Timescape by Gregory BenfordTimescape by Gregory Benford


byGregory Benford

Mass Market Paperback | August 1, 1992

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Winner of the 1980 Nebula Award, Timescape has since become a classic of the science fiction genre, combining hard science, bold speculation, and human drama—a challenging and triumphant tale told by a master storyteller. 

1998. Earth is falling apart, on the bring of ecological disaster. But in England a tachyon scientist is attempting to contact the past, to somehow warn them of the misery and death their actions and experiments have visited upon a ravaged planet. 

1962. JFK is still president, rock 'n' roll is king, and the Vietnam War hardly merits front-page news. A young assistant researcher at a California university, Gordon Bernstein, notices strange patterns of interference in a lab experiment. Against all odds, facing ridicule and opposition, Bernstein beings to uncover the incredible truth . . . a truth that will change his life and alter history . . . the truth behind time itself.
Gregory Benford, Physicist and writer Professor Gregory Benford earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 1967. He's a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a consultant for NASA. Benford's first novel was "Deeper than the Darkness" (1970), which was revised as "The Stars in Shroud" (1978), gave him notice as a serious Scien...
Title:TimescapeFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 6.87 × 4.21 × 1.33 inPublished:August 1, 1992Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553297090

ISBN - 13:9780553297096

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I really liked this book. There are many books by this author that go in directions that I expect but still enjoy. This is one of them.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fascinating but ultimately unsatisfying The subject of the review says it all. It was not until I was completely finished with the book, and had reflected on it, that I reached the conclusion "fascinating but unsatisfying." However, I am forced to give the book a 4/5 simply because it did make me reflect on it, something I rarely do with fiction. The characters were diverse, and I liked the fact they had personal lives outside the lab that were at least approaching realistic, and the science was interesting. Definitely a science fiction as opposed to a science fantasy story.
Date published: 2000-06-15

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The author of Tides of Light offers his Nebula Award-winning SF classic--a combination of hard science, bold speculation, and human drama. In the year 1998, a group of scientists works desperatey to communicate with the scientists of 1962, warning of an ecological disaster that will destroy the oceans in the future--if it is not averted in the past