Gregory Benford

(b. 1941)

An American pro writer, fan, and astrophysicist who is probably best known professionally for the Galactic Center Saga novels, beginning with In the Ocean of Night. His first pro sale was to F&SF in 1965. He was GoH at the 1999 Worldcon, Aussiecon Three.

He was born in Norman, OK, and was a member of the Dallas Futurian Society and an Atlanta [club. He helped to organize Southwestercon VI in 1958.

He has an identical twin brother, Jim Benford, with whom he has collaborated on sf stories and fanzines (Void). His fanzines include Doorway. He remains a regular contributor to fanzines, including Apparatchik, Trap Door, Innuendo, DNQ, Izzard, and Mainstream. He was a member of The Cult, and OMPA. He was president of the ISFCC.

He has been nominated four times for the Hugo:
1970 Best Short Story Hugo
1976 Best Short Story Hugo
1978 Best Novella Hugo
1997 Best Novella Hugo

Other Awards, Honors, and GoHships:

For more on how writing see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/benford_gregory