Gregory Benford





Gregory Benford


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in Mobile, Alabama, The United States
January 30, 1941

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Gregory Benford is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.

As a science fiction author, Benford is best known for the Galactic Center Saga novels, beginning with In the Ocean of Night (1977). This series postulates a galaxy in which sentient organic life is in constant warfare with sentient mechanical life.

Average rating: 3.73 · 49,774 ratings · 2,745 reviews · 299 distinct works · Similar authors
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Timescape

3.71 avg rating — 7,695 ratings — published 1980 — 31 editions
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In the Ocean of Night (Gala...

3.66 avg rating — 2,369 ratings — published 1977 — 32 editions
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Great Sky River (Galactic C...

3.86 avg rating — 1,324 ratings — published 1987 — 24 editions
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Across the Sea of Suns (Gal...

3.71 avg rating — 1,157 ratings — published 1984 — 25 editions
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Tides of Light (Galactic Ce...

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Sailing Bright Eternity (Ga...

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Artifact

3.41 avg rating — 772 ratings — published 1985 — 18 editions
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The Martian Race

3.70 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 1999 — 16 editions
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“Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, is the reverse.”
Gregory Benford, The Martian Race

“When the chemistry is right, all the experiments work.”
Gregory Benford, Shipstar

“It is one thing to speak of embracing the new, the fresh, the strange. It is another to feel that one is an insect, crawling across a page of the Encyclopedia Britannica, knowing only that something vast is passing by beneath, all without your sensing more than a yawning vacancy.”
Gregory Benford

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Heart of the Comet by Gregory Benford

Heart of the Comet by Gregory Benford

First published in 1986; GR friends give it between 3-5 stars

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Maybe, Can't Remember, Re-read Might be Good
 
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