At 05:39 PM 10/25/98 -0700, Duane Hewitt wrote:
>The fact that "Dr." adorns this cover prominently when it does not appear on
>many of Bova's other publications strikes me as a cheap marketing ploy. It
>is later made clear in the preface that Dr. Bova is "not a scientist by
>training" nor is he a medical doctor as the unsuspecting might believe due
>to the byline.
I dug into this, since the details are mysteriously absent from the book and its jacket. Bova has a doctorate in education. Fans of Heinlein's THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST-- will recall some amusing (and doubtless unfair) discussions about this species of qualification. (Not that Heinlein would have been any kinder about my own doctorate, which is in discourse analysis.)