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Science  14 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5537, pp. 1984-1985
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5537.1984

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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA-- In his day job, physics professor Gregory Benford studies pulsars, the cores of active galaxies, and the possible use of microwave beams to propel sails of ultralight carbon fibers in space. Most people, though, know Benford's name from the big block letters on the covers of novels that have won him renown as the working physicist's science-fiction writer.