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Posted on 25 January 2018 | 10:08 pm
Why political Hindutva fails to articulate
Why 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
Issue 681 Table of Contents, October 2017 -
Locus OnlineIssue 681 Table of Contents, October 2017Locus OnlineJerry Pournelle (1933 – 2017) / 5 Appreciations from Larry Niven, David Gerrold, Tim Powers, Gregory Benford, Stephen Kotowych, and John Goodwin / 5 Other Obituaries: Len Wein / 73 Appreciation from David Gerrold / 73. EDITORIAL MATTERS / 74. Helsinki ...
Posted on 16 October 2017 | 1:34 pm
Trump's Proposed “Anti-Science” Budget
HuffPostTrump's Proposed “Anti-Science” Budget Cuts Encourages Private Donor To Fund ScientistsHuffPostThe Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation has supported many leading scientists including Stephen Hawkings, Martin Nowak, Gregory Benford, Lee Smolin, Seth Lloyd, Lawrence Krauss, Artificial Intelligence scientist, Marvin Minsky and Nobel Laureates Gerard 't ...
Posted on 24 August 2017 | 3:46 pm
Read some seriously strange time travel
Ars TechnicaRead some seriously strange time travel stories from sci-fi's modern mastersArs TechnicaYou'll find original stories by Hugh Howey, Nancy Kress, Chen Qiufan, Bruce Sterling, Charles Yu, Charlie Jane Anders, Margaret Atwood, Madeline Ashby, Gregory Benford, Daniel Wilson, Eileen Gunn, and more. Each author interpreted the prompt in his or ...
Posted on 2 July 2017 | 8:03 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