Great Sky River

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Grand Central Publishing, Oct 31, 2009 - Fiction - 464 pages
The third novel in the award-winning author's classic Galactic Center series is available once again. "A challenging, pacesetting work of hard science fiction that should not be missed." -- Los Angeles Times
 

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User Review  - ChrisRiesbeck - LibraryThing

A bit of a stretch for Benford -- gritty, nasty, and planet bound, and hence more modern than most of his work and much of what was published in the 1980s. On a colony planet in the far future ... Read full review

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User Review  - DKGullen - LibraryThing

Benford is one of the SF greats and Great Sky River one of his great books. As an act of imagination it's a triumph, as a piece of storytelling and writing it is by turns soaring, lyrical, and poetic ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
39
Section 4
123
Section 5
137
Section 6
153
Section 7
185
Section 8
197
Section 15
321
Section 16
346
Section 17
365
Section 18
386
Section 19
394
Section 20
403
Section 21
421
Section 22
435

Section 9
220
Section 10
231
Section 11
243
Section 12
280
Section 13
296
Section 14
309
Section 23
437
Section 24
Section 25
Section 26
Section 27
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About the author (2009)

Gregory Benford, was born on January 30, 1941 in Mobile, Alabama. He is a physicist and science fiction writer who earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, in 1967. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a consultant for NASA. Benford's first novel "Deeper than the Darkness" (1970), which was revised as "The Stars in Shroud" (1978), gave him notice as a serious Science Fiction writer. His most popular work is "Timescape" (1980), which was the winner of the Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards; it presented a hard physics approach to limited time travel. "In the Ocean of Night" (1977), "Across the Sea of Suns" (1984), "Great Sky River" (1987), "Tides of Light" (1989) and "Furious Gulf" (1994) were all a part of the Galactic Cluster Series. He has also written the juvenile novel "Jupiter Project" (1975), "Against Infinity" (1983) and the thriller "Artifact" (1985). He has been nominated for 12 Nebula Awards (winning for "Timescape" and for the novelette, "If the Stars are Gods"). Benford, writing alternately with Bruce Sterling, produces science fact articles for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. They took over after the death of regular columnist Isaac Asimov. He has also co-edited theme anthologies with Martin H. Greenburg, which include "Hitler Victorious" (1986), "Nuclear War" (1988), "What Might Have Been, Volume 1: Alternate Empires" (1988), "Volume 2: Alternate Heroes" (1989) and "Volume 3: Alternate Wars.