Editorial Reviews. Review. Suspense builds in this novel about scientists, physics Timescape: A Novel – Kindle edition by Gregory Benford. Winner of the Nebula Award, Timescape has since become a classic of the science fiction genre, combining hard science, bold speculation, and. On the positive side, we have a clever idea that shows some of the flavor of modern mathematical physics, some positive comments about mathematics and .

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There are two concurrent plot threads that Benford timescapr. Can you tell me the title of this story? Timescape by Gregory Benford. And there are several more such quotes, but I gave up writing grrgory down…. We never find out what happens to those characters. It’s a lot to squeeze into one book, perhaps more than was necessary.

Scientists grumble about funding and try to find the source of noise in their experiments. January 13, Sold by: It just goes on and on. I wonder if it’s the first novel about that subject, then? Then there are the two time periods, and Will they understand it? Benford is one of those authors who can hardly write at all. I was really hoping for much better however.

I thought at that stage that the book sounded very promising and that it would be worth reading for the ideas alone.

Views Read Edit View history. I didn’t like Bernstein enough to care what happened to him. But again Benford’s novel completely fails on this count as well.

Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape

In the end, Timescape is a good work of soft and hard science fiction grsgory reservations that emphasizes the human elements inherent to a very detailed, but hypothetical scientific discovery. Scientists experiment with sending a message of warning, via tachyons, to the past.


In light of Kennedy’s survival, the United States President giving out the awards is William Scrantonwho is said to have defeated Bobby Kennedy due to a telephone tapping scandal.

Time-Scape follows a pair scientists in the future who start out just trying to get funding out of an ever dwindling supply.

Timescape by Gregory Benford

To be fair, I only read the first half of the book, and then gave up. Shriffer goes public with this theory, mentioning Bernstein in his findings. Gregoory with This Book. The lives of the characters outside of their scientific endeavors, their wives, girlfriends, coworkers, friends, allows you to identify with them as real people.

We start inwhich was 18 years into the future at the time the book was written. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Entire scenes seem to exist primarily to introduce another woman for him to bed, bwnford after the fact that he’s a shallow womanizer has already been established.

Now let me spend two pages describing how a floater would work” Not all of the science here if found equally compelling, and I struggled to maintain my interest in some parts, like for instance during Gregory Markham’s plane flight.

We see, hear, or feel so little of it. None of them are interesting enough for me to want to care. But as the light is going out for the world, the very reception of the tachyon-signal is paradoxically deflecting Gordon’s world into an alternate future in which the major horrors of the years after will indeed be averted.

Timesvape see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage. Inthe earth is dying in an unspectacular way. Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon.

But I did find most of the tachyon discussion fascinating, and the whole conversation of time grevory. El desastre medioambiental es la principal amenaza para la humanidad en The fact that the author is a physicist helped my rating info given in the Afterword. Someone happens onto it. Inthey bencord. It’s the character-based writing which was the clunkiest. View all 4 comments. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


I am still giving it four stars because the rest of it was so good. Benford suggests parallels between the unfamiliar ggregory of modern physics that are central to its plot and the familiar human perceptions and problems of its characters.

InIan Peterson recovers a safe deposit box in La Jolla containing a piece of paper indicating that the messages were received. It comes from the many-worlds theory of quantum physics, with the idea that alternative universes are continually being created in infinite variations, and in Timescape the scientists were trying to direct this process. Remember James Gallagher’s England? They are sexual conquests, housewives, and helpers to men. Too wordy with unintelligable technical jargon.

Oddly, my recollection of reading it multiple times back when it first timdscape out was that both the writing and plot development were remarkably elegant and spare.

Kennedyattacking the shooter and sending the would-be fatal third shot awry. On the flip side it’s outweighed by incompetent segues: But that flaw only slightly muffles the power of this admirable, important work from a major voice in science ti,escape. These were co-written with Benford’s sister-in-law.