Benjamin William "Ben" Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American writer of both science fiction and science fact, primarily on the topics of lasers and fluid dynamics. He has authored more than 120 works and has won the Hugo Award for his science fiction writings. In the field of science fiction, he is perhaps best know for his Grand Tour series of books that are each focused on the exploration of the different bodies of the solar system.
Bova has also served as a former editor of Analog Magazine as well as the former editorial director of Omni. Bova also served as president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America.
The collection consists of his literary and personal papers.