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Immersion, and Other Short Novels

By Gregory Benford

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The author of such hard-science masterpieces as Eater, Benford excels at short fiction as well, from a tale of courage in the aftermath of nuclear war ("To the Storming Gulf") to a thoughtful commentary on human and primate interaction in his title novella.

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: 9780575118539
  • Publication date: 25 Jul 2013
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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Jupiter Project

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

Matt Bohles was content with the pleasures of low-g life in the Jovian Orbital Lab. Even if a young man did get to feel a bit squeezed, growing up in a tin can 600 million klicks from Mother Earth...But the International Space Administration was losing its patience with the slow advance of science. There was talk of closing down the lab. The Earthside pols wanted publicity, adventure and profits - and not necessarily in that order.So Matt had a bright idea. He figured he'd steal a spacesuit. Grab a spare shuttlecraft. And discover life on Jupiter...

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Artifact

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford
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Iceborn

Gregory Benford, Paul A Carter
Authors:
Gregory Benford, Paul A Carter

Pluto was the last place anyone expected to find life. That's why it's the last place they looked.

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Gregory Benford SF Gateway Omnibus

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

Gregory Benford is a Professor of Plasma Physics and Astrophysics, expertise he turns to great effect in his widescreen hard SF epics. Best known for the NEBULA AWARD-winning TIMESCAPE he has written in some of SF's greatest playgrounds, penning a sequel to Sir Arthur C. Clarke's great novella AGAINST THE FALL OF NIGHT, and contributing an authorised sequel to Isaac Asimov's Foundation books. This omnibus collects three of his best works: ARTIFACT, COSM and EATER.

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Chiller

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

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...

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Furious Gulf

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

The last humans from the planet Snowglade have taken flight from the genocidal mechs aboard the spaceship Argo. As the shop hurtles toward the Galactic Center, hunger and desperation are taking their toll among the refugees, who are beginning to question the leadership of Captain Killeen. Convinced that his people's only hope of survival lies in the True Center of the galaxy, he is determined to find it, with a will bordering on obsession.As the crew of the Argo, an even Killeen's own son Toby, find their faith in their captain's brilliance tested to the limit, Toby faces his own perilous journey into the unknown, into the mysterious of adulthood. Like the others in this Family of voyagers, Toby's spine contains microchip implants holding the memories - the legacy - of his race. But just as the technology is designed to save his people may tear Toby himself apart, so his father's desperate gamble to save the Argo may plunge the ship and its inhabitants into a cosmic fit of all-consuming fire.

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Sailing Bright Eternity

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford
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Eater

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

When a distinguished astrophysicist is presented with evidence of a new artefact approaching the solar system, his initial reaction is that the figures must be wrong. But they are not. The mysterious object is not only real, it is heading towards us at an incredible velocity. Then the data indicates that the visitor is a black hole. A black hole that can change direction. A black hole that is sending us a message... I DESIRE CONVERSE Eater is a fast-paced thriller from an author who is both a great storyteller and a highly respected scientist. It is a combination that makes for classic SF.

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Worlds Vast and Various

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

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...

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Great Sky River

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

The Family had never seen a manhunter like it. And when its machine-mind engulfed Cap'n Fanny, they knew Mantis was no simple killing-mech. A collector of human minds, a plunderer of living personalities, Mantis was a weaver of complex, murderous illusions. But why, Killeen wondered, did it indulge in such elaborate variations on slaughter when in a single blast it could destroy the remnants of Mankind?His answer lay waiting in Mantis's extraordinary sensorium, in the museum of living ghosts and defiled spirits which drove the heart of the machine . . .

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Beyond Infinity

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford
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The Sunborn

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

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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Across the Sea of Suns

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

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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Shiva Descending

Gregory Benford, William Rotsler
Authors:
Gregory Benford, William Rotsler

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

Gregory Benford, David Brin
Authors:
Gregory Benford, David Brin
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Cosm

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

After an accident in a brilliant young physicist's most ambitious experiment, it appears: a wondrous sphere the size of a basketball, made of nothing known to science. Before long, it will be clear that this object has opened a vista on an entirely different universe, a newborn cosmos whose existence will rock this world and test one woman to the limit: the physicist who has ignited this thrilling adventure.

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The Martian Race

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

March, 2015. Nasa's first manned voyage to Mars is about to launch. But disaster strikes - the rocket explodes, killing the entire crew, and the US government abandons the project. What they come up with in its place will change the nature of space exploration together. Businessman John Axelrod and his consortium have every intention of winning the $30 billion Mars Prize for the first successful mission to the red planet. He knows that it will involve far higher risks than the one NASA had planned. But he has no choice. He has to win.

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In Alien Flesh

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford
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Matter's End

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

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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Timescape

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford