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Encore: Remembering Author Dr. Ben Bova

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Naples Daily News
Dr. Ben Bova

This episode originally aired on December 7, 2020.

Science fiction author and editor, Dr. Ben Bova, passed away on November 29, 2020 from COVID-19 related pneumonia and a stroke. Bova wrote more than 120 books of fiction and non-fiction, and was a six-time Hugo Award winner. He was editorial director of Omni Magazine, the editor of Analog Magazine, and he was president of the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Among his many awards Dr. Bova was a lifetime achievement recipient from the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, and a Robert A. Heinlein Award winner. He also once wrote a column for the Naples Daily News, and did commentary for WGCU-FM. You can read a memory of Dr. Bova written by his son HERE.

Dr. Bova was a guest on Gulf Coast Live on January 3, 2007 and on March 1, 2011. Today's show contains excerpts from the 2007 show, but you can hear it in its entirety below.

Encore: Remembering Author Dr. Ben Bova

You can hear the entire show from 2011 here.

Encore: Remembering Author Dr. Ben Bova

Mike Kiniry is producer of Gulf Coast Live, and co-creator and host of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories: Biography Through Music. He first joined the WGCU team in the summer of 2003 as an intern while studying Communication at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Julie Glenn is the News Director and the host of Gulf Coast Live. She joined the WGCU team in November of 2016 to expand the Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show from once a week to five days a week. Since then, the show has been recognized in state and regional competitions and has featured artists, political leaders, historians, environmental experts, doctors, local reporters, and national and international scholars. After leading the station's award-winning coverage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017, Julie was named Interim News Director. In January of 2018, she launched WGCU's first podcast: Grape Minds.