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Publication Order of Galactic Center Books

In the Ocean of Night (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Across the Sea of Suns (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Sky River (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tides of Light (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Furious Gulf (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sailing Bright Eternity (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hunger for the Infinite (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Galactic Center Companion (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bowl Of Heaven Books

with Larry Niven

Publication Order of Jupiter Project Books

Jupiter Project (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against Infinity (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Martian Race Books

Publication Order of Second Foundation Trilogy Books

Foundation's Fear (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundation and Chaos (By: Greg Bear) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundation's Triumph (By: David Brin) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Timescape Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Stars in Shroud / Deeper than the Darkness (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
If the Stars Are Gods (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shiva Descending (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Find the Changeling (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time's Rub (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Artifact (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Fall of Night (With: Arthur C. Clarke) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosm (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiller (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eater (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Infinity (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Berlin Project (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Eternity (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Final Now (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace Immaculate (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down The River Road (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backscatter (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoth Dawn (With: Kevin J. Anderson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

In Alien Flesh (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Matter's End (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds Vast and Various (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immersion & Other Short Novels (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anomalies (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Ball Games for the Future (With: Gordon Eklund) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Habitats in Space (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Time (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skylife (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Human (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of What Might Have Been Books

with Martin H. Greenberg
Alternate Empires (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alternate Heroes (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alternate Wars (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alternate Americas (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Man-Kzin Wars Books

The Man-Kzin Wars (By: Larry Niven) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars II (By: Larry Niven,S.M. Stirling,Jerry Pournelle) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars III (By: Larry Niven) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars IV (By: S.M. Stirling) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Children's Hour (By: S.M. Stirling,Jerry Pournelle) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars V (By: Jerry Pournelle) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars VI (With: Mark O. Martin) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars VII (With: Larry Niven,Paul Chafe) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Darker Geometry (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of All Possible Wars (By: S.M. Stirling,Robert Sheckley) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars VIII: Choosing Names (By: Larry Niven) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars IX (By: Jim Baen) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of the Kzinti (By: Jerry Pournelle) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War (By: Larry Niven) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars XI (By: Matthew Harrington) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny's Forge (By: Paul Chafe) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars XII (By: Larry Niven) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars XIII (By: Larry Niven) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars XIV (By: Larry Niven) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure Planet (By: Larry Niven,Hal Colebatch,Jessica Q. Fox) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man-Kzin Wars XV (By: Larry Niven) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of John M. Ford Short Story Collections

Under the Wheel (With: John M. Ford,Nancy Springer,Elizabeth Mitchell) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Casting Fortune (By: John M. Ford) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the End of the Twentieth Century (By: John M. Ford) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heat of Fusion and Other Stories (By: John M. Ford) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Best Science Fiction of the Year Books

The Best Science Fiction of the Year 1 (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 2 (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3 (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 4 (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5 (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 6 (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 7 (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 8 (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 9 (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 10 (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11 (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12 (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Science Fiction of the Year 13 (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Science Fiction of the Year 14 (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Science Fiction of the Year 15 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year 16 (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Heroes in Hell Books

Heroes in Hell (With: C.J. Cherryh,David Drake,Janet Morris) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gates of Hell (By: C.J. Cherryh,Janet Morris) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kings in Hell (By: C.J. Cherryh,Janet Morris) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crusaders in Hell (With: C.J. Cherryh,David Drake,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael Amstrong,Bill Kerby) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels in Hell (By: Janet Morris) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Helliad (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
War in Hell (By: Janet Morris) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prophets in Hell (By: C.J. Cherryh,George Alec Effinger,Robert Sheckley,David Drake,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Brad Miner,Bill Kerby,Richard Groller) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawyers in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Jason Cordova,Bruce Durham,Sarah Hulcy,Larry Atchley Jr.,John Manning,Richard Groller) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poets in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,pdmac,Bruce Durham,Larry Atchley Jr.,Richard Groller,Michael A. Armstrong,Tom Barczak,Matthew Kirshenblatt,Beth W. Patterson,Yelle Hughes,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,Shebat Legion,Bill Barnhill,Jack William Finley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Nebula Award Stories Ten(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Digest, October-November 1981(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Wonders of the World(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourth Planet from the Sun(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Science Fiction Stories by the World's Greatest Scientists(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler Victorious(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terry's Universe: Science fiction's finest writers join in honoring the memory of Terry Carr(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1987(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mississippi Review 47 / 48(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Spectrum 1(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amazing Stories, March 1990(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jupiter War(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, October 1991(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the King(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murasaki(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alternate Americas(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under African Skies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far Futures(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 2(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Hugo Winners, Volume IV, 1992-1994(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Amazing Stories(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far Horizons(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 4(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Could Do Worse: A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 34 (2000)(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 16(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe II(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog, October 2003(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hard SF Renaissance(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Microcosms(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A.I.s(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Cadets(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 11(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Opera Renaissance(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 2007 Rhysling Anthology(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Is My Funniest 2(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 13(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 21(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skiffy and Mimesis: More Best of Asfr: Australian SF Review(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best SF 16(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Multiverse(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hieroglyph(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carbide Tipped Pens(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Gregory Benford(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loosed Upon the World(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of the Future(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bridging Infinity(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume Three(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy: Outstanding Essays from the J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Across the Universe(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction and the Dismal Science(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Five(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life Beyond Us(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

