s boundless energy is quite endearing. More importantly, behind it all there is Bova’s grand design laid out…This old-fashioned, yet likeable, volume is a great encapsulation of Bova’s writings over the past thirty years or so. Written in a style likely to appeal to fans of Heinlein or possibly John Varley, it can perhaps be seen as an entertaining alternate history these days...A lot of fun.” 


  • “Bova has ambitiously and deftly created a three-in-one narrative that satisfies any and all readerly desires to see the life of his signature rogue assembled into coherent form…Bova has successfully added to the storehouse of a particularly American folklore. Sam Gunn is Mike Fink and Paul Bunyan (although their opposite in size), Rockefeller and Carnegie, Sam Slick and Penrod, the plucky protagonists from Horatio Alger and the irreverent ones from Mark Twain. His exploits…are new manifestations of an eternal archetype in the American psyche.”

    SciFi Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Wenzelburger | 6/27/2013

    " some of the cleverest writing you will ever read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Richard | 3/31/2013

    " Fast read, Ben Bova standard fair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dymphie | 10/21/2012

    " Onderhoudend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve | 7/11/2012

    " Okay read. Nice premise but takes a little to long to tell story. "

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