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Gregory Benford


(Gregory Albert Benford)
USA flag (b.1941)

aka Sterling Blake

Gregory Benford is a physicist, educator, and author. He received a BS from the University of Oklahoma and a PhD from the University of California, San Diego. Benford is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, where he has been a faculty member since 1971. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. He has served as an advisor to the Department of Energy, NASA, and the White House Council on Space Policy. He is the author of over twenty novels, including In the Ocean of the Night, The Heart of the Comet (with David Brin), Foundation's Fear, Bowl of Heaven (with Larry Niven), Timescape, and The Berlin Project. A two-time winner of the Nebula Award, Benford has also won the John W. Campbell Award, the British Science Fiction Award (BSFA), the Australian Ditmar Award, and the 1990 United Nations Medal in Literature. In 1995 he received the Lord Foundation Award for contributions to science and the public comprehension of it. He has served as scientific consultant to the NHK Network and for Star Trek: The Next Generation.
 

Awards: Campbell (1981), Nebula (1980), BSFA (1980), Nebula (1977)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Jupiter Project
   1. Jupiter Project (1975)
   2. Against Infinity (1983)
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Galactic Center
   1. In the Ocean of Night (1977)
   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)
   The Galactic Center Companion (2014)
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Timescape
   1. Timescape (1980)
   2. Rewrite (2019)
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Martian Race
   1. The Martian Race (1999)
   2. The Sunborn (2005)
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Bowl of Heaven (with Larry Niven)
   1. Bowl of Heaven (2012)
   2. Shipstar (2014)
   3. Glorious (2020)
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Novels
   The Stars in Shroud (1970)
     aka Deeper Than the Darkness
   If the Stars Are Gods (1977) (with Gordon Eklund)
   Find the Changeling (1980) (with Gordon Eklund)
   Shiva Descending (1980) (with William Rotsler)
   Time's Rub (1984)
   Artifact (1985)
   Heart of the Comet (1986) (with David Brin)
   Beyond the Fall of Night (1990) (with Arthur C Clarke)
   Chiller (1993) (as by Sterling Blake)
   A Darker Geometry (1996) (with Mark O Martin)
   Cosm (1998)
   Eater (2000)
   Beyond Infinity (2004)
   The Berlin Project (2017)
   Shadows of Eternity (2021)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Iceborn (1989) (with Paul A Carter)
   The Final Now (2011)
   Grace Immaculate (2011)
   Down The River Road (2012)
   Backscatter (2013)
   Mammoth Dawn (2015) (with Kevin J Anderson)
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Anthologies edited
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Series contributed to
War Years
   3. The Jupiter War (1991) (with Bill Fawcett)
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Man-Kzin
   6. Man-Kzin Wars VI (1994) (with Larry Niven)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Gregory Benford recommends
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The Oppenheimer Alternative (2020)
Robert J Sawyer
"I knew many of these physicists, and Sawyer nails them accurately."
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Freedom's Last Gasp (2020)
(Exodus , book 2)
M A Rothman
"Written by one who really knows the science..."
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A Star Wheeled Sky (2018)
Brad R Torgersen
"Solid hard SF...Much to enjoy."

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Books containing stories by Gregory Benford
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Life Beyond Us (2023)
An Original Anthology of SF Stories and Science Essays
edited by
Susan Forest, Lucas K Law and Julie Novakova
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 49 (2021)
March 2021
(Galaxy's Edge Magazine, book 49)
edited by
Lezli Robyn

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Awards
1981 John W. Campbell Memorial Award : Timescape
1980 Nebula Award for Best Novel : Timescape
1980 BSFA Award for Best Novel : Timescape
1977 Nebula Award for Best Novel : In the Ocean of Night
1975 Nebula Award for Best Novelette : If the Stars Are Gods [short story]

Award nominations
2016 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Best of Gregory Benford
2015 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Lady With Fox
2009 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Dark Heaven
2001 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Eater
2001 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Worlds Vast and Various
2000 Prometheus Award (nominee) : The Martian Race
2000 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Martian Race
1999 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Cosm
1998 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : A Cold Dry Cradle
1997 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Immersion
1997 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Immersion
1996 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Soon Comes Night
1996 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Sailing Bright Eternity
1995 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Furious Gulf
1995 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Soon Comes Night
1995 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Matter's End
1993 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Matter's End [short story]
1990 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Tides of Light
1988 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Great Sky River
1988 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Great Sky River
1988 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Mandikini
1987 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Newton Sleep
1987 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Heart of the Comet
1987 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Newton Sleep
1987 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : As Big as the Ritz
1987 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : In Alien Flesh
1986 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Artifact
1986 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : To the Storming Gulf
1985 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Across the Sea of Suns
1984 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Against Infinity
1983 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Against Infinity
1982 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Swarmer, Skimmer
1982 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Swarmer, Skimmer
1981 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Timescape
1979 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Stars in Shroud
1978 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : In the Ocean of Night
1978 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : If the Stars Are Gods
1978 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : A Snark in the Night
1978 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : A Snark in the Night
1977 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Anvil of Jove
1976 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : White Creatures
1976 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Doing Lennon
1976 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Doing Lennon
1975 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Threads of Time
1973 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : In the Ocean of Night
1970 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Deeper Than the Darkness [short story]
1970 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Deeper Than the Darkness [short story]


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