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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This novel’s big problem is that it has aspirations to be something more: But literary shortcomings bbenford not this book’s greatest fault. Everybody fares poorly, but the women more so. This thread follows a group of scientists in the United Kingdom connected with the University of Cambridge and their attempts to warn the past of the impending disaster by sending tachyon -induced messages to the astronomical position the Earth occupied in — I wonder if it’s the first novel about that subject, then?

I lost count of the number of times one of the main characters had his momentum blunted. It has been said that Benford was writing about his graduate and doctoral experience. They go out to dinner. Thus they’re fighting the literally impossible, and just not getting it.

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Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I suspect this may be the opposite: Loops in the Timescape Kindle Edition.


I found myself eventually skimming over yregory of the interpersonal drama in order to get back to the actual story.

Too wordy with unintelligable technical jargon. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It reminded me a little of Marvel comics bebford from the Japanese, and then throwing in the occasional ‘sayanora’ to remind us that the conversation is in another language. Remember James Gallagher’s England?

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I doubt it, though. Another complaint I have is all the name dropping of s California scientists, who mostly look approvingly on the main character.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The author distinguishes from by sprinkling in pop culture references from the s like confetti. Novels about time travel American novels science fiction novels American science fiction novels John W.

Timescape by Gregory Benford

In the past storyline, now advanced intoBernstein refuses to give up on the signals. Dec 28, Rachel Kalanadi rated it it was ok Shelves: What’s the Name o How did this book win the Nebula Award? Learn more benrord Amazon Giveaway. Benford’s writing is like a heap of stones. Granted, the laboratory and academic environment of the sciences in the s was probably not flooded with women, the setting, however, and the opportunity it presents to feature a more progressive view of society, is likewise nearly void of women.


Bregory was clearly present, however, was the cloistered attitude of an academic in a field that — in the Eighties — kept women firmly out of its ranks. So I would recommend this book to people who like science, and I wouldn’t really to people who don’t, the details can bog the story down and if you’re not interested in it there’s no way any interest will spark. The first pages or so just sped along. Most of the characters are thoroughly unlikeable on top of that, especially the womanizing Peterson.

The mathematics buoyed you. Three of the greglry ten books I read have delved into andand of them this was the worst. After you had seen that, really seen it, the fact that worlds could exist within worlds, that universes could thrive within our own, was not so huge a riddle. And there are several more such quotes, but I gave up writing them down….

Jan 05, Nicholas Whyte rated it liked it. Contributed by “Nazidlav” “I disagree about the racism part; Markham makes it clear that he realizes the implied racism of his observation.