Authors > Gregory Benford

Astrophysicist and University of Californina, Irvine Professor by day, Science Fiction writer by night. Best known for his novel Timescape, Mr Benford has written over 25 novels and counting, mostly in the HARD SF genre exploring the possibilities of Alien Contact and Outer Space.

Gregory Benford began his writing career in the second half of the 1960s writing short stories for fiction magazines which included The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, Amazing Science Fiction, Fantastic, If, and Galaxy of Science Fiction among others.

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In the Ocean of Night

2034. An indistinguishable sound is heard from the depths of space and one member of the search and survey team, Nigel, believes he knows its origins. 15 years earlier, he was the astronaut sent to implode a firey comet as it hurtled toward the Asian subcontinent. Once inside the fissure he made an unlikely discovery: an abandoned alien ship.

Year: 1977     Genre: Alien ContactHard SFSpace Exploration


Winner of the 1980 Nebula Award, Timescape has since become a classic of the science fiction genre, combining hard science, bold speculation, and human drama--a challenging and triumphant tale told by a master storyteller.

Year: 1980     Genre: Hard SFSpeculative FictionTime Travel

Foundation's Fear

Fate -- and a cruel Emperor's arbitrary power -- have thrust Hari Seldon into the First Ministership of the Empire against his will. As the story opens, Hari is about to leave his quiet professorship and take on the all but impossible task of administering 25 million inhabited worlds from the all-steel planet of Trantor. With the help of his beautiful bio-engineered wife Dors and his alien companion Yugo, Seldon is still developing the science that will transform history, never dreaming that it will ultimately pit him against future history's most awesome threat.

Year: 1997     Genre: Science Fiction




1977In the Ocean of Night Alien Contact, Hard SF, Space Exploration, Galactic Center Saga
1980Timescape Hard SF, Speculative Fiction, Time Travel
1984Across the Sea of Suns Hard SF, Space Exploration, Galactic Center Saga
1987Great Sky River Hard SF, Galactic Center Saga
1989Tides of Light Hard SF, Space Exploration, Galactic Center Saga
1994Furious Gulf Hard SF, Galactic Center Saga
1996Sailing Bright Eternity Hard SF, Galactic Center Saga
1997Foundation's Fear Science Fiction, Second Foundation Trilogy
1999The Martian Race Hard SF, Adventures of Victor & Julia, Mars
2000Eater Hard SF
2005The Sunborn Hard SF, Space Exploration, Adventures of Victor & Julia, Mars
2012Bowl of Heaven and Shipstarby Gregory Benford and Larry NivenHard SF
2019Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape Time Travel
2020Gloriousby Gregory Benford and Larry NivenAlien Contact, Hard SF




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