The American astrophysicist reckoned for his award-winning sci-fi novellas; serving as a faculty at the University of California, Irvine; also provides his contributions as an editor at Reason magazine. He is acknowledged for his outstanding contributions to the world of science and writing. In collaboration with William Rotsler, David Brin, and Gordon Eklund; he has contributed awards winning specimens. Lorde Prize for his outstanding contributions to the science in 1995 and Nebula Award in 1980 are his noteworthy achievements. His research encompasses not only physics and astronomy but also Plasma Physics and has been recognized by NASA, NSF, AFOSR, DOE and other reputed institutes. He is well known for the controversial law proposed by him on the Passion in his novel Timescape.

Gregory Benford; aka Sterling Blake; a residing in Laguna Beach; California; was born in Mobile, Alabama on 30th January 1941. Physics graduate from the University of Oklahoma, 1963; completed his Masters of Science in 1965, followed by a doctorate in the year 1967, from the University of California San Diego. After the completion of his doctorate, he got married to Joan Abbe and fathered two children. Most of the characters in his novels are inspired from his wife’s personality who died in the year 2002. Jim Benford is his identical twin brother in collaboration with whom he has produced a remarkable piece of science fiction- Void.

Gregory Benford was appointed in the year 1971 as an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of California, Irvine; was later promoted to a Professor of Astrophysics and Plasma Physics, in 1979. In the year 2006, he resigned from the post to join a scientific team of researchers working on the cause of aging in humans. He has published more than a hundred scientific papers related to biotechnology, particle physics, plasmas, condensed matter, etc. ; more than one hundred and fifty short stories and novels; a few articles and essays. His published novels depict the perfect amalgam of his scientific and literary knowledge.

He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and a visiting faculty at Cambridge University, the Universities of Turin and the University of Bologna. He is a consulting faculty at NASA, DARPA and CIA and other agencies. He is one of the boards of directors of the Mars Society and an active member of Alcor, and cryopreservation advocacy group, UK.

All his life he has been studying the physics of the galaxy and the existence of the black hole and tries to incorporate his findings and concepts into his works of science fiction and anthropologies. His first published novel was Deeper than the Darkness (1970). In later years, he reworked the novel a republished by the name The Stars in Shroud (1978); as he thought the former version was not as sophisticated and well written.

His collaborated work- “If the Stars are God” with Gordon Eklund; bagged him another Nebular Award in 1974.The story encompasses the existence of aliens who consider the Sun as a God and the central planet.

His best solo work based on scientists and time travel, Timescape (1980) has bagged him Nebula Award, British SF Award, John Campbell Award, and also, a nomination for Locus Award in 1981, is out for printing in ten international languages. The novel perfectly describes the human folly in the present scientific world and the pseudo-science world. The story is set in 1998 when the world is struck by ecosystem disasters and the scientists of the present age try to send the message in the past; using tachyons that can travel with the speed faster than light; to warn them of the approaching disasters in the present century. To avoid the grandfather’s paradox, the message is sent in the form of staccato and displaced letters; which in turn creates more paradox. The last chapter is set in the year 1974, depicting an ongoing awards ceremony for remarkable scientific achievements; where the scientist named Bernstein, who was the first to receive and decipher the signals,; is awarded Enrico Fermi Prize. With the successful release of his works, the author has recognized himself as a best-selling hard science fiction author.

The Galactic Centre Saga is an enthralling and a pioneer publication. It is considered significant as the author dedicated a large portion; i.e. nineteen years to finish the series. The series involves three novels named Galactic Center One, Galactic Center Two, and To the Galactic Center. The series is a compilation of six good reads. A prolog called -Ocean of Night (1977); that is followed by Across the Sea of Suns; Tides of Light (1989); Furious Gulf (1994); Sailing Bright Eternity (1996). The sensory awareness and the human emotions are the central themes. The series very well depicts the upcoming future of men’s conquer over space and rising conflicts till the year 2061. The books perfectly describe the space travel and the war of the physical universe and biological mankind. In the year 2001; Jan De Bont had announced to come up with a series based on the six books of the series, but nothing was broadcasted. However, in 1969, eight seasons of the series named Galaxy Odyssey; was produced by the Japan National Broadcasting, which Benford was the screenwriter and the host.

After the successful publication of the saga; the author published a series of Science Thriller’. He serves as a scientific consultant for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Benford’s novels aptly describe the conflicts of inner humanity and outer scientific space. His books are perfect for exercising a mind. Mostly science geeks and nerds are the ones who would go for them. What do we think the inspirations of the movies like Star Wars are based on? The only limitation to Benford’s writing is that he writes for the grown up geeks. His settings are complex and imagination vast. With a pool of varied characters, he performs experiments with the scientific theories. Gregory has acclaimed a distinct position amongst the scientists and SF writer with so much of hard work and awards in both scientific and literary fields. Benford is a phenomenal writer with exceptional hard SF writing skills that leaves his readers, spellbound and amused.

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