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    PDF NEW [The Starcrossed] Ben Bova Ì 7 Summary Vaguely remembering having this book described to me I took an old mangled copy of The Starcrossed from the shelf I chuckled at the resemblance to Harlan Ellison with regard to one of the characters depicted on the cover but didn’t

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    PDF NEW [The Starcrossed] A Reader's Guide to THE STARCROSSED by Ben BovaBen Bova's THE STARCROSSED is a slight but delightful novel detailing the misadventures of a group of Hollywood industry pros as they attempt to create a new science fiction TV series As some other reviewers here have pointed out the story has the feel of an extended in joke which in fact it is Fortunately it's not very in and a small amount of fun preparation will assist contemporary readers

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    Ben Bova Ì 7 Summary Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ì Ben Bova characters The Starcrossed I have a soft spot for this one because I have a love for techie tales of behind the scenes TV series stories This one does read now that I'm older as a piece of True Story Hollywood fic in some ways; but it's so funny and the tropes of different scifi series are used to such fun effect that you probably won't care In a near future with rejuvenating youth treatments really great cameras and the same kinds of pe

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    Ben Bova Ì 7 Summary Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ì Ben Bova PDF NEW [The Starcrossed] I don't even know where to start I can't believe Ben Bova actually wrote this book If you are Bova fan ignore this

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    characters The Starcrossed Ben Bova Ì 7 Summary PDF NEW [The Starcrossed] Shows the TV industry just like his Cyberbooks shows the publishing industry A total messClassic punchline ending for the book

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    PDF NEW [The Starcrossed] From my book blog wwwJetBlackDragonflyblogspotcomI love cheesy sci fi TV but surprisingly had never heard of The Starlost Created by the great science fiction writer Harlan Ellison the special effects wizard Douglas Trumba

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    PDF NEW [The Starcrossed] Given that this is a fictionalization of Bova's experiences as a science consultant on the disastrous Seventies' Canadian sf series The Starlost it is perhaps not surprising that science fiction in the novel takes second place to the satire And since Bova wrote the novel contemporaneously with the series even that science fiction suffers with age The coloured and scented LA smog is a nice touch but 3D televisionphone calls and rejuvenation

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    characters The Starcrossed Ben Bova Ì 7 Summary PDF NEW [The Starcrossed] This is a hilariously slightly fictionalized account of one of the most frustrating episodes of Ben Bova and Harlan Ellison's lives their involvement with a Canadian production called The Starlost that lasted one very forgettable season before

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    PDF NEW [The Starcrossed] characters The Starcrossed I placed this on my SF F shelf but it is not in and of itself science fiction It is instead a fictionalized account of the author's experiences in the making of a troubled and short lived science fiction television showThe Starlost is the show award winning pilot script great and grand ideas that ought to be redone but with a larger budget and patienceThe Starcrossed is by turns funny and maddening but I don't know how it would play to s

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Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ì Ben Bova Ben Bova Ì 7 Summary characters The Starcrossed S novel The Starcrossed loosely based on his experiences featured a thinly veiled characterization of his friend and colleague Harlan Ellison Bov. Shows the TV industry just like his Cyberbooks shows the publishing industry A total messClassic punchline ending for the book

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Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ì Ben Bova Ben Bova Ì 7 Summary characters The Starcrossed A dedicated the novel to Cordwainer Bird the pen name Harlan Ellison uses when he does not want to be associated with a television or film projec. Given that this is a fictionalization of Bova s experiences as a science consultant on the disastrous Seventies Canadian sf series The Starlost it is perhaps not surprising that science fiction in the novel takes second place to the satire And since Bova wrote the novel contemporaneously with the series even that science fiction suffers with age The coloured and scented LA smog is a nice touch but 3D televisionphone calls and rejuvenation treatments seem like tropes now The futuristic electronics are stuck in the 1970 s The rest is of a massive in joke with the series originator Harlan Ellison comedically played here by the character Ron Gabriel There s a passing reference to Starlost lead Keir Dullea and several digs at the Canadian production The final chapters parody Locus editor Charles N Brown and an unnamed president of NESFA who does a poor impression of Groucho Marx And minor spoiler Bova s character gets the girlIn short probably not the best book for finding detailed information on what went wrong with The Starlost The book provides a tiny bit of insight between the lines even though the science and humour are both a bit dated

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Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ì Ben Bova Ben Bova Ì 7 Summary characters The Starcrossed Bova served as the science advisor for the failed television series The Starlost leaving in disgust after the airing of the first episode 1973 Hi. A Reader s Guide to THE STARCROSSED by Ben BovaBen Bova s THE STARCROSSED is a slight but delightful novel detailing the misadventures of a group of Hollywood industry pros as they attempt to create a new science fiction TV series As some other reviewers here have pointed out the story has the feel of an extended in joke which in fact it is Fortunately it s not very in and a small amount of fun preparation will assist contemporary readers in getting the humor and the most important references There are two preliminary steps any prospective reader of the novel should take before opening it1 Watch an episode of THE STARLOST a notoriously terrible 1970s TV series created by Harlan Ellison but due to interference of many kinds soon disowned by him which is why his credit reads Created by Cordwainer Bird Ellison s dismissive pseudonym THE STARLOST is available on DVD and entire episodes can be viewed on YouTube I recommend if that s the word the pilot Voyage of Discovery It represents 49 minutes of your life you ll never get back but it s amusing in a ghastly sort of way2 Read Ellison s essay Somehow I Don t Think We in Kansas Toto available in several of the author s books including STALKING THE NIGHTMARE and THE ESSENTIAL ELLISON It details often hilariously the real life saga behind the making and undoing of THE STARLOST Once you ve completed these steps you ll be ready to enjoy Bova s amusing novel Keep in mind as you read that Ron Gabriel is Bova s Ellison character it should be obvious and that Bova himself who was the mostly ignored science advisor on THE STARLOST appears as Bill Oxnard The novel it should be noted is only marginally science fiction despite the marketing claims of the original hardcover edition s dust jacket The book is set in the near future but other than 3 D television and LA smog clouds that are now perfumed there s little extrapolation of anything here THE STARCROSSED is a Hollywood showbiz satire and a good one Not a great one admittedly but then the original situation bordered so much on the satirical to begin with that perhaps it was impossible to really satirize it totally effectively Yet it s a fun novel especially if you know the background Once upon a time of course the events behind the misbegotten STARLOST series were well known but now they ve faded into history as has Bova s novel The book is long out of print though it can be had in a Kindle edition as part of a Bova omnibus called LAUGH LINES But for fans of Ben Bova Harlan Ellison and the stranger byways of 1970s television THE STARCROSSED is well worth a look

  • 223
  • The Starcrossed
  • Ben Bova
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9780515041057