by Gregory Benford
Eos (HarperCollins) Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0380974363
Date: 02 May, 2000 List Price $24.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
If you are one of those readers (like me) who enjoys the "fiction" part of the genre but has nothing more than a layman's knowledge of the "science" bit, novels like Gregory Benford's Eater can be quite daunting. I gave up any hope of fathoming the mysteries of physics and chemistry whilst still in high school and so I tend to feel rather inadequate when it comes to works that are rooted in these subjects. Benford on the other hand is a practicing professor of physics - a subject he teaches at the University of California, Irvine. He also teaches literature and as if his expertise in these two particular areas were not enough, he is an award winning novelist to boot.
(Source: Eos (HarperCollins))