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.


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“Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, is the reverse.”
Gregory Benford, The Martian Race

“In a tough situation, don't avoid acting just because it's easier or comfortable. Don't lapse into a passive state. People who give up, die.”
Gregory Benford

“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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