Starship Century – anthology book and symposium on interstellar flight

Starship Century –  Toward the Grandest Horizon  is an anthology project of Gregory Benford , professor of Physics at UV Irvine and a noted science fiction writer, and his brother James Benford, president of Microwave Systems.

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.

This week the Starship Century Symposium 2013 was held at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the UC San Diego. Speakers included scientists and engineers Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, Peter Schwartz, John Cramer and Robert Zubrin and science fiction authors Neal Stephenson, Allen Steele, Joe Haldeman, Gregory Benford, Geoffrey Landis and David Brin.

Here are two reports on the talks and discussions:


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