The superhuman, time-traveling Orion leads interstellar warriors in a galactic war among the gods themselves.
Praise for the Orion Saga
"Nonstop action and mind-bending concepts combine to make Orion absolutely unforgettable. . . . Bova brings it to life on a canvas spread over time and space."
"Slambang SF adventure mingles with speculative theology in this gripping story of an immortal's hatred, a mortal's love, and a death-struggle that spans a million years."
—Spider Robinson on Orion
"Six-time Hugo Award winner Bova doesn't disappoint!"
—Los Angeles Daily News on Orion in the Dying Time
"Bova's adroit use of detail makes the setting ring true; his depictions of historical personages as well as his fictional creations are psychologically sound. The sounds, the scents, and the sensibility of the ancient world permeate this well-wrought adventure."
—Publishers Weekly on Orion and the Conqueror
"Bova creates characters that come alive on the page. . . . It is perfectly paced so that the reader has trouble putting the book down."
—The Clarion-Ledger on Orion in the Dying Time
"Bova presents enough solid historical backing to give the story a ring of authenticity."
—Starlog on Orion and the Conqueror
"Rip-roaring science fiction . . . tightly-constructed and fast-moving."
—Science Fiction Chronicle on Orion in the Dying Time
"One of the best SF military series around."
—VOYA on Orion Among the Stars
About the Author
Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award and many other awards, including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation. He is the former editor of Analog and Omni magazines, and the author of over a hundred books, both fiction and non-fiction. Bova has served as president of both Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. and the National Space Society. He lives in Florida.
This book continues the saga of Orion the Hunter (Orion and the Conqueror, etc.), as he seeks to wrest control of his soul and destiny from the Creator, Aten, and be joined with his beloved Goddess and lover, Anya. In this volume, the stakes have escalated. Orion, who is sent by Aten to fight in wars throughout the vast continuum of space and time, is now a soldier in an intergalactic war, commander of a troop of cloned humans whose sole reason for existence is to serve the rest of humanity as cannon fodder. Gradually, Orion realizes that just as these clones are pawns in a fight that's not really theirs, he is a pawn of Aten and the Creators. As his power and independence develop, Orion realizes that all the wars in which he fights are battles in an epic conflict among the Creators. He is contacted by the Old Ones, an ancient race which threatens to destroy the younger, sentient species if they do not cease developing their ultimate weapon of destruction. Six-time Hugo winner Bova tells a suspenseful tale in workmanlike prose, keeping things simple enough to be enjoyed even by those unfamiliar with the earlier books in the saga.