STARSHIP CENTURY ANTHOLOGY
Toward the Grandest Horizon
Edited by Gregory Benford and James Benford, published in August, 2013.
Come, my friends.
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world. — Lord Alfred Tennyson
Starship Century seeks a new place in the universe for all humankind. In this ground-breaking anthology James Benford and Gregory Benford combine their talents and celebrated intellects to bring together top scientific leaders and top science fiction writers—all focused on getting us (humans) to the next chapter in space travel, interstellar flight.
The Starship Century Anthology includes articles exploring and explaining space travel, written by leading scientists. It tells of the known and the unknown, and it features dreams and visions in science fiction by some of the top writers of our era. The Benfords push against known boundaries and take readers along with them in this intriguing compilation of science and possibility.
May 21-22, 2013 – Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination @ UC San Diego
Starship Century is a symposium coordinated by the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination in collaboration withGregory and James Benford, presenting ideas from their anthology of science and science fiction of a 100-year project to create a starship.
Scientists address the challenges and opportunities for our long‐term future in space, with possibilities envisioned by: Stephen Hawking, Freeman Dyson, Sir Martin Rees, Paul Davies and Robert Zubrin, Science fiction authors such as Neal Stephenson, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Allen Steele, Joe Haldeman and Gregory Benford discuss the implications that these trajectories of exploration might have upon our development as individuals and as a civilization.