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Gregory Benford is an American author of science fiction novels. He writes the Galactic Center series. In addition to writing science fiction, he is also an astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.

Gregory Benford made his debut as a novelist in 1970 with the novel Deeper Than the Darkness. Below is a list of Gregory Benford’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Galactic Center Books

(by)

In the Ocean of Night (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Across the Sea of Suns (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Great Sky River (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tides of Light (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Furious Gulf (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sailing Bright Eternity (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Hunger for the Infinite (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Galactic Center Companion (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bowl Of Heaven Books

(with Larry Niven)

Publication Order of Jupiter Project Books

Jupiter Project (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Against Infinity (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Martian Race Books

Publication Order of Second Foundation Trilogy Books

Foundation's Fear (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foundation and Chaos (By: Greg Bear) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foundation's Triumph (By: David Brin) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Timescape Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Stars in Shroud (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
If the Stars Are Gods (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shiva Descending (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Find the Changeling (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Time's Rub (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Artifact (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond the Fall of Night (With: Arthur C. Clarke) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cosm (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chiller (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eater (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond Infinity (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Berlin Project (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows of Eternity (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Final Now (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Grace Immaculate (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down The River Road (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Backscatter (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mammoth Dawn (With: Kevin J. Anderson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

In Alien Flesh (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Matter's End (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Worlds Vast and Various (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Immersion & Other Short Novels (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Anomalies (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Ball Games for the Future (With: Gordon Eklund) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Habitats in Space (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deep Time (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Skylife (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond Human (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of What Might Have Been Books

(with Martin H. Greenberg)

Alternate Empires (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alternate Heroes (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alternate Wars (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alternate Americas (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Man-Kzin Wars Books

The Man-Kzin Wars (By: Larry Niven) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars II (By: Larry Niven,S.M. Stirling,Jerry Pournelle) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars III (By: Larry Niven) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars IV (By: S.M. Stirling) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Children's Hour (By: S.M. Stirling,Jerry Pournelle) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars V (By: Jerry Pournelle) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars VI (With: Mark O. Martin) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars VII (With: Larry Niven,Paul Chafe) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Darker Geometry (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of All Possible Wars (By: S.M. Stirling,Robert Sheckley) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars VIII: Choosing Names (By: Larry Niven) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars IX (By: Jim Baen) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House of the Kzinti (By: Jerry Pournelle) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War (By: Larry Niven) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XI (By: Matthew Harrington) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Destiny's Forge (By: Paul Chafe) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XII (By: Larry Niven) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XIII (By: Larry Niven) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XIV (By: Larry Niven) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Treasure Planet (By: Larry Niven,Hal Colebatch,Jessica Q. Fox) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XV (By: Larry Niven) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of John M. Ford Short Story Collections

Under the Wheel (With: John M. Ford,Nancy Springer,Elizabeth Mitchell) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Casting Fortune (By: John M. Ford) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the End of the Twentieth Century (By: John M. Ford) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heat of Fusion and Other Stories (By: John M. Ford) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Best Science Fiction of the Year Books

The Best Science Fiction of the Year 1 (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 2 (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3 (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 4 (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5 (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 6 (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 7 (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 8 (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 9 (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 10 (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11 (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12 (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best Science Fiction of the Year 13 (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best Science Fiction of the Year 14 (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best Science Fiction of the Year 15 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year 16 (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Heroes in Hell Books

Heroes in Hell (With: C.J. Cherryh,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gates of Hell (By: C.J. Cherryh,Janet Morris) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kings in Hell (By: C.J. Cherryh,Janet Morris) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crusaders in Hell (With: C.J. Cherryh,David Drake,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael Amstrong,Bill Kerby) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angels in Hell (By: Janet Morris) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Helliad (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War in Hell (By: Janet Morris) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prophets in Hell (By: C.J. Cherryh,George Alec Effinger,Robert Sheckley,David Drake,Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Brad Miner,Bill Kerby,Richard Groller) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lawyers in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Jason Cordova,Bruce Durham,Sarah Hulcy,Larry Atchley Jr.,John Manning,Richard Groller) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poets in Hell (By: Janet Morris,Nancy Asire,Chris Morris,Michael H. Hanson,Joe Bonadonna,pdmac,Bruce Durham,Larry Atchley Jr.,Richard Groller,Michael A. Armstrong,Tom Barczak,Matthew Kirshenblatt,Beth W. Patterson,Yelle Hughes,Bill Snider,Deborah Koren,Shebat Legion,Bill Barnhill,Jack William Finley) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Nebula Award Stories Ten(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Science Fiction Digest, October-November 1981(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Wonders of the World(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fourth Planet from the Sun(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Great Science Fiction Stories by the World's Greatest Scientists(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hitler Victorious(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Terry's Universe: Science fiction's finest writers join in honoring the memory of Terry Carr(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1987(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mississippi Review 47 / 48(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Full Spectrum 1(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1989(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Amazing Stories, March 1990(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Fantasy Stories of the Year, 1989(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jupiter War(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, October 1991(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
After the King(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murasaki(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alternate Americas(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under African Skies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Futures(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 2(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The New Hugo Winners, Volume IV, 1992-1994(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
More Amazing Stories(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Horizons(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 4(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
We Could Do Worse: A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nebula Awards 34 (2000)(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 16(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe II(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Analog, October 2003(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hard SF Renaissance(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Microcosms(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A.I.s(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Space Cadets(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 11(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Space Opera Renaissance(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 2007 Rhysling Anthology(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
This Is My Funniest 2(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 13(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Skiffy and Mimesis: More Best of Asfr: Australian SF Review(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 16(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Multiverse(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hieroglyph(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Carbide Tipped Pens(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Gregory Benford(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Loosed Upon the World(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Visions of the Future(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bridging Infinity(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume Three(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Across the Universe(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Science Fiction and the Dismal Science(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Five(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Life Beyond Us(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Bowl of Heaven series is written with Larry Niven. If the Stars Are Gods and Find the Changeling are co-authored by Gordon Eklund. Shiva Descending is written with William Rotsler. The Heart of the Comet is written with David Brin. Beyond the Fall of Night is co-authored with Arthur C. Clarke. Chiller is written with Sterling Blake. A Darker Geometry was co-authored by Mark O. Martin. Iceborn was co-authored by Paul A. Carter. Mammoth Dawn is written with Kevin J. Anderson. The Jupiter War is written with Bill Fawcett. Man-Kzin Wars VI was created by Larry Niven.Skylife was written with George Zebrowski. Beyond Human was co-authored by Elisabeth Malartre.

Hitler Victorious, Nuclear War, Alternate Empires, Alternate Americas, The New Hugo Winners, Vol. 4 were edited with Martin H. Greenberg. The Best of Gregory Benford was edited with David G. Hartwell. Deeper Than the Darkness was also published as The Stars in Shroud.

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Gregory Benford Synopsis: The Stars in Shroud (originally published as Deeper Than the Darkness) is a standalone novel by Gregory Benford. The alien Quarn strike suddenly at the heart of Earth’s interstellar Empire. Their weapon is a deadly plague – a soul-twisting assault that strips away the veneer of civilization. The psychological illness sends its victims fleeing back a million years to the safety of the ancestral caves. No one knew how the Quarn spread the plague. No one knew why they wanted to destroy humanity. But Captain Ling Sanjen had thought of a way to stop them…

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