Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford

Gregory Benford, author of top-selling novels, including Jupiter Project, Artifact, Against Infinity, Eater, and Timescape, is that unusual creative combination of scientist scholar and talented artist; his stories capture readers - hearts and minds - with imaginative leaps into the future of science and of us.

A University of California faculty member since 1971, Benford has conducted research in plasma turbulence theory and experiment, and in astrophysics. His published scientific articles include well over a hundred papers in fields of physics from condensed matter, particle physics, plasmas and mathematical physics, and several in biological conservation.

Often called hard science fiction, Benford's stories take physics into inspired realms. What would happen if cryonics worked and people, frozen, were awoken 50 years in the future? What might we encounter in other dimensions? How about sending messages across time? And finding aliens in our midst? The questions that physics and scientists ask, Benford's imagination explores.
With the re-release of some of his earlier works and the new release of current stories and novels, Benford takes the lead in creating science fiction that intrigues and amuses us while also pushing us to think.

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Best Sellers

    • Timescape

    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115

    In a future wracked by environmental catastrophe and social instability, physicist John Renfrew devises a plan to use tachyons - strange, time-traveling particles - to send a warning to the past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed it

    • By Stephen on 09-21-09

    Regular price: $36.37

    • In the Ocean of Night

    • Galactic Center, Book 1
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 236

    It is 2019. NASA astronaut Nigel Walmsley is sent on a mission to intercept a rogue asteroid on a collision course with Earth....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Different from "Hunger for the Infinite"

    • By Michale on 07-19-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Across the Sea of Suns

    • Galactic Center, Book 2
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    It is 2076: Lancer, Earth’s first starship, is on a mission to find interstellar civilizations....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Story Picks Up Speed!

    • By Michale on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Great Sky River

    • Galactic Center, Book 3
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, John Rubinstein, Tom Schiff, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Nearly 100,000 years after first contact with the machines that dominate the universe, only a few hundred humans survive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No More Nigel!

    • By Michale on 10-07-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Berlin Project

    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    New York Times best-selling author Gregory Benford creates an alternate history about the creation of the atomic bomb....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, tormented by an awful narrator!

    • By Laura47 on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Heart of the Comet

    • By: Gregory Benford, David Brin
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Gregory Benford and David Brin come together in this bold collaboration about our near human future in space....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fantastic work of Science Fiction

    • By Michael Evans-Layng on 10-24-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Furious Gulf

    • Galactic Center, Book 5
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Sephen Hoye, Harlan Ellison, Janis Ian, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Few writers have successful blended hard science and speculation with fully realized characters as Gregory Benford has in his critically acclaimed novels....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance, decent story

    • By CHRIS D MILLET on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sailing Bright Eternity

    • Galactic Center, Book 6
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield, Arthur Morey, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Millennia of conflict between humans and mechs have driven the human race to near-extinction....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dribble

    • By smith78884 on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Far Futures

    • By: Greg Bear, Donald Kingsbury, Poul Anderson, and others
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, J. Paul Boehmer, Susan Hanfield, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Five novellas of hard science fiction by five modern masters of the form....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Heady Stuff

    • By alex on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Tides of Light

    • Galactic Center, Book 4
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Onboard an ancient starship, Killeen and the Bishop tribe escape the mech-ruled world of Snowglade....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent next book in the saga - Loved it! :-)

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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