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Gregory Benford

Author: George Edgar Slusser
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]
Series: Modern masters of science fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gregory Benford is perhaps best known as the author of Benford's law of controversy: "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available." That maxim is a quotation from Timescape, Benford's Nebula and Campbell Award-winning 1980 novel, which established his work as an exemplar of "hard science fiction," dedicated to working out the consequences of modern science rather than substituting
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Named Person: Gregory Benford; Gregory Benford; Gregory Benford; Gregory Benford
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Edgar Slusser
ISBN: 9780252038228 0252038223 9780252079801 0252079809
OCLC Number: 852488399
Description: xi, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Gregory Benford: the scientist as writer --
Benford in his own words: towards a craft of science fiction --
Fictional directions: the makings of a scientist-writer --
Galactic center one: Benford's space epic --
Galactic center two: Nigel Walmsley's Space odyssey --
To the galactic center: from earth to eternity --
The science fiction novel of manners --
Benford's short fiction --
Conclusion --
Interview with Gregory Benford.
Series Title: Modern masters of science fiction.
Responsibility: George Slusser.

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