Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
-Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future
And that is the story of the boy who cried Dragon! Of course, when dragons sit around the campfire at night or tuck their children into bed, they tell the story of the dragon who cried Boy!
-Mike Resnick, Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
A city's only ever three hot meals away from anarchy.
-Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World
Never fire a laser at a mirror.
-Larry Niven
The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.
-Larry Niven, Ringworld
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
-David Brin
We're all born strangers to ourselves and each other, and we're seldom formally introduced.
-Robert Charles Wilson, Spin
Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.
-Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were… stronger than warriors or kings, stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.
-Greg Bear
This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.
-Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!
-C.J. Cherryh
We seem to be young, in a very old Galaxy. We're like kids tiptoeing through a ruined mansion.
-Stephen Baxter, Ark
Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilizational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries.
-Iain M. Banks, Matter
Science fiction is often very far from escapism; in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality.
-Arthur C. Clarke
Man is not a rational animal; he is a rationalizing animal.
-Robert A. Heinlein, Assignment in Eternity
'Normal' is a dryer setting.
-Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
-Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible.
-Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science. The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
-Ray Bradbury

The Grand Tour

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Powersat
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Empire Builders
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Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-raising maverick with no patience for fools, he...

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Mars
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Mars, "the bloody planet," is a world shrouded in mystery. As the source of endless fascinatio...

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Moonrise
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There is a dream called Moonbase, nurtured by ex-astronaut Paul Stavenger and his wife, Joanna...

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Moonwar
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Ben Bova's extraordinary Moonbase Saga continues with a breathtaking near-future adventure...

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Return to Mars
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Six years after the first manned Martian expedition, a second has been announced -- one...

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The Precipice
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Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into...

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Jupiter
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Grant Archer only wanted to study astrophysics. But the forces of the "New Morality," the...

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The Rock Rats
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Visionary space industrialist Dan Randolph is dead-but his protégé, pilot Pancho Barnes, now...

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Silent War
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The story of the men and women who risk everything to mine the riches of the asteroids began...

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The Aftermath
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In the wake of the Asteroid Wars that tore across the solar system, Victor Zacharius makes his...

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Saturn
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Second in size only to Jupiter, bigger than a thousand Earths but light enough to float in...

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Titan
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Hugo Award-winning editor, author, scientist, and journalist, Ben Bova is a modern master of...

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Mercury
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The planet closest to our Sun, Mercury is a rocky, barren, heat-scorched world. But there are...

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Mars Life
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Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race...

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Venus
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The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in the solar system. The ground is hot enough...

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The Return
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In the 1980s, an alien starship visited Earth. While investigating what appeared to be a...

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