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.
Actually, Find the Changeling is a reissue as a print on demand novel, from 1979.
The Wonderful Future That Never Was will appear in October.
This may matter little, but where the heck is Con-Dor? It would be nice to tell people these things just in case they don’t have the entire con year memorized. My first guess would be La Paz, as Peru is known for its Andean condors…
It’s in San Diego, California.
So the page said when I followed the link. As if I didn’t have enough work to do, making a pot of coffee every day when I get up.