The Grand Tour Series

22 primary works • 23 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
3.53
· 1128 Ratings · 115 Reviews · published 2005 · 1 edition
Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly…
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Book 2

Privateers
3.54
· 614 Ratings · 38 Reviews · published 1985 · 1 edition
America has ceded the heavens to the tyrants -- a…
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Book 3

Empire Builders
3.65
· 469 Ratings · 27 Reviews · published 1993 · 1 edition
Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-rai…
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Book 4

Mars
3.84
· 7581 Ratings · 262 Reviews · published 1992 · 36 editions
Geologist Jamie Waterman is a last-minute replace…
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Book 5

Moonrise
3.84
· 1547 Ratings · 61 Reviews · published 1996 · 23 editions
There is a dream called Moonbase, nurtured by ex-…
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Book 6

Moonwar
3.90
· 1398 Ratings · 48 Reviews · published 1997 · 3 editions
Ben Bova's extraordinary Moonbase Saga continues…
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Book 7

Return to Mars
3.85
· 2139 Ratings · 75 Reviews · published 1999 · 26 editions
Six years after the first manned Martian expediti…
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Book 8

The Precipice
3.74
· 1396 Ratings · 76 Reviews · published 2001 · 2 editions
Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on…
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Book 9

Jupiter
3.86
· 2516 Ratings · 131 Reviews · published 2000 · 16 editions
Jupiter is a boundless ocean, ten times wider tha…
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Book 10

The Rock Rats
3.72
· 1066 Ratings · 37 Reviews · published 2002 · 2 editions
Visionary Dan Randolph is dead, but his protégé,…
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Book 11

The Silent War
3.82
· 897 Ratings · 32 Reviews · published 2004 · 1 edition
When corporations go to war, standard business pr…
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Book 12

The Aftermath
3.77
· 585 Ratings · 37 Reviews · published 2007 · 1 edition
In the wake of the Asteroid Wars that tore across…
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Book 13

Saturn
3.64
· 1205 Ratings · 86 Reviews · published 2003 · 1 edition
Second in size only to Jupiter, bigger than a tho…
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Book 14

Leviathans of Jupiter
3.79
· 818 Ratings · 82 Reviews · published 2011 · 2 editions
In Ben Bova's novel JUPITER, physicist Grant Arch…
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Book 15

Titan
3.74
· 1531 Ratings · 76 Reviews · published 2006 · 1 edition
Hugo Award-winning editor, author, scientist, and…
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Book 16

Mercury
3.69
· 955 Ratings · 52 Reviews · published 2005 · 1 edition
The planet closest to our Sun, Mercury is a rocky…
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Book 17

Mars Life
3.74
· 816 Ratings · 78 Reviews · published 2008 · 1 edition
Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on M…
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Book 18

Venus
3.76
· 2585 Ratings · 105 Reviews · published 2000 · 2 editions
The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in…
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Book 19

The Return
3.65
· 341 Ratings · 31 Reviews · published 2009 · 1 edition
In the 1980s, an alien starship visited Earth. Wh…
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Book 20

Farside
3.16
· 1345 Ratings · 225 Reviews · published 2013 · 1 edition
Six-time Hugo-Award winner Ben Bova presents Fars…
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Book 21

New Earth
3.35
· 1431 Ratings · 238 Reviews · published 2013 · 1 edition
Award-winning author Ben Bova brings us New Earth…
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Book 22

Tales of the Grand Tour
3.53
· 141 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 2004 · 1 edition
In novels like Mars, and Moonbase, and Venus, Jup…
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Book 23

Earth
2.50
· 6 Ratings · 5 Reviews · 3 editions
Earth is the latest science fiction novel from mu…
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