Lucky Bat Books Announces a New Short Story Collection by Gregory Benford

Anomalies, a collection of short fiction by Gregory Benford, Nebula Award Winning author of more than 20 Science Fiction novels, released by publisher Lucky Bat Books.
May 10, 2012 - PRLog -- The stories of Anomalies —in true Benford fashion — challenge concepts of time, space and science. Including several stories chosen for "best of" anthologies, Anomalies presents Gregory Benford's short science fiction, in stories ranging from comic to apocalyptic.

And all the while, Benford's characters capture the reader. There's Claire, the hard-boiled, randy spacecraft hack – "Do I look like a people person?" – and her heroic efforts, all in the name of a fast buck in The Worm In the Well and its sequel, The Worm Turns.

Anomalies also includes other popular short fiction by Benford: The Man Who Wasn't There, Lazarus Rising, Applied Mathematical Theology and Doing Lennon —17 stories in all, with the title story, Anomalies,  topping the list.

Benford excels at taking the known into unknown realms.

One of the inner circle of smart science fiction writers, Benford, a physics professor at the University of California and author of more than two  hundred academic papers on the subject, applies his in-depth knowledge of physics to all of his science fiction stories, pushing the edges of science and imagination.

Taking Science into Inspired Realms

An award-winning SF author, Benford has scooped up Science Fiction's top awards, twice winning the Nebula Award. He has also won the John W. Campbell Award, the Australian Ditmar Award, and the 1990 United Nations Medal in Literature.

Benford explores the world through his creative, informed lens. In Anomalies, he asks a physics-shattering question: what happens if there is a computational error in reality? If, in fact, the moon shifts its position? It's the sort of question that both tickles and challenges.

The collection of short fiction, sold on Gregory Benford's website,, as well as in your favorite bookstores and online retailers, includes new Afterwords and insights by Benford into his writing methods, sometime quite idiosyncratic —and into the stories behind the stories in Anomalies.

Published by Lucky Bat Books,, Anomalies is available in trade paperback and ebook editions, including Kindle, Nook, iBook, Kobo and Sony - formatted versions. Find all versions on Gregory Benford's website,, and in online bookstores everywhere.

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