The Avram Davidson Universe - Season 1, Episode 7: Gregory Benford & "Now Let Us Sleep"
The Avram Davidson Universe
In this episode we sit down with Gregory Benford. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_BenfordWe discuss Avram as a visiting professor and much more. We were having so much fun that we never actually discussed the narration of "Now Let Us Sleep" however Greg wrote the introduction for the story in The Treasury. Originally published in Venture Science Fiction Magazine, September 1957 . For more information see www.avramdavidson.com
Adaptación del maestro Gregory Benford, que combina elementos de ciencia ficción que combina con realidades paralelas, videouegos, conspiraciones políticas y un inesperado final en homenaje al gran Julio Cortázar. Doctorado en física por la universidad de California y profesor de astrofísica en el Departamento de Física y Astronomía de la Universidad de California, desde 1988, Gregory Benford pertenece al Consejo científico de consultores de la NASA. Incluso con este llamativo currículo científico, Benford ha logrado destacar también como uno de los grandes escritores de ciencia-ficción contemporánea. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
Gregory Benford – Science Fiction/Fact and Starshot
KGNU - How On Earth
What are the qualities that make a good scientist? What are the qualities that make a good science fiction writer? Those skills do not necessarily overlap, but when they do, they not only can produce wonderful works of speculative fiction based on hard science, but they also can generate exciting new ideas for science research. Our guest on today’s show inhabits both worlds; he is a professional scientist and a well-known science fiction writer. Dr. Gregory Benford is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvin, where he has been a faculty member since 1971. Benford conducts research in plasma turbulence theory and experiment, and in astrophysics. He has published papers in fields of physics including condensed matter, particle physics, plasmas, mathematical physics, and even in biological conservation and geoengineering. Dr. Benford also is a Nebula Award winning author of over twenty novels, including “Timescape”, “Jupiter Project”, “Artifact”, and “Against Infinity”, and the 6-book “Galactic Center Saga” series. He also is an advisor on the Breakthrough Starshot project that has the goal to fly a spaceship to the nearest star. Hosts: Joel Parker, Alejandro Soto Producer and Engineer: Joel Parker Executive Producer: Susan Moran Listen to the show: