Chapter 10
Illustration for Gregory Benford's "The Man Who Sold the Stars," by Haylee Bolinger

The Man Who Sold the Stars

An ambitious, iconoclastic entepreneur perfects technologies for robotic mining of asteroids, comets, and other celestial bodies, and uses his immense profits to fund research to find nearby Earth-like planets. Will he achieve his ultimate goal of voyaging to another star?

Gregory Benford is a science fiction author, educator, and astrophysicist. In addition to authoring more than twenty novels, Gregory is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, where he has been a faculty member since 1971. He has served as a scientific consultant for Star Trek: The Next Generation, is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and is a contributing editor for Reason magazine.

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