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Gregory Benford

Datum narození: 30. leden 1941

Gregory Benford is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He is also a contributing editor of Reason magazine.

As a science fiction author, Benford is perhaps best known for the Galactic Center Saga novels, beginning with In the Ocean of Night . This series postulates a galaxy in which sentient organic life is in constant warfare with sentient electromechanical life.

In 1969 he wrote "The Scarred Man", the first story about a computer virus, published in 1970.

Citáty Gregory Benford

„Deep ignorance, but still a kind that knew its limits. The limits were crucial.“

—  Gregory Benford, kniha Timescape

Zdroj: Timescape (1980), Chapter 31 (p. 360)
Kontext: You had to form for yourself a lucid language for the world, to overcome the battering of experience, to replace everyday life’s pain and harshness and wretched dreariness with — no not with certainty but with an ignorance you could live with. Deep ignorance, but still a kind that knew its limits. The limits were crucial.

„Passion was inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.“

—  Gregory Benford, kniha Timescape

Zdroj: Timescape (1980), Chapter 14 (p. 182, known as Benford's law of controversy)
Kontext: It was an example of what he thought of as the Law of Controversy: Passion was inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.

„Organic forms are in the universe of things and also reside in the universe of essences. There we cannot go.“

—  Gregory Benford, kniha In the Ocean of Night

The Snark, p. 195
In the Ocean of Night (1977)
Kontext: Organic forms are in the universe of things and also reside in the universe of essences. There we cannot go. … You are a spontaneous product of the universe of things. We are not. This seems to give you … windows. It was difficult for me to monitor your domestic transmissions, they fill up with branches, spontaneous paths, nuances…

„Somehow to them, the press was always the judge of things scientific.“

—  Gregory Benford, kniha Timescape

Zdroj: Timescape (1980), Chapter 17 (p. 236, concerning cranks)

„Marches don’t stop markets.“

—  Gregory Benford

Zdroj: Short fiction, The Man Who Sold The Stars (2013), p. 319

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„The role of boredom in human history is underrated.“

—  Gregory Benford

Doing Lennon, p. 266 (Originally published in Analog, April 1975)
In Alien Flesh (1986)

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