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Gregory Benford


(Gregory Albert Benford)
USA (1941 - )

aka Sterling Blake

Gregory Benford is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and was Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. and in 1995 received the Lord Prize for contributions to sciences. His research encompasses both theory and experiments in the fields of astrophysics and plasma physics. His fiction has won many awards, including the Nebula Award for his novel Timescape. Dr. Benford makes his home in Laguna Beach, California.
 
Series contributed to
The Jupiter War
 
Man-Kzin Wars VI
 
Foundation's Fear
 
Nebula Awards Showcase 2000: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy Chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
 
Anthologies edited
Hitler Victorious: Eleven Stories of the German Victory in World War IINuclear WarAlternate Empires: What Might Have Been? Vol IAlternate Heroes: What Might Have Been? Vol II
Alternate Wars: What Might Have Been? Vol IIIAlternate Americas: What Might Have Been? Vol IVFar FuturesThe New Hugo Winners Volume IV
Microcosms
 
Non fiction
Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates Across MillenniaSkylife: Space Habitats in Story and ScienceBeyond Human: Living with Robots and Cyborgs
 
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: From Here to Forever (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: The Anthology (1991)
Future Earths : Under African Skies (1993)
The Mammoth Book of Modern Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1980s (1993)
Isaac Asimov's War (1993)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
Man-Kzin Wars VI (1994)
Nebula Awards 28 (1994)
The Ascent of Wonder (1994)
Weird Tales from Shakespeare (1994)
New Legends (1995)
The Way It Wasn't (1996)
Year's Best SF (1996)
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (1996)
Future Net (1996)
Visions of Wonder (1996)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction 11th Annual Collection (1997)
The Science Fiction Century (1997)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)
Year's Best SF 2 (1997)
Free Space (1997)
Dragons: The Greatest Stories (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: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000)
Universe 1Again Dangerous Visions Book 2Universe 4The Best Science Fiction of the Year 4
Nebula Award Stories 10Universe 6The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories
Universe 8The Best Science Fiction of the Year 8New Dimensions 9Universe 9
The Best of New DimensionsThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 9The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12Universe 14Random Access Messages of the Computer AgeTerrorists of Tomorrow
AfterlivesTerry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 15Nebula Awards 22Full Spectrum
Nebula Awards 23Full Spectrum 3Amazing Stories: The AnthologyFuture Earths : Under African Skies
The Mammoth Book of Modern Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1980sIsaac Asimov's WarThe Norton Book of Science FictionMan-Kzin Wars VI
Nebula Awards 28The Ascent of WonderWeird Tales from ShakespeareNew Legends
The Way It Wasn'tYear's Best SFWar of the Worlds: Global DispatchesFuture Net
Visions of WonderThe Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction 11th Annual CollectionThe Science Fiction CenturyThe Year's Best Science Fiction Fourteenth Annual Collection
Year's Best SF 2Free SpaceDragons: The Greatest StoriesMore Amazing Stories
The UFO FilesThe Year's Best Science Fiction Fifteenth Annual CollectionYear's Best SF 3Future on Ice
Year's Best SF 4Far HorizonsExplorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons
 
Short stories
Stand-In (1965)
Flattop (1966)
Deeper Than the Darkness [short story] (1969)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (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
Doing Lennon (1975)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
White Creatures (1975)Nebula (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 (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 (nominee)
Proselytes (1988)
We Could Do Worse (1988)
Leviathan (1989)
Matter's End [short story] (1989)Nebula (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 (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 nominee (1970) : Deeper Than the Darkness [short story]
Nebula winner (1975) : If the Stars Are Gods [short story]
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1976) : Doing Lennon
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1976) : Doing Lennon
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1976) : White Creatures
Hugo nominee (1978) : A Snark in the Night
Nebula Best Novel winner (1978) : In the Ocean of Night
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (1981) : Timescape
Nebula Best Novel winner (1981) : Timescape
Nebula nominee (1982) : Swarmer, Skimmer
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1984) : Against Infinity
Nebula nominee (1987) : Newton Sleep
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1989) : Great Sky River
Nebula nominee (1993) : Matter's End [short story]
Nebula nominee (1996) : Soon Comes Night
Hugo nominee (1997) : Immersion
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (2000) : The Martian Race


Gregory Benford recommends
The Void Captain's Tale
The Void Captain's Tale (1982)
(Second Starfaring Age, book 1)
Norman Spinrad
"Spinrad's best novel. A tour de force."
Them Bones
Them Bones (1984)
Howard Waldrop
"A tense, fast-paced time travel yarn, packed with gritty detail. Pleasurable and fine."
Blood Music
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!"
Venus of Dreams
Venus of Dreams (1986)
(Venus , book 1)
Pamela Sargent
"One of the peaks of recent science fiction."
The Ragged Astronauts
The Ragged Astronauts (1986)
(Land and Overland, book 1)
Bob Shaw
"Bob Shaw is deft, original, and gripping."
The Garden of the Shaped
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."
Neptune Crossing
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."
Standard Candles
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."
Starplex
Starplex (1996)
Robert J Sawyer
"For big-time interstellar adventure, look no further."
Expansion
Expansion (1997)
(Night's Dawn : Reality Dysfunction, book 2)
Peter F Hamilton
"Dazzling invention!"
The Boss in the Wall: A Treatise on the House Devil
The Boss in the Wall: A Treatise on the House Devil (1998)
Avram Davidson and Grania Davis
"The Boss in the Wall is a last powerful and major work by a major and powerful author."
Kings of the High Frontier
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!"
Wheelers
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."
First Landing
First Landing (2001)
Robert Zubrin
"A Ken Follett-like Mars novel ... with the ring of authority."
Hopscotch
Hopscotch (2002)
Kevin J Anderson
"Hopscotch is cracking good - swift, sure storytelling, with more plot twists than a snake and twice the bite."
Picoverse
Picoverse (2002)
Robert A Metzger
"A hard SF read at high velocity."
What Does a Martian Look Like?: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life
What Does a Martian Look Like?: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life (2002)
Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart
"Ever wonder about what aliens could be like? The world authority is Jack Cohen, a professional biologist who has thought long and hard about the vast realm of possibilities. This is an engaging, swiftly moving study of alien biology, a subject with bounds and constraints these authors plumb with verve and intelligence."
The Boost
The Boost (2014)
Stephen Baker
"A fast, Orwellian vision of a future."



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