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Posted on 18 February 2018 | 7:11 am
Galaxy's Edge Attracts Top Science Fiction
PR Web (press release)Galaxy's Edge Attracts Top Science Fiction Writers Including Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game) and George RR Martin ...PR Web (press release)The magazine's regular columnists now include Gregory Benford (winner of the Nebula and John W. Campbell awards) and Robert J. Sawyer who not only has won the Nebula, the Hugo and the John W. Campbell awards, but was also named a Member of the Order of ...and more »
Posted on 1 February 2018 | 12:01 am
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 -
UPI.comUPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018UPI.comThey include Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States (elected to four consecutive terms) in 1882; historian Barbara Tuchman in 1912; Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was assassinated in 1986, in 1927; theatrical producer Hal ...and more »
Posted on 30 January 2018 | 12:01 am
Beyond the books: Ursula K. Le Guin's many
FactorDailyBeyond the books: Ursula K. Le Guin's many tentaclesFactorDailyIt would take someone to have been completely off the grid not to have heard about the death of Ursula Kroeber Le Guin. From the time the sad news broke, the internet has seen an avalanche of emotion and mourning, awash in a tsunami of grief ...and more »
Posted on 27 January 2018 | 4:35 am
Why political Hindutva fails to articulate
India TodayWhy political Hindutva fails to articulate India's rich cultural diversity and historyIndia TodayAnantdas, a Vaishnava sadhu, wrote the first biography of Kabir around the turn of the sixteenth century. At one point in the story, he recounts how a delegation of pundits and maulanas of Kashi went to Sikandar Lodhi to complain about the waywardness ...
Posted on 19 January 2018 | 11:04 am
Science Fiction: Fancies and Facts
Gregory Benford, professor of astrophysics at U.C. Irvine, is the most extreme case of the genuine scientist who writes science fiction. “The Best of Gregory Benford” (Subterranean, 616 pages, $40), edited by David G. Hartwell, brings together almost ...
Posted on 7 August 2015 | 4:14 am
The Search for Aliens Is a Huge Shot in the
One idea championed by Gregory Benford at UC Irvine, is to look for beacons ... expresses it, SETI is really a search for ourselves, who we are and how we fit into the great cosmic scheme of things.
Posted on 23 July 2015 | 2:22 am
Learn About The Modern Masters of Science
In 2013, the University of Illinois Press launched a new series of scholarly books: The Modern Masters of Science Fiction, a series dedicated ... William Gibson, Greg Egan, Gregory Benford and Ray Bradbury, with further installments about Lois McMaster ...
Posted on 7 June 2015 | 4:00 am
The Pluto of Science Fiction
Pluto may be small, but it glimmers with enticing unknowns ... They can also be the source of intriguing new speculations by science fiction writers. Gregory Benford is an emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at UC Irvine and the author of Timescape.
Posted on 13 May 2015 | 3:12 am
The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is
It’s likely they won’t be biological creatures at all, but rather, advanced robots that outstrip our intelligence ... including works by Greg Bear and Gregory Benford). Which is to say, they could be, essentially, anywhere. Begging a final question ...
Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:57 am