Benford Study Published

Gregory Benford, a volume in the Modern Masters of Science Fiction series by George Slusser, Eaton Collection curator emeritus, is now available from the University of Illinois Press.

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.

Slusser traces Benford’s ideas on science and writing sf, his literary production — over 20 novels, 100 short stories, and 50 essays – and his place in contemporary science fiction.