Galactic Center Saga
The Galactic Center Saga is a series of books by author Gregory Benford detailing a galactic war between mechanical and biological life.
- In the Ocean of Night (1977) — 1977 Nebula Award nominee, 1978 Locus Award nominee
- Across the Sea of Suns (1984)
- Great Sky River (1987) — 1988 Nebula Nominee
- Tides of Light (1989) — 1990 Locus Award nominee
- Furious Gulf (1994)
- Sailing Bright Eternity (1996)
- "A Hunger for the Infinite" a novella published in the anthology Far Horizons
Paul Witcover in Sci Fi Weekly wrote that the series is "one of the most ambitious and enthralling sagas in all of science fiction: The epic tale of a star-spanning civilization of intelligent machines methodically working to exterminate a species of pestiferous vermin that calls itself humanity."
In 2001, film director Jan De Bont announced that a television series based on the six-book saga was "in the works" at Viacom Productions. However, As of March 2018[update], no such series has been produced.
- McLellan, Dennis (28 August 1994). "The Science of Fiction; UCI Astrophysicist Gregory Benford Puts Reality Into His Novels". Los Angeles Times. p. E1.
Benford's latest book, Furious Gulf, (Bantam Spectra) is about an expedition exploring the black hole at the center of the galaxy. It's the fifth in his "Galactic Center" series, which began in 1976 with In the Ocean of the Night.
- "1977 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
- "1978 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
- Cramer, John G. (27 December 1987). "If Homer Were to Write Science Fiction: Great Sky River by Gregory Benford". Los Angeles Times. p. B11.
The novel is set several thousand years in the future of Benford's previous novels, In the Ocean of Night and Across the Sea of Suns, two books of a projected trilogy.
- "1988 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
- White, Ted (26 February 1989). "Of Machines And Men". The Washington Post. p. BW09.
Gregory Benford's Tides of Light is a sequel to his Great Sky River, and part of a loosely-linked series that includes In the Ocean of Night and Across the Sea of Suns.
- "1990 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
- "Sailing Bright Eternity (Galactic Center, book 6) by Gregory Benford". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
The finale to the Galactic Centre sequence, in which three generations of men who hold the key to human survival become the target of 'the Mechs'.
- Witcover, Paul (20 March 2000). "Mean, stupid, ugly, and the terror of all other species". Sci Fi Weekly.
He is perhaps best known for his Galactic Center novels, which together constitute one of the most ambitious and enthralling sagas in all of science fiction: The epic tale of a star-spanning civilization of intelligent machines methodically working to exterminate a species of pestiferous vermin that calls itself humanity.
- Schneider, Michael (20 August 2001). "De Bont plans FX sci-fi mini". Variety.
Besides Eater, Blue Tulip also has a series project in the works at Viacom Prods. based on Benford's six-book The Galactic Center Series anthology. Galactic Center is described as a future-set Odyssey.
- "Galactic Center Saga". Worlds Without End.
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