Gregory Benford Audiobooks Collection – 16 Unabridged Books


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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. He is also a contributing editor of Reason magazine.
As a science fiction author, Benford is perhaps best known for the Galactic Center Saga novels, beginning with In the Ocean of Night (1977). This series postulates a galaxy in which sentient organic life is in constant warfare with sentient electromechanical life.
Benford was born in Mobile, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1963 from University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, followed by a Master of Science from the University of California, San Diego in 1965, and a doctorate there in 1967. That same year he married Joan Abbe. Benford modeled characters in several of his novels after her, most prominently the heroine of Artifact. She died in 2002.
Benford has an identical twin brother, Jim Benford, with whom he has collaborated on science fiction stories. Both got their start in science fiction fandom, with Gregory co-editor of the science fiction fanzine Void. Benford has said he is an atheist, though his views are not settled.
Gregory Benford’s first professional sale was the story "Stand-In" in Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (June 1965). In 1969, he began writing a regular science column for Amazing Stories.
Benford tends to write hard science fiction which incorporates the research he is doing as a practical scientist. He has worked on several collaborations with authors including William Rotsler, David Brin and Gordon Eklund. His time-travel novel Timescape (1980) won both the Nebula Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. A scientific procedural, the novel eventually loaned its title to a line of science fiction published by Pocket Books. In the late 1990s, he wrote Foundation’s Fear, one of an authorized sequel trilogy to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. Other novels published in that period include several near-future science thrillers: Cosm (1998), The Martian Race (1999) and Eater (2000).
Benford has also served as an editor of numerous alternate history anthologies as well as collections of Hugo Award winners.
He has been nominated for four Hugo Awards (for two short stories and two novellas) and 12 Nebula Awards (in all categories). In addition to Timescape, he won the Nebula for the novelette "If the Stars Are Gods" (with Eklund).
Benford was a guest of honour at Aussiecon Three, the 1999 Worldcon. He remains a regular contributor to science fiction fanzines, such as Apparatchik.
Benford claims to have created and written about the first computer virus in the late 1960s.
Benford’s work in physics at the University of California, Irvine has focused on theoretical and experimental plasma physics, including studies of extremely strong turbulence, particularly in astrophysical contexts, and studies of magnetic structures from the galactic center to large scale galactic jets. Working in collaboration with, among others, science fiction writers Cramer, Forward, and Landis, Benford worked on a theoretical study of the physics of wormholes, which pointed out that wormholes, if formed in the early universe, could still exist in the present day if they were wrapped in a negative-mass cosmic string. Such wormholes could potentially be detected by gravitational lensing.
In 2004, Benford proposed that the harmful effects of global warming could be reduced by the construction of a rotating Fresnel lens 1,000 kilometres across, floating in space at the Lagrangian point L1. According to Benford, this lens would diffuse the light from the Sun and reduce the solar energy reaching the Earth by approximately 0.5% to 1%. He estimated that this would cost around US$10 billion. His plan has been commented on in a variety of forums. A similar plan was proposed in 1989 by J. T. Early, and again in 1997 by Edward Teller, Lowell Wood, and Roderick Hyde. In 2006, Benford pointed out one possible danger in this approach: if this lens were built and global warming were avoided, there would be less incentive to reduce greenhouse gases, and humans might continue to produce too much carbon dioxide until it caused some other environmental catastrophe, such as a chemical change in ocean water that could be disastrous to ocean life.
Benford serves on the board of directors and the steering committee of the Mars Society.

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22645.Gregory_Benford

Galactic Center series

Gregory Benford – In The Ocean Of Night (read by Gary Tipton)
Gregory Benford – Across The Sea Of Suns (read by Gary Tipton)
Gregory Benford – Great Sky River (read by John Polk)
Gregory Benford – Tides Of Light (read by John Polk)
Gregory Benford – Furious Gulf (read by John Polk)
Gregory Benford – A Hunger For The Infinite (read by Robin Sachs)
Gregory Benford – Sailing Bright Eternity (read by John Polk)

Bowl of Heaven series / with Larry Niven

Gregory Benford – Bowl Of Heaven (read by Zach Villa)
Gregory Benford – Shipstar (read by Zach Villa)

Adventures of Viktor & Julia series

Gregory Benford – The Martian Race (read by Erin Jones)
Gregory Benford – The Sunborn (read by Madelyn Buzzard)

Other

Gregory Benford – The Berlin Project (read by Danny Campbell)
Gregory Benford – Timescape (read by Simon Prebble, Pete Bradbury)
Gregory Benford – Far Futures (read by Vikas Adam, Paul Boehmer, Susan Hanfield, Alex Hyde-White, Stefan Rudnicki)
Gregory Benford – Heart Of The Comet (read by P.J. Ochlan, Stefan Rudnicki)
Gregory Benford – Foundation’s Fear (read by Roy Avers)


Galactic Center series
http://rapidgator.net/file/e519f276f27ab1ce562cdcfc22ddeb8a/In_The_Ocean_Of_Night.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/eecec69ecf79a3a1acbb4e29ee331a46/Across_The_Sea_Of_Suns.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/305c7970abdf901bf2bdb9037f10f51b/Great_Sky_River.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/0aef81bfd6132e9ebf869263135b2242/Tides_Of_Light.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/9916a6fa348b114562a70ed011e26fde/Furious_Gulf.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/7525fa4bc35767147bcf7268fcd71cdf/A_Hunger_For_The_Infinite.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/5129cd38729a3f1d0c5c75364c9edcb7/Sailing_Bright_Eternity.rar.html

Bowl of Heaven series
http://rapidgator.net/file/908c199da4d79a9eb35bd076219171d9/Bowl_Of_Heaven.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/df97e13422214296adf2e00734db2a0d/Shipstar.rar.html

Adventures of Viktor & Julia series
http://rapidgator.net/file/7c9838a9b0873ad82b1c418eee0e373a/The_Martian_Race.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/6099a7aacce37bca1c45b786e982a1f6/The_Sunborn.rar.html

Other
https://rapidgator.net/file/f70fa1839b7f61cd27a786b653633859/The_Berlin_Project.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/e1f70c228591789b246195a966214f60/Timescape.rar.html
https://rapidgator.net/file/7f2c707843011c7f8a2b9e8db3855472/Far_Futures.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/b409e3510d0457a7d5c1b15dda8cac7e/Heart_Of_The_Comet.rar.html
http://rapidgator.net/file/3e26232250103795be9448f2880d0e83/Foundations_Fear.rar.html


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