WorldCat Identities

Benford, Gregory 1941-

Works: 294 works in 1,056 publications in 14 languages and 29,211 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Forecasts  History  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3552.E542, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gregory Benford
Beyond the fall of night by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin of Loronei escapes Diaspar, the last living city on Earth, to seek his destiny by revitalizing humankind and by salvaging Earth from stagnation
Foundation's fear by Gregory Benford( Book )

53 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a futuristic galactic empire, a man and his robot wife escape from their enemies by transferring their minds into the bodies of animals. By the author of Sailing Bright Eternity
Timescape by Gregory Benford( Book )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1962: A young Californian scientist finds his experiments spoiled by mysterious interference. Gradually his suspicions lead him to a shattering truth: scientists from the end of the century are using subatomic particles to send a message into the past, in the hope that history can be changed and a world-threatening catastrophe averted
Great sky river by Gregory Benford( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future dominated by a superior race of artificial minds, the last humans, in an attempt to save themselves from total extinction, flee across the barren wastes of a once-lush planet
Bowl of heaven by Gregory Benford( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by the discovery of an immense bowl-shaped structure in space that leads to hostile alien encounters and profound revelations about humanity's place in the universe
The martian race by Gregory Benford( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two space expeditions--one American, the other Euro-Chinese--race to be the first on Mars and first to return to Earth. Both teams reach the planet, but with disastrous results. The problem now is not who will return to Earth, but if any of them will return at all. By the author of Cosm
Eater by Gregory Benford( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering black hole is discovered to be an alien of vast intelligence
The wonderful future that never was by Gregory Benford( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals predictions made in "Popular Mechanics" magazine between 1903 and 1969 about what the future would hold! "Surrounded by wonders and a fast-evolving culture of innovation, it's just as chalenging today for us to imagine the next century as it must have been for our early 20th century colleagues to envision the fabled year 2000"--Page 6
In the ocean of night : a novel by Gregory Benford( Book )

47 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sind wir eine Gefahr für alle anderen? 1948: Der Astronom Walter Blade entdeckt den Kleinplanet Ikarus, der seine exzentrische Bahn zwischen Mars und Merkur zieht und sich der Erde dabei bis auf 6,4 Millionen Kilometer nähert. 1997: Ein rätselhafter Gasausbruch auf Ikarus bringt ihn auf Kollisionskurs mit der Erde. Ein Astronautenteam soll ihn mit Wasserstoffbomben sprengen. Die Männer machen eine sensationelle Entdeckung: Ikarus ist in Wirklichkeit ein getarntes, automatisiertes Raumschiff. Im Moment seiner Sprengung setzt es ein Notsignal ab. Es wird gehört. 2012: Ein Robotspäher taucht im Sonnensystem auf: der Schnark. Die Militärs sehen in ihm eine Bedrohung und greifen an. Die Sonde kann entkommen. Die Menschheit hat sich damit selbst als aggressive Lebensform eingestuft. Bedeutet dies das Todesurteil? Gregory Benford, 1941 in Alabama geboren, studierte Theoretische Physik in Deutschland und Kalifornien, bevor er 1965 seine erste SF-Kurzgeschichte veröffentlichte. Mit dem 1980 erschienen Roman 'Zeitschaft', der mittlerweile zu den grossen Klassikern der Science Fiction gezählt wird, gewann er den Nebula Award. Mit 'Cosm' (1998) sowie dem sechsbändigen 'Contact'-Zyklus (1977-1995) hat er der naturwissenschaftlich orientierten Hard-SF einen neuen Stellenwert verschafft. Er lehrt und forscht als Physikprofessor an der University of California-Irvine
Heart of the comet by Gregory Benford( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of the twenty-first century, the multinational crew of scientists stationed on Halley's Comet set aside personal prejudices and unite to survive in the bleak, ice-covered environment and transform it into a source of life
Across the sea of suns by Gregory Benford( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Nebula Award-winning author comes a newly revised edition of this story in his classic Galactic Center series
Shipstar by Gregory Benford( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape) continue the thrilling adventure of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ship is to colonize. Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated--one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape--while the mystery of the Shipstar's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that transform their understanding of their place in the universe"--
COSM by Gregory Benford( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accidental explosion in a laboratory creates a wormhole, a space-time tunnel, which black physicist Alicia Butterworth uses to visit another universe. Time is so fast in this other world, Alicia can observe cosmic evolution as it happens. By the author of Sailing Bright Eternity
Tides of light by Gregory Benford( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small human band flees from an enemy it cannot hope to combat--superior artificial minds in great insect like machines
Artifact by Gregory Benford( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a mysterious artifact in an ancient Greek tomb--an object concealing both the secret of Atlantis and an unimaginable power--leads Americans John and Claire into confrontation with Greek revolutionaries and the U.S. Secret Service
Beyond infinity by Gregory Benford( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping from the unbending constraints of Earth in the company of a brilliant beast, a young woman soon discovers that Alien agencies have mastered the ability to span parallel universes, which are undetectable by man-made devices
Against infinity by Gregory Benford( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the poisonous, icy surface of Ganymede (one of the moons of Jupiter), a man and a boy are on a deadly hunt. Their prey is the Aleph-- an unknowable alien artifact that roamed and ruled Ganymede for countless millennia. The Aleph haunts men's dreams and destroys all efforts to terraform Ganymede into an habitable planet
The sunborn by Gregory Benford( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the discovery of a complex life form during the first successful manned mission to Mars, a finding that poses significant questions about life on worlds beyond our solar system
Furious gulf by Gregory Benford( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spaceship, Argo, humans flee machine creatures determined to exterminate them. The escape route takes them dangerously close to a black hole where they discover the remains of an ancient human civilization and a way of defeating the mechs. By the author of Great Sky River
Sailing bright eternity by Gregory Benford( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing war between humans and mechs, artificial intelligences dedicated to the destruction of the human race. In this episode, remnants of humans and aliens flee for a glorious last stand in the Esty, a world which uses the energy of a black hole. Sixth and final novel of the Galactic Center saga
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBlake, Sterling

Benford, G.

Benford, Gregori

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Benford, Gregory Albert, 1941-

Blake, Sterling 1941-

G.ベンフォド 1941-

Gregory Benford Amerikaans natuurkundige

Gregory Benford autore di fantascienza e fisico statunitense

Gregory Benford escritor de ciencia ficción y astrofísico

Gregory Benford US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Грегори Бенфорд

Грегъри Бенфорд

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گریگوری بنفورد ستاره‌شناس، فیزیک‌دان، و نویسنده آمریکایی

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Foundation's fearTimescapeGreat sky riverThe martian raceEaterThe wonderful future that never wasIn the ocean of night : a novelHeart of the comet