Timescape

Timescape

by Gregory Benford
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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 More than 1 year 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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