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Author Gregory BenfordGregory Benford was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1941. He did his undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Oklahoma and then received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.

Benford worked for several years at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in California as a postdoctoral fellow and research physicist. He began teaching at the University of California, Irvine. He has now been on the faculty there for almost 50 years. In this time he has published over 100 paper on various subjects in physics and biological conservation. Benford is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and was Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University and the Universities of Turin and Bologna. He received the Lord Prize for contributions to science in 1995.

In addition to teaching and research, Benford founded a biotechnology company called Genescient, hosted and helped write the television series A Galactic Odyssey for Japan National Broadcasting, and worked as a scientific adviser for Star Trek: The Next Generation. He published his first short story in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction as part of a writing contest. His first novel, Deeper Than Darkness, was published in 1970, and he has since published more than two dozen novels, several non-fiction volumes, and numerous short stories.

Benford is best known for his Galactic Center Saga, and generally known for writing hard science fiction that incorporates his research. He has been nominated for 4 Hugo awards and 12 Nebula awards (of which he won twice), and in 2005 he was awarded the Asimov prize.

He lives in Laguna Beach, California.

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Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape
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Bowl of Heaven
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The Sunborn
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Beyond Infinity
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The Martian Race
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Gregory Benford Bibliography

Galactic Center Saga

  1. In the Ocean of Night - 1976
  2. Across the Sea of Suns - 1984
  3. Great Sky River - 1987
  4. Tides of Light - 1989
  5. Furious Gulf - 1994
  6. Sailing Bright Eternity - 1995

Jupiter Projects

  1. Jupiter Project - 1975
  2. Against Infinity - 1983

Man-Kzin Wars (with Larry Niven)

  1. Man-Kzin Wars VI - 1994
  2. A Darker Geometry: A Man-Kzin Novel - 1996

Second Foundation

  1. Foundation's Fear - 1997

Timescape Novels

  1. Timescape - 1980
  2. Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape - January 2019

Standalone Novels

  • Deeper Than the Darkness (a.k.a. The Stars in Shroud) - 1970
  • Time's Rub - 1984
  • Artifact - 1985
  • Iceborn - 1989 (with Paul A. Carter)
  • Beyond the Fall of Night - 1990 (with Arthur C. Clarke)
  • Cosm - 1998
  • The Martian Race - 1999
  • Eater - 2000
  • Beyond Infinity - 2004
  • Human Being - 2003
  • The Sunborn - 2005

Collaborations

  • If the Stars Are Gods - 1977 (with Gordon Eklund)
  • Shiva Descending - 1980 (with William Rotsler)
  • Find the Changeling - 1980 (with Gordon Eklund)
  • Heart of the Comet - 1986 (with David Brin)
  • Beyond the Fall of Night - 1990 (with Arthur C. Clarke 0
  • Bowl of Heaven - 2012 (with Larry Niven)
  • Shipstar - 2014

Alternate Histories

  • Alternate Empires (1989) (with Martin H. Greenberg)
  • Alternate Heroes (1989)
  • Alternate Wars (1991) (with Martin H. Greenberg)
  • Alternate Americas (1992) (with Martin H. Greenberg)
Non-Fiction

  • Habitats in Space (1998)
  • Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates Across Millennia (1999)
  • Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science (2000, with George Zebrowskii)
  • Beyond Human: The New World of Cyborgs and Androids (2001)
  • The Wonderful Future That Never Was (2010, with the Editors of Popular Mechanics)
  • The Amazing Weapons That Never Were (2012, with the Editors of Popular Mechanics)

Collections

  • The Best of Gregory Benford - 2015

Short-Story Collections

  • In Alien Flesh (1986)
  • Matter's End (1990)
  • Amazing Stories No 7 (1992), with J. R. Dunn, James Alan Gardner and Kim Mohan
  • Worlds Vast and Various (1999)
  • Immersion and Other Short Novels (2002)
  • Merlin (2004)

Gregory Benford Awards

  • Nebula Award - twice
  • John W. Campbell Award
  • Australian Ditmar Award
  • Lord Foundation Award for achievement in the sciences - 1995
  • United Nations Medal in Literature - 1990
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