James Benford is president of Microwave Sciences, which deals with high power microwave systems from conceptual designs to hardware. Over the past forty-five years of scientific research he has written 145 scientific papers and six books on physics topics, including the textbook, High Power Microwaves, now in its second edition. His current scientific interest is electromagnetic power beaming for space propulsion. In earlier decades, he was active in science fiction fandom, and wrote science fiction in the 1970s.
James Benford and Gregory Benford served as editors and producers of Starship Century. James Benford’s additional contribution to Starship Century: “Sailships”