Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941) is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. As a science fiction author, Benford is perhaps best known for the Galactic Center Saga novels, beginning with In the Ocean of Night. He is also the author of the Nebula Award-winning classic book Timescape — a combination of hard science, bold speculation, and human drama.
Anomaliesby Gregory Benford
There's Claire, the hard-boiled, randy spacecraft hack - "Do I look like a people person?" - and her heroic efforts, all in
Science fiction collection of Gregory Benford's best short fiction. Ranging from comic to apocalyptic, the stories of Anomalies challenge concepts of time, space and science. And all the while, Author Gregory Benford's characters charm us.
There's Claire, the hard-boiled, randy spacecraft hack - "Do I look like a people person?" - and her heroic efforts, all in the name of a fast buck in The Worm In the Well and its sequel, The Worm Turns.
Or the puzzle of The Man Who Wasn't There - can we one day hope to elude detection by deflecting light around objects? Use science to escape society's justice?
Can we find a way to stretch time out past a single life-line?
Anomalies, the title story, asks a physics-shattering question: what happens if there is a computational error in reality? It's the sort of question that both tickles and challenges.
Anomalies includes Afterwords and insights by Gregory Benford into his writing methods, sometimes quite idiosyncratic - and into the stories behind the stories in Anomalies.
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