The Grand Tour Series

23 primary works • 24 total works
The Grand Tour chronicles humanity's struggles to colonize our solar system in the late 21st century. Ben Bova is a Hugo Award-winning editor, author, scientist, and journalist--a modern master of near-future science fiction and a passionate advocate of manned space exploration.

The current series listing is taken directly from Ben Bova's website. P…

Book 1

Powersat
3.51
· 1226 Ratings · 120 Reviews · published 2005 · 13 editions
Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly w…
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Book 2

Privateers
3.53
· 656 Ratings · 44 Reviews · published 1985 · 9 editions
America has ceded the heavens to the tyrants -- an…
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Book 3

Empire Builders
3.64
· 504 Ratings · 29 Reviews · published 1993 · 16 editions
Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-rais…
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Book 4

Mars
3.85
· 7838 Ratings · 283 Reviews · published 1992 · 37 editions
Geologist Jamie Waterman is a last-minute replacem…
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Book 5

Moonrise
3.83
· 1624 Ratings · 67 Reviews · published 1996 · 23 editions
There is a dream called Moonbase, nurtured by ex-a…
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Book 6

Moonwar
3.90
· 1452 Ratings · 52 Reviews · published 1997 · 1 edition
Ben Bova's extraordinary Moonbase Saga continues w…
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Book 7

Return to Mars
3.87
· 2245 Ratings · 77 Reviews · published 1999 · 26 editions
Six years after the first manned Martian expeditio…
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Book 8

The Precipice
3.75
· 1441 Ratings · 77 Reviews · published 2001 · 16 editions
Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on E…
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Book 9

Jupiter
3.88
· 2618 Ratings · 136 Reviews · published 2000 · 17 editions
Jupiter is a boundless ocean, ten times wider than…
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Book 10

The Rock Rats
3.73
· 1113 Ratings · 42 Reviews · published 2002 · 16 editions
Visionary Dan Randolph is dead, but his protégé, p…
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Book 11

The Silent War
3.83
· 933 Ratings · 33 Reviews · published 2004 · 1 edition
When corporations go to war, standard business pra…
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Book 12

The Aftermath
3.78
· 611 Ratings · 39 Reviews · published 2007 · 11 editions
In the wake of the Asteroid Wars that tore across …
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Book 13

Saturn
3.64
· 1263 Ratings · 93 Reviews · published 2003 · 15 editions
Second in size only to Jupiter, bigger than a thou…
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Book 14

Leviathans of Jupiter
3.80
· 872 Ratings · 83 Reviews · published 2011 · 12 editions
In Ben Bova's novel JUPITER, physicist Grant Arche…
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Book 15

Titan
3.75
· 1585 Ratings · 81 Reviews · published 2006 · 1 edition
Hugo Award-winning editor, author, scientist, and …
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Book 16

Mercury
3.70
· 1000 Ratings · 61 Reviews · published 2005 · 2 editions
The planet closest to our Sun, Mercury is a rocky,…
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Book 17

Mars Life
3.76
· 865 Ratings · 84 Reviews · published 2008 · 1 edition
Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Ma…
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Book 18

Venus
3.76
· 2688 Ratings · 122 Reviews · published 2000 · 22 editions
The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in …
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Book 19

The Return
3.64
· 360 Ratings · 32 Reviews · published 2009 · 1 edition
In the 1980s, an alien starship visited Earth. Whi…
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Book 20

Farside
3.16
· 1421 Ratings · 235 Reviews · published 2013 · 1 edition
Six-time Hugo-Award winner Ben Bova presents Farsi…
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Book 21

New Earth
3.36
· 1618 Ratings · 264 Reviews · published 2013 · 9 editions
Award-winning author Ben Bova brings us New Earth,…
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Book 22

Tales of the Grand Tour
3.57
· 150 Ratings · 10 Reviews · published 2004 · 9 editions
In novels like Mars, and Moonbase, and Venus, Jupi…
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Book 23

Earth
2.63
· 103 Ratings · 36 Reviews · 5 editions
Earth is the latest science fiction novel from mul…
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Book 24

Uranus
3.22
· 51 Ratings · 14 Reviews · 3 editions
Ben Bova, author of Earth, continues his explorati…
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