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We
have to do something, my darling. You and I, together.”

I lifted the bloody meat off her shoulder and took her in my arms and kissed her. Two Neolithic hunters, covered with grime and gore, who loved each other through all the eons and light-years
of the continuum. We would face Aten and the other Creators together, for all eternity if need be.

 

TOR BOOKS BY BEN BOVA

Able One

The Aftermath

As on a Darkling Plain

The Astral Mirror

Battle Station

The Best of the Nebulas
(editor)

Challenges

Colony

Cyberbooks

Escape Plus

The Green Trap

Gremlins Go Home
(with Gordon R. Dickson)

Jupiter

The Kinsman Saga

Leviathans of Jupiter

Mars Life

Mercury

The Multiple Man

Orion

Orion Among the Stars

Orion and the Conqueror

Orion in the Dying Time

Out of the Sun

Peacekeepers

Power Play

Powersat

The Precipice

Privateers

Prometheans

The Rock Rats

Saturn

The Silent War

Star Peace: Assured Survival

The Starcrossed

Tales of the Grand Tour

Test of Fire

Titan

To Fear the Light
(with A. J. Austin)

To Save the Sun
(with A. J. Austin)

The Trikon Deception
(with Bill Pogue)

Triumph

Vengeance of Orion

Venus

Voyagers

Voyagers II: The Alien Within

Voyagers III: Star Brothers

The Return: Book IV of Voyagers

The Winds of Altair

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ben Bova is the author of five previous novels in this series:
Orion, Vengeance of Orion, Orion in the Dying Time, Orion and the Conqueror,
and
Orion Among the Stars.

Bova is also a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of
Analog,
a former editorial director of
Omni,
and a past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. He is the author
of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction. He lives in Florida.

 

This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

ORION AND KING ARTHUR

Copyright © 2011 by Ben Bova

Originally published as an audiobook by Audible

All rights reserved.

Cover art by John Stanko

A Tor Book

Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC

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New York, NY 10010

www.tor-forge.com

Tor
®
is a registered trademark of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

The Library of Congress has cataloged the print edition as follows:

Bova, Ben, 1932–

   Orion and King Arthur / Ben Bova. — 1st ed.

         p. cm.

   “A Tom Doherty Associates book.”

   ISBN 978-0-7653-3017-8 (hardcover)

   ISBN 978-1-4299-4752-7 (e-book)

 1.  Orion (Fictitious character)—Fiction.   2.  Time travel—Fiction.   3.  Gods—Fiction.   I.  Title.

   PS3552.O84O676 2012

   813'.54—dc23

2012011662

e-ISBN 9781429947527

First E-Book Edition: July 2012

Table of Contents

Cover

Dedication

Contents

Epigraph

Prologue: Heorot

Book I: Dux Bellorum

Chapter One: Amesbury Fort
Chapter Two: The Bretwalda
Interlude
Chapter Three: Spoils of War
Chapter Four: Cadbury Castle
Chapter Five: Power and Glory
Chapter Six: Bernicia
Chapter Seven: Wroxeter and Cameliard

Book II: King of the Britons

Chapter Eight: The Sword of Kingship
Chapter Nine: Leodegrance’s Wedding Gift
Chapter Ten: Among the Saxons
Interlude

Book III: The Death of Arthur

Chapter Eleven: Castle Tintagel
Chapter Twelve: Guinevere and Lancelot
Chapter Thirteen: The Lady of the Lake
Chapter Fourteen: Morganna and Modred
Chapter Fifteen: The Battle of Camlann

Epilogue: Paradise

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About the Author

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