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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.

Genres: Science Fiction
 
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Non fiction
Habitats in Space (1998)
Deep Time (1999)
Skylife (2000) (with George Zebrowski)
Beyond Human (2003) (with Elisabeth Malartre)
Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy (2018) (with Howard V Hendrix, Joseph D Miller and Gary Westfahl)
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Anthologies containing stories by Gregory Benford
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 180 (1966)
Universe 1 (1971)
Again Dangerous Visions Book 2 (1973)
Universe 4 (1974)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 4 (1975)
Nebula Award Stories 10 (1975)
Universe 6 (1976)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5 (1976)
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978)
Universe 8 (1978)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1978 (1979)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 8 (1979)
New Dimensions 9 (1979)
Universe 9 (1979)
The Best of New Dimensions (1979)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1979 (1980)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 9 (1980)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11 (1982)
The Road to Science Fiction 4 (1982)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12 (1983)
Universe 14 (1984)
Random Access Messages of the Computer Age (1984)
Terrorists of Tomorrow (1986)
Afterlives (1986)
Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 15 (1986)
Nebula Awards 22 (1987)
Full Spectrum (1988)
Nebula Awards 23 (1989)
Full Spectrum 3 (1991)
Amazing Stories (1991)
Future Earths : Under African Skies (1993)
The Mammoth Book of Modern Science Fiction (1993)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
Isaac Asimov's War (1993)
Nebula Awards 28 (1994)
The Ascent of Wonder (1994)
Man-Kzin Wars VI (1994)
Weird Tales from Shakespeare (1994)
New Legends (1995)
The Way It Wasn't (1996)
Year's Best SF (1996)
War of the Worlds (1996)
Future Net (1996)
Visions of Wonder (1996)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction 11th Annual Collection (1997)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)
Year's Best SF 2 (1997)
Free Space (1997)
Dragons (1997)
The Science Fiction Century (1997)
More Amazing Stories (1998)
The UFO Files (1998)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Fifteenth Annual Collection (1998)
Year's Best SF 3 (1998)
Future on Ice (1998)
Year's Best SF 4 (1999)
Far Horizons (1999)
Explorers (2000)
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Short stories
Stand-In (1965)
Flattop (1966)
Deeper Than the Darkness [short story] (1969)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Movement (1970)
Nobody Lives on Burton Street (1970)
West Wind, Falling (1971) (with Gordon Eklund)
And the Sea Like Mirrors (1972)
If the Stars Are Gods [short story] (1974) (with Gordon Eklund)Nebula Awards
Doing Lennon (1975)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
White Creatures (1975)Nebula Awards (nominee)
How It All Went (1976)
What Did You Do Last Year? (1976) (with Gordon Eklund)
Knowing Her (1977)
A Snark in the Night (1977)Hugo (nominee)
A Hiss of Dragon (1978) (with Marc Laidlaw)
In Alien Flesh [short story] (1978)
Nooncoming (1978)
Calibrations and Exercises (1979)
Dark Sanctuary (1979)
Redeemer (1979)
Time Guide (1979)
Time Shards (1979)
Cadenza (1981)
Exposures (1981)
Slices (1981)
Swarmer, Skimmer (1981)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Relativistic Effects (1982)
Me/Days (1983)
The Touch (1983)
Time's Rub [short story] (1984)
Immortal Night (1985)
Of Space-Time and the River (1985)
As Big as the Ritz (1986)
Freezeframe (1986)
Newton Sleep (1986)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Proselytes (1988)
We Could Do Worse (1988)
Leviathan (1989)
Matter's End [short story] (1989)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Mozart on Morphine (1989)
Warstory (1990)
Centigrade 233 (1991)
Touches (1991)
Shakers of the Earth (1992)
The Dark Backward (1993)
The Bigger One (1994)
Not of an Age (1994)
Side Effect (1994)
Sleepstory (1994)
The Trojan Cat (1994) (with Mark O Martin)
A Desperate Calculus (1995) (as by Sterling Blake)
High Abyss (1995)
Soon Comes Night (1995)Nebula Awards (nominee)
A Tapestry of Thought (1995)
A Worm in the Well (1995)
Immersion (1996)Hugo (nominee)
Paris Conquers All (1996) (with David Brin)
Zoomers (1996)
A Cold, Dry Cradle (1997) (with Elisabeth Malartre)
Early Bird (1997)
The Voice (1997)
A Dance to Strange Musics (1998)
Ordinary Aliens (1998)


