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Author: Ben Bova Narrator: Amanda Karr, Christian Noble Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Grand Tour Series Release Date: February 2005 ISBN: 9781593976538
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Ben Bova's The Silent War is the breakneck continuation to The Asteroid Wars series that can end only in earth's salvation--or the annihilation of all that humankind has ever accomplished in space.

When corporations go to war, standard business practice goes out the window. Astro Corporation is led by indomitable Texan Pancho Lane, Humphries Space Systems by the rich and ruthless Martin Humphries, and their fight is over nothing less than resources of the Asteroid Belt itself. Fighting escalates and the lines between commerce and politics, boardroom and bedroom, blur—and the keys to victory will include physics, nanotechnology, and cold hard cash.

It's a breakneck finale that can end only in earth's salvation—or the annihilation of all that humankind has ever accomplished in space.

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  • ...the Asteroid Wars is vintage Bova, with intrigues, hardware, and action all applied lavishly to a fast-moving story. Booklist on The Silent War

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 11/2/2013

    " An interesting view of corporations, not governments, at war. This book reinforces the "power corrupts" philosophy. Well worth reading if only for the surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emanuel | 5/28/2013

    " I think this is the best one in the series. Some of the characters are quite well developed in this work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/25/2012

    " This is the finale in the trilogy that began with The Precipice and the Rock Rats. Good hard science fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 7/7/2012

    " Third novel in the asteroid wars. There is a fourth I haven't read yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 3/27/2012

    " great from the start!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crusader | 11/29/2011

    " A good read. Much more action packed than the first couple of novels in the series. The ending is a bit disappointing, leaving quite a few questions to be answered. However since there is now a fourth book in the series I think some of those will be addressed there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 10/23/2011

    " What happens when nobody asks questions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 4/18/2011

    " His was one of the better of Bova's works. Good hard SiFi, better flow and always good ideas. I enjoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crusader | 2/7/2011

    " A good read. Much more action packed than the first couple of novels in the series. The ending is a bit disappointing, leaving quite a few questions to be answered. However since there is now a fourth book in the series I think some of those will be addressed there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 9/2/2010

    " What happens when nobody asks questions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 11/2/2009

    " An interesting view of corporations, not governments, at war. This book reinforces the "power corrupts" philosophy. Well worth reading if only for the surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 7/20/2009

    " An enjoyable sci-fci read. The concepts, cities on the moon, greenhouse disaster on Earth and corporations excerting insane amounts of influence, were very cool and timely.

    I would have given it a higher rating if the ending wasn't a bit lame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 7/20/2009

    " Third novel in the asteroid wars. There is a fourth I haven't read yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 6/21/2009

    " This is the finale in the trilogy that began with The Precipice and the Rock Rats. Good hard science fiction. "

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.