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Timescape
     

Timescape

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by Gregory Benford
 

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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

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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.

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Washington Post Book World reviewer George R. R. Martin comments that Benford "makes research fully as intense and gripping as the events of any thriller, without compromising a whit, and manages the extremely difficult feat of conveying not only the meaning of his speculations in physics and cosmology, but the excitement as well....[Timescape] is not only splendid science fiction, it is a thoroughly splendid novel."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553297096
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
316,422
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.28(d)

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Michael Bishop
An exceptional and stunning achievement.
Anthony Burgess
A brilliant performance...I believed totally while I was reading.

Meet the Author

Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941) is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. As a science fiction author, Benford is perhaps best known for the Galactic Center Saga novels, beginning with In the Ocean of Night. He is also the author of the Nebula Award-winning classic book Timescape — a combination of hard science, bold speculation, and human drama.

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Timescape 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I should have read this book back in in the 1970s and 80s, when tachyons were the word of the day. I remember a comic i used to read about a doctor called Tachyon. Is a nice story and a possible one, even if they use some other particle, maybe quarks. :O) Also it feels like an action book, kind of like Action SF, good for the screen, i guess.
Anonymous 10 months ago
This book was the first and last I will read by this author. To sum up in one word it was boring. 2/3Rds of the book was about office politics, how one scientist tyres to out maneuver another and another tyres to back stab a fellow colleague. Who wants to read this manure? Oh, yes there is Some history in there if you can stand to get through the BS. BTW, WEAR YOUR BOOTS!
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martymcflyMD More than 1 year ago
I've been reading SF for many, many years.....this book by Benford is excellent....I have re-read and re-read....and I usually Never re-read.....it's not a fast read...but very, very cleverly done.......
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Michael_the_Writer More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this book when I was a kid and I couldn't wait to download it onto my nook. This was the first book I actually paid for, since I typically download free content, and I have over 350 epubs I sideloaded onto the device. I am writing this review to complain though. I have noticed more typos than I've seen in any of the free books I downloaded from Feedbooks. Really, shame on the Random House Publishing Group for charging $5.57 for an ebook that they didn't even check for typing errors in their release of a book that has been around for 30 years! One other thing that irritates me about the electronic version of this excellent book is: my nook doesn't know who wrote it! It says "Unknown Author"! Are you kidding me? Gregory Benford wrote it. Now, to be fair, when I was downloading it, it was listed under Random House, so I wasn't convinced it would indicate the author properly anyway, but it doesn't even show up that way on my nook! Okay, I had to vent a little because I want someone to know and possibly correct the text. I don't think publishers should treat ebook buyers as lesser consumers. I had this book, long ago. I had bought it brand new. I didn't think twice about buying it again. I love the book! I enjoy the science, even if some of the technical details have become dated. That doesn't matter to me. Science continues to advance and that's a good thing. The story is what really interests me and that's why, despite my complaints about the ebook formatting and nook idiosyncrasies, I still gave Timescape a high rating, just not a perfect one!
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