Title: Against Infinity
Publisher: Timescape Books
Publication Date: 1983
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
219 pp. spine is slighly sunfaded else a nearly fine copy. Signed by Benford on the tp the uncorrected proof in light green wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 108733
Synopsis: A gripping, masterfully written adventure set against the violent beauty of a planet in the throes of cataclysmic transformation, Against Infinity is Gregory Benford?s timeless portrait of a young man?s coming of age. -- On the icelands of Ganymede, a man and a boy hunt for the Aleph?an alien artifact that ruled Ganymede for countless millenia, Infinitely dangerous, the Aleph haunts men?s dreams and destroys all efforts to terraform Ganymede into a habitable planet. Now an ancient struggle is joined, as a boy seeks manhood, a man seeks enlightenment, and a society seeks to survive. Reviews of Against Infinity ?Likely to be considered one of the best SF novels of the year?a powerfully evocative book.??Algis Budrys ?Benford is a rarity: a scientist who writes with verve and insight not only about black holes and cosmic strings, but about human desires and fears.??The New York Times Book Review ?Typical Benford virtues?a gritty, three-dimensional future, a believable hero, a real flair for the alien.??Publishers Weekly ?A confident grasp of the workings and consequences of bio technics, a gift for action scenes and an ability to conceive of a creature as awesome and wondrous as his Aleph. A worthy successor to Timescape.??Booklist
About the Author:
Gregory Benford is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and was Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. and in 1995 received the Lord Prize for contributions to sciences. His research encompasses both theory and experiments in the fields of astrophysics and plasma physics. His fiction has won many awards, including the Nebula Award for his novel Timescape. Dr. Benford makes his home in Laguna Beach, California.
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