Awards
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1970) : Deeper Than the Darkness [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1970) : Deeper Than the Darkness [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (1975) : If the Stars Are Gods [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1976) : Doing Lennon
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1976) : Doing Lennon
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1976) : White Creatures
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1978) : A Snark in the Night
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1978) : In the Ocean of Night
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1981) : Timescape
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1981) : Timescape
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1982) : Swarmer, Skimmer
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1984) : Against Infinity
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1987) : Newton Sleep
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1989) : Great Sky River
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1993) : Matter's End [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1996) : Soon Comes Night
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1997) : Immersion
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (2000) : The Martian Race


Gregory Benford recommends
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The Void Captain's Tale (1982)
(Second Starfaring Age, book 1)
Norman Spinrad
"Spinrad's best novel. A tour de force."
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Them Bones (1984)
Howard Waldrop
"A tense, fast-paced time travel yarn, packed with gritty detail. Pleasurable and fine."
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Blood Music (1985)
Greg Bear
"A work of thoroughgoing excellence. It's a delight to read science fiction by someone who knows what he's talking about. A damned good read!"
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Venus of Dreams (1986)
(Venus , book 1)
Pamela Sargent
"One of the peaks of recent science fiction."
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The Ragged Astronauts (1986)
(Land and Overland, book 1)
Bob Shaw
"Bob Shaw is deft, original, and gripping."
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The Garden of the Shaped (1987)
(Shaper Exile, book 1)
Sheila Finch
"An intriguing look at bioengineering from the point of view of the engineered."
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Neptune Crossing (1994)
(Chaos Chronicles, book 1)
Jeffrey A Carver
"Jeff Carver is a hard sf writer who gets it right - his science and his people are equally convincing. Neptune Crossing combines his strengths, from a chilling look at alien machine intelligence to cutting-edge chaos theory, to the pangs of finite humans in the face of the infinite."
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Standard Candles (1996)
Jack McDevitt
"McDevitt is the real thing: a writer with depth, integrating scientific issueswith human concerns on a vast stage, lit by vivid colors."
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Starplex (1996)
Robert J Sawyer
"For big-time interstellar adventure, look no further."
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Expansion (1997)
(Night's Dawn : Reality Dysfunction, book 2)
Peter F Hamilton
"Dazzling invention!"
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The Boss in the Wall (1998)
Avram Davidson and Grania Davis
"The Boss in the Wall is a last powerful and major work by a major and powerful author."
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Kings of the High Frontier (1998)
Victor Koman
"An exciting, bracing look at a future some of us hope for, yet many fear. Hard-edged, tough-minded SF indeed!"
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Wheelers (2000)
(Lifesoul Cherisher, book 1)
Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart
"Well imagined and inventive, by two writers who harbour wild imaginations beneath their sober academic roles. I enjoyed every moment."
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First Landing (2001)
Robert Zubrin
"A Ken Follett-like Mars novel ... with the ring of authority."
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Hopscotch (2002)
Kevin J Anderson
"Hopscotch is cracking good - swift, sure storytelling, with more plot twists than a snake and twice the bite."
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Picoverse (2002)
Robert A Metzger
"A hard SF read at high velocity."
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Maelstrom (2015)
Kevin Ikenberry
"Reading this was a pleasure."
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Second Creation (2016)
(Selected Stories, book 1)
Gordon Eklund
"I urge you to just amble through the rich record Gordon has laid down, collected here for the first time."
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The Million (2018)
Karl Schroeder
"Karl Schroeder is one of our best hard SF writers."
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A Star Wheeled Sky (2018)
Brad R Torgersen
"Solid hard SF...Much to enjoy."

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