Gregory Benford (Modern Masters of Science Fiction)

Gregory Benford (Modern Masters of Science Fiction)


Gregory Benford may be top referred to as the writer of Benford's legislation of controversy: "Passion is inversely proportional to the quantity of actual info available." That maxim is a citation from Timescape, Benford's Nebula and Campbell Award-winning 1980 novel, which validated his paintings as an exemplar of "hard technology fiction," devoted to understanding the results of recent technological know-how instead of substituting pseudoscience for myth. An astrophysicist by way of education and occupation, Benford released greater than twenty novels, over 100 brief tales, a few fifty essays, and myriad articles that reveal either his medical rigor in addition to a popularity of literary traditions.

 

In this examine, George Slusser explores the extreme, doubtless inexhaustible exhibit of inventive strength in Gregory Benford's lifestyles and paintings. via making a choice on direct resources and making parallels with different works and writers, Slusser finds the gigantic scope of Benford's wisdom, either one of literature and of the key clinical and philosophical problems with our time. Slusser additionally discusses Benford's various clinical articles and nonfiction books and incorporates a new interview with Benford.

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