Con-Dor has selected Gregory Benford as its 2011 GoH:
GREGORY BENFORD is our 2011 Con-Dor Guest of Honor, representing the perfect blend of Science and Science Fiction, and fits Condor’s programming theme perfectly.
A professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, a long-time adviser to NASA, and a novelist. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow was Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University and in 1995 received the Lord Prize for contributions to sciences. His research encompasses both theory and experiments in the fields of astrophysics and plasma physics.
He won Japan’s Seiun Award for Dramatic Presentation with his 7-hour series, A Galactic Odyssey. In 2007 he won the Asimov Award for science writing. In 2006 he co-founded Genescient, a biotech company devoted to extending human longevity.
His fiction has won many awards, including the Nebula Award for his novel Timescape. His books include Blood Music, Cosm, Worlds Vast and Various, Eater, Against Infinity, Artifact, Deep Time, and The Martian Race.
His latest books are the just published SF novel, Find the Changeling, and The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past, to be published in fall 2010.