Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon is an anthology by authors from both science and fiction writing backgrounds, illustrating some of the tech and ideology behind the illustrious goal of traveling to another star within the next century. Edited by Gregory Benford, New York Times bestselling science fiction author, and James Benford, leading expert on space propulsion, Starship Century includes science fiction by Neal Stephenson, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, John Cramer, Richard A. Lovett, and Allen Steele, as well as scientific articles by Stephen Hawking, Freeman Dyson, Robert Zubrin, Peter Schwartz, Martin Rees, Ian Crawford, James Benford, Geoffrey Landis, Paul Davies and Adam Crowl.
This groundbreaking anthology of science and science fiction is based on findings and discussions of the 100-Year Starship Symposium held in 2011. In it, top scientists tackle the opportunities for our long-term future in space. Alongside them, science fiction authors explore the dream and the possibilities.
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon is edited by James Benford, leading expert on space propulsion, and Gregory Benford, New York Times Bestselling author of science fiction. Brothers and fellow scientists, in addition to serving as editors, both Benfords are represented in the anthology, alongside other leading scientists and writers, James Benford with “Sailships” and Gregory Benford with “Coda: Atmosphoera Incognita” and “The Man Who Sold the Stars”.