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Author Gregory BenfordGregory Benford (born January 30, 1941) is a physicist, educator, and author. He was born in Mobile, Alabama, on January 30, 1941. In 1963, he received a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma, and then attended the University of California, San Diego, where he received his Ph.D. in 1967. He spent the next four years at Lawrence (Calif.) Radiation Laboratory as both a postdoctoral fellow and research physicist.

Benford became Emeritus from the University of California, Irvine, in 2006 in order to found and develop Genescient. Genescient is a new generation biotechnology company that combines evolutionary genomics with massive selective screening to analyze and exploit the genetics of model animal and human whole genomes. He has published well over a hundred papers in fields of physics from condensed matter, particle physics, plasmas and mathematical physics, and several in biological conservation.

He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, and has served as an advisor to the Department of Energy, NASA and the White House Council on Space Policy. In 1995 he received the Lord Foundation Award for contributions to science and the public comprehension of it.

In 1989 Benford was host and scriptwriter for the television series A Galactic Odyssey, which described modern physics and astronomy from the perspective of the evolution of the galaxy. The eight-part series was produced for an international audience by Japan National Broadcasting.

Many of his best known novels are part of a six-novel sequence beginning in the near future with In the Ocean of Night, and continuing on with Across the Sea of Suns. The series then leaps to the far future, at the center of our galaxy, where a desperate human drama unfolds, beginning with Great Sky River, and proceeding through Tides of Light, Furious Gulf, and concluding with Sailing Bright Eternity. At the series' end the links to the earlier novels emerge, revealing a single unfolding tapestry against an immense background.

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His website: www.gregorybenford.com
Similar authors: Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, Ben Bova, Kim Stanley Robinson

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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
Non-Series Novels
  • Deeper Than the Darkness (a.k.a. The Stars in Shroud) - 1970
  • Timescape - 1980
  • 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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