About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really like short stories, but this was not a book of great short stories, more just stories around a theme. I was hoping for better.Still, out of the 11 stories, there were some good ones, which I'll summarize here:Two Dooms by C.M. Kornbluth - about the guy involved in the Manhattan project who discovers the critical information necessary to fast track the bomb, and has second thoughts.Reichs-Peace by Shiela Finch - about how Hitler's widow tries to keep the peaceNever Meet Again by Algis Budrys - in a world where Hitler won, a German engineer wants to change the past because of what the state did to himEnemy Transmissions by Tom Shippey - about the state's dream study programValhalla by Gregory Benford - about how Hitler has to pay in the endSo, half were above average, maybe one more about average. Glad I read it. It did link up well with the other WWII books I have read recently (The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich) and The Book Thief). That reminds me, one of the books mentioned in one of the stories was Shirer's The Rise of the Third Reich!
Mental masturbation at its height! What was I thinking when I bought this thing?