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Gregory Benford

George Slusser


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 pseudoscience for fantasy. An astrophysicist by training and profession, Benford has published more than twenty novels, over 100 short stories, some fifty essays, and myriad articles ... More

Keywords: science fiction, Gregory Benford, modern science, novels, short stories, Timescape, nonfiction, pseudoscience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038228
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038228.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Slusser, author
U of California, Riverside