The Duelling Machine was invented to keep peace in the outer galaxies. But in the hands of ambitious and violent men it is misused, and not even its inventor seems able to put things right. Will war envelop the universe? Or will lieutenant Hector Hector of the Star Watch police succeed in wrestling control from the sinister and ruthless Odal?
The author of more than 100 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, Dr. Ben Bova has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age.
President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, Dr. Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, "for fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space."
His 2006 novel TITAN received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. Earlier, he was an award-winning editor of ANALOG and OMNI and an executive in the aerospace industry.
Dr. Bova is a frequent commentator on radio and television and popular lecturer.