Gregory Benford

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Birthday
30, 1941
Birthplace
Alabama
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
Alabama

About

An American science fiction author and astrophysicist, he is best known for his Galactic Center Saga series (1976-1995). His other works include Jupiter Project (1975) and the award-winning Timescape (1980).

Before Fame

He received a degree in physics from the University of Oklahoma and went on to study at the University of California, San Diego. He published his first Galactic Center Saga novel, In the Ocean of Night, in 1976.

Trivia

He was nominated for four Hugo Awards, and he won a Nebula Award.

Family Life

He and his identical twin, Jim Benford, were born in Mobile, Alabama. Gregory Benford married Joan Abbe in 1967.

Associated With

He wrote a sequel to Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.