Working from a thrilling premise and with original, speculative science, Benford, a premier practitioner of hard SF, is in top form.
The award-winning author of Timescape and Eater returns with a gripping new novel set in the same dynamic future as his wildly popular The Martian Race.
Narrators Gabrielle de Cuir, Richard Gilliland, Susan Hanfield, and Stefan Rudnicki join forces for Gregory Benford’s next space adventure: THE SUNBORN.
Their historic mission to Mars made Julia and Victor the most famous astronauts of all time. Now, decades later, they rendezvous on Pluto with a starship led by Captain Shanna Axelrod. Here, on the frozen ammonia shore of Pluto’s methane sea, Shanna has discovered intelligent creatures thriving in -300° degree temperatures. The two crews must overcome their intense rivalry to work together, for the most remote reaches of the solar system are filled with unimaginable wonders … and countless forces that will crush all human life. –downpour.com
Oh we’re big fans of Gregory Benford. (Couldn’t you tell?!) We have been lucky enough to put many titles from this marvelous science fiction author on audio (including his anthology FAR FUTURES and THE MARTIAN RACE). Benford, a professor of Physics at University of California, Irvine, is a prolific author of over twenty short story collections, novelettes, and novels (including 2 Nebula winners), a TV host and scriptwriter, and an ardent anthologist. And we have an out-of-this-world love for his work – one that carried us all the way to Pluto…and Mars.