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eBook Starcrossed download

by Ben Bova

eBook Starcrossed download ISBN: 0812532317
Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (1998)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1604 kb
Fb2: 1983 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States

Bova Be. he Starcrossed by Ben Bova To Cordwainer Bir. ay he fly high and strike terror in the hearts of the unjust. 1: THE BANKERS American ingenuity licked the pollution problem; said Bernard Finger, glowingly.

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The Starcrossed Ben Bova Pink scented smog, 3-D TV and earthquake-proof aluminium skyscrapers capable of hurtling themselves and their occupants to a safe Pacific splashdown should tremors. Pink scented smog, 3-D TV and earthquake-proof aluminium skyscrapers capable of hurtling themselves and their occupants to a safe Pacific splashdown should tremors exceed desired tolerances.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A stinging SFnal, futuristic satire on the TV industry, based on Ben's and Harlan Ellison's involvement in a real TV series.

To Cordwainer Bir.

Ben Bova, Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began writing fiction in the late 1940's and continued to pursue his careers in journalism, aerospace, education and publishing. Bova received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University, 1954, a master of arts degree in communications from the State University of New York, 1987, and a doctorate in education from California Coast University, 1996.

Publisher: Chilton, 1975. This is the twenty-first century of Ben Bova’s hilarious novel, where the Vitaform Process grants nubile new bodies to the aged and a new 3-D TV series offering the illusion of almost live entertainment in the home is all that Bernard Finger, the cigar-chewing loudmouth mogul of Titanic Productions needs to save his company from the brink of financial.

The Starcrossed book. Ben Bova's THE STARCROSSED is a slight but delightful novel detailing the (mis)adventures of a group of Hollywood industry pros as they attempt to create a new science fiction TV series.

Benjamin William "Ben" Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American writer.

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Television is the 21st century. The networks rule and ratings are all! Physicist Bill Oxford has just developed a device that can make the networks even more powerful, and now he is caught in the most vicious battle of the future: the ratings war!
Comments: (5)
Orll
Absolutely hilarious, although I imagine the people certain characters are based upon probably didn't appreciate the way they were portrayed (especially the studio head LOL)
Cointrius
"The Starcrossed" is a hoot and stands on its own, but you need to know the story of "The Starlost" TV series to appreciate why Ben Bova wrote it
Llallayue
I've often wondered about the story behind The Starlost...er...Starcrossed. And now I know..sorta! Great job, Ben Bova! Great job indeed!
Wenaiand
Bova's book is great on its own. This particular edition features famed writer Harlan Ellison on the cover and you certainly can't beat that. After all, the main character in the book is Harlan himself.
Freaky Hook
"The Starcrossed" is a wildly satirical look at the entertainment industry, telling a true story with a thin veneer of science-fiction flavoring.

Author Ben Bova was involved in the early 1970s as the technical consultant for a science-fiction television series called "The Starlost," which was based on a premise by science-fiction author and all-around rakehell Harlan Ellison. A number of boneheaded executive decisions, cost-cutting and general ineptitude on the staff's part led both Bova and Ellison to quit the show, which has gained a reputation in science-fiction circles as a virtually unwatchable mess.

Bova - normally a "hard" science fiction writer - seems to have been trying to expunge some bad karma with "The Starcrossed," and produced one of the most enjoyable satires in the genre.

In the near future, volatile, blacklisted Hollywood writer Ron Gabriel (representing Ellison) is trying to sell his idea of a spaceborne Romeo and Juliet series; engineer Bill Oxnard (representing Bova) is trying to raise funding for his laboratory on the strength of a new, static-and-flicker-free 3D television system. When a struggling studio picks up Gabriel's story premise as a testbed vehicle for Oxnard's flicker-free 3D, the avalanche starts as various studio forces try their best to scuttle the show while, at the same time in circular logic fashion, try to make money off it.

Wooden actors, slashed budgets, scripts from Canadian high school students, hookers-turned-starlets, a director snorting drugs and mob financing sunk into sports betting trap Gabriel and Oxnard in a "damned-if-they-do, damned-if-they-don't" scenario.

"The Starcrossed" is at its very best when Gabriel and Oxnard are battling the forces of cinematic evil, such as Oxnard trying patiently to explain to Canadian modelmakers what is and isn't necessary on a starship - only to find later that a big, useless sailing-ship tilling wheel has been installed on the ship's "bridge" by order of the studio boss because he thinks it looks neat.

The only real disappointment for me was the final chapter, which seems a little weak and rushed, as though the author was trying to wrap things up in a set amount of pages and was running out of room.

All in all, "The Starcrossed" is a very enjoyable read, especially for those science-fiction fans who can spot all the in-jokes sprinkled throughout.