Benford, Gregory Albert
1941 - Born on the 30th of January in Mobile, Alabama.
1963 - He received a Bachelor of Science in physics from University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.
1965 - Master of Science from the University of California, San Diego.
- Gregory Benford's first professional sale was the story "Stand-In" in Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
1967 - Doctorate in University of California, San Diego, and the same year he married Joan Abbe.
1969 - He began writing a regular science column for Amazing Stories.
1980 - Wrote novel Timescape which won both the Nebula Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
1984 - Wrote "Across the Sea of Suns".
1986 - Co-wrote novel "Heart of the Comet".
1990 - Wrote Foundation's Fear, one of an authorized sequel trilogy to Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
1993 - "Chiller".
1998 - Published the novels near-future science thrillers.
1999 - The Martian Race.
2000 - The Eater.
2004 - Proposed that the harmful effects of global warming could be reduced by the construction of a rotating Fresnel lens.
- Benford was a guest of honour at Aussiecon Three, the Worldcon.
- Benford claims to have created and written about the first computer virus.
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