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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3.74 avg rating — 10,141 ratings — published 1980 — 36 editions
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In the Ocean of Night (Gala...

3.66 avg rating — 3,150 ratings — published 1977 — 36 editions
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Great Sky River (Galactic C...

3.88 avg rating — 1,718 ratings — published 1987 — 27 editions
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Bowl of Heaven (Bowl of Hea...

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3.32 avg rating — 2,075 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Across the Sea of Suns (Gal...

3.73 avg rating — 1,519 ratings — published 1984 — 28 editions
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Tides of Light (Galactic Ce...

3.84 avg rating — 1,374 ratings — published 1989 — 26 editions
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Sailing Bright Eternity (Ga...

3.86 avg rating — 1,066 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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Artifact

3.48 avg rating — 1,095 ratings — published 1985 — 21 editions
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Cosm

3.64 avg rating — 927 ratings — published 1993 — 15 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.”
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“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.”
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Heart of the Comet by Gregory Benford

Heart of the Comet by Gregory Benford

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