By Gregory Benford
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They were fighting death.
Through their scientific breakthroughs, one of humanity's oldest dreams could be coming true. With cryonics, the body could be preserved at superlow temperatures for future revival.
But Death was fighting back.
In the hospital there were senior staff determined to destroy careers and work.
And on the streets, Death's Agent hears the whispered commands of the preacher and knew he must seek out and kill the blasphemers...
Gregory Benford (1941 - )
A leading writer of 'Hard SF', Gregory Albert Benford was born in Alabama in 1941. He received a BSc in physics from the University of Oklahoma, followed by an MSc and PhD from the University of California, San Diego. His breakthrough novel, Timescape, won both the Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, and he has been nominated for the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula twelve times in all categories. Benford has undertaken collaborations with David Brin and Arthur C. Clarke among others and, as one of the 'Killer Bs' (with Brin and Greg Bear) wrote one of three authorised sequels to Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. He has also written for television and served as a scientific consultant on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Gregory Benford lives in California, where he is currently Professor of Plasma Physics and Astrophysics at the University of California, Irvine, a position he has held since 1979.
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30 Apr 2014
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