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    • ISBN:9780575118119
    • Publication date:22 May 2014

Gregory Benford SF Gateway Omnibus

Artifact, Cosm, Eater

By Gregory Benford

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From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to Gregory Benford, one of the great hard SF writers.

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.

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: 9781473202030
  • Publication date: 22 May 2014
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Jupiter Project

Gregory Benford
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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
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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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Chiller

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford
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Immersion, and Other Short Novels

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

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.

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Furious Gulf

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford
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Sailing Bright Eternity

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford
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Eater

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford
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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
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Gregory Benford
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Beyond Infinity

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford

A billion years from now a human woman is created from data held within the Library of Life. Her birth could result in the destruction of the cosmos . . .A rogue element in an increasingly unstable, she draws the attention of a mysterious alien breed. Already masters of travel between parallel universes they believe this girl is the key to changing all reality. And if they track her down, the effects on the galaxy will be cataclysmic.Beyond Infinity is an epic far future thriller from an author who is both a master storyteller and a highly respected scientist.

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The Sunborn

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford
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Across the Sea of Suns

Gregory Benford
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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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Timescape

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford

The year is 1998, the world is a growing nightmare of desperation, of uncontrollable pollution and increasing social unrest. In Cambridge, two scientists experiment with tachyons - subatomic particles that travel faster than the speed of light and, therefore, according to the Theory of Relativity, may move backwards in time. Their plan is to signal a warning to the previous generation.In 1962, a young Californian scientist, Gordon Bernstein, finds his experiments are being spoiled by unknown interference. As he begins to suspect something near the truth it becomes a race against time - the world is collapsing and will only be saved if Gordon can decipher the message in time.Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1980Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1981Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1980

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The Heart of the Comet

Gregory Benford, David Brin
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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
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Gregory Benford
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In Alien Flesh

Gregory Benford
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Gregory Benford

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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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.