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Worlds Vast and Various

By Gregory Benford

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A time-traveller on an illegal trip into the past learns a chilling truth about her own destiny...


As a deadly Superflu runs rampant through a polluted, overpopulated Earth, a husband-and-wife scientific team races to scientific team races to salvage a livable future...


On a planet where the laws of physics are strangely twisted, a brilliant scientist's work undermines an ancient faith and leads to a shattering revelation...


An ore-hauler on Mercury, desperate to save her endangered ship and career, finds a remarkable way out: a wormhole trapped in the hellish flux of magnetic fields and fiery plasma generated by the nuclear furnace of the sun...

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9780575118522
  • Publication date: 29 Mar 2013
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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The first manned mission to Mars has been a resounding success, and excitement grows as more new discoveries are made. However, one phenomenon continues to defy rational explanation - the 'marsmat' - a complex anaerobic life-form found in the planet's honeycomb of tunnels. This raises questions about the nature and meaning of life itself which will lead the curious and the driven to Pluto and beyond, to the cold void at the fringes of the solar system.

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Messages from a far distant sun are received on Earth, causing chaos. Who is sending them, and why are they in English? A ship is sent on a twelve year journey to find the answers, and in the process they find a secret so deadly it threatens all organic life everywhere . . .

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A gigantic asteroid the size of a mountain, Shiva is set to hit Earth with the force of a hundred thousand nuclear bombs, poised to destroy all life on Earth and blast the human race into instant extinction. Only a last-ditch space mission has a chance of saving the Earth - or what's left of it after the first asteroid rainshower.

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The Heart of the Comet

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In 1986, Halley's Comet returned to our heavens for the first time in over seventy-five years. Heart of the Comet is the story of Halley's next return in the middle of the twenty-first century, and of a daring mission to explore and colonize this ice-covered wanderer. It is the thrilling saga of a multinational group of exiles who discover the comet's astonishing secret - the secret that threatens their very survival.

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Author of the Nebula Award winning Timescape, Benford's first collection of short stories demonstrates the extraordinary range of his imagination. The stories contained within are a perfect introduction to the work of one of our greatest SF novelists and thinkers.

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A man at a masquerade discovers that one guest has come a long, long way to attend - and that some disguises reveal more secrets than they hide. This collection of 21 short stories by Gregory Benford, who won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Nebula for his novel, "Timescape", is a remarkable introduction to his writing.

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