Gregory Benford

Biography

Gregory Benford is the author of more than 20 novels, including Jupiter Project, Artifact, Against Infinity, Eater, and Timescape. A two-time winner of the Nebula Award, Benford has also won the John W. Campbell Award, the Australian Ditmar Award, the 1995 Lord Foundation Award for achievement in the sciences, and the 1990 United Nations Medal in Literature.

Benford is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, where he conducts research in plasma turbulence theory and experiment, and in astrophysics. He has published well over 100 papers in the fields of physics from condensed matter, particle physics, plasmas and mathematical physics, and several in biological conservation.

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Books

The Galactic Center Companion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,260. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Death came in on sixteen legs. So begins a novella set in the Galactic Center series, “A Hunger for the Infinite.” Now this novella and much other writing about the science and fiction in the series, appears in one volume.
The Stars in Shroud
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,260. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The first novel by New York Times bestselling author Gregory Benford, "The Stars in Shroud" original story was a Hugo and Nebula nominee.
If The Stars Are Gods
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,590. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collaboration of two science fiction greats, Gregory Benford and Gordon Eklund, the original "If The Stars Are Gods" was quite well received when it appeared in the spring of 1974 in the hardcover Random House anthology "Universe Four." It went on to win a Nebula Award in 1975.
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon
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Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 139,670. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon is an anthology by authors from both science and fiction writing backgrounds, illustrating some of the tech and ideology behind the illustrious goal of traveling to another star within the next century. Edited by Gregory Benford, New York Times bestselling science fiction author, and James Benford, leading expert on space propulsion.
Against Infinity
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,890. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A gripping, masterfully written adventure set against the violent beauty of a planet in the throes of cataclysmic transformation, “Against Infinity” is Gregory Benford's timeless portrait of a young man's coming of age.
Down The River Road
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 21,060. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
One man's search for his father through the chaos of shifting time, in the far future, when science has advanced well beyond the limits of time until mystery and danger rule a man's life—and time shifts in chaotic swirls. A backwoods fantasy in a riverland derived from mysterious science indistinguishable from magic, by a master of SF time exploration.
Heart of the Comet
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 173,050. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
By DAVID BRIN and GREGORY BENFORD -- David Brin and Gregory Benford come together again to issue a new edition of their bold collaboration about our near human future in space, planting our boots . . . and staking our destiny . . . on becoming the People of the Comet. Prescient and scientifically accurate, Heart of the Comet is known as one of the great "hard sf" novels of the 1980s.
Anomalies, a Collection of Short Fiction
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A Collection of science fiction ranging from comic to apocalyptic, the stories of Anomalies challenge concepts of time, space and science. And all the while, Author Gregory Benford's characters charm us. Includes Afterwords and insights by Gregory Benford into his writing methods, sometimes quite idiosyncratic – and into the stories behind the stories. Taking Science into Inspired Realms
Chiller
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Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 195,870. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Chiller – one of Gregory Benford's most thrilling convergences of science and imagination! What happens when cryonics works? When scientists awaken the cryonically preserved "Chillers" who lie frozen and waiting? Benford gives us a story that snaps along through the crazed mind of a serial killer, the scientists he stalks, and the chilling results of science advancing against death.

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