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The Kinsman Saga (Kinsman #1-2)

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Hero or Killer?

In a startling future that's coming closer every year, Chet Kinsman is an astronaut ace who has done everything in spaceincluding committying the first murder. It's a secret he can never escape, not even on the Moon, where he's head of the first U.S. lunar colony.

But suddenly, a series of shocking yet strangely inevitable circumstances forces Kinsman to conf

Mass Market Paperback, 576 pages
Published October 15th 1988 by Tor Books (first published October 1987)
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Chez Nash
I always enjoy Ben Bova's works because he blurs the lines between science fiction and science fact.
Keith Bell
Re-read for the 3rd or 4th time. Great book. Surprised by the influence in had on me when I first read it 22 yrs ago. I found themes and ideas in here that I have used in many of my discussions over the years. Also found many similar scenes and themes that must have inspired parts of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy (perhaps my favourite series of all). Glad I dug back into this story.
Samuel Lubell
It is amazing how much older SF resembles alterntive history. I don't think I'd trade lunar colonies by @000 for the dismal future and cold war in the book. Great characterization of Kinsman and Colt, but not for the female characters.
Megan Baxter
This is a reread, and one that took me an ungodly long amount of time. I tend to put my rereads up in the bathroom, and get through them that way, but this time, I kept getting distracted by the graphic novels my husband had up there as well. I just wasn't that into it.

Of the two Ben Bova Cold War In Space novels I've read, this is definitely the better and more nuanced of the two. In this form, the book is made up of two previously published novels about the same character, Chet Kinsman, milit
Kirsten Chmielewski
Awesome book, true character building, but confusing as to the date it is set. I know its supposed to be the "future" but the main character was a kid when we first walked on the moon....
Not my cup of tea, as the Kinsman character makes you want to scream "Get over it already" at more than one occasion
the complete edition with both books made into one story. Previously published as two books in 1976 and 1979.
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Ben Bova was born on November 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1953, while attending Temple University, he married Rosa Cucinotta, they had a son and a daughter. He would later divorce Rosa in 1974. In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose.

Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett's fencing club. He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism.

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