With Death Dream, Ben Bova established himself as a major mainstream writing talent. The Chicago Tribune called Death Dream "a quantum leap into the universe of thrillers." Now, in Brothers, Bova again delivers a knockout commercial read so realistic it could be torn from tomorrow's headlines.
Some see it as the greatest breakthrough in the history of medical research. Others as a blasphemous attempt to play God. At a corporate lab in Connecticut, scientists have pioneered an amazing genetic technique that can regenerate functioning organs inside the human body. The implications are earthshaking: could humankind become immortal? Now, in a worldwide media spotlight, an unprecedented science court has been convened in Washington, D.C.
On opposite sides of the courtroom stand two brothers, Arthur and Jessie Marshak. One is a researcher who views the development as a momentous gift to humankind. The other is a doctor who believes it is unethical and dangerous. Standing between them is Julia Marshak - a remarkable, beautiful woman who broke one brother's heart and married the other. As angry factions clash in the city streets and science finds itself on trial in a media frenzy of greed, ambition and lust, Arthur and Jessie must somehow bridge the gap that divides them - on an issue that could mean nothing less than life or death for millions.
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.