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Timescape merits the tag "hard science fiction"; it tells the story of scientists, and readers can't help but learn something about tachyons and physics while reading it. Yet much of the story is about humanity: the men John Renfrew and Gordon Bernstein and their relationships--between husband and wife, lover and lover, English working class and upper class, professor and student, and academician and colleagues.
Winner of the Nebula Award in 1980 and the John W. Clark Award in 1981, Timescape offers readers a great yarn, in terms of both humanity and science.
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 begins to uncover the incredible truth... a truth that will change his life and alter history... the truth behind time itself.
Erm ... I've been lambasted before for deigning to take the time to pen a review regarding a novel I couldn't finish, but -- apologies, folks -- I just can't help myself. Read morePublished 12 days ago by E. Lee Zimmerman
This book scared the hell out of me with its apocalyptic "world of the future" at the time I read it in the mid-1980s when it was first published. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lee S
Did not enjoy this book at all. Maybe it is dated given its future is now our past and the disaster it predicted did not happen.Published 3 months ago by StephenM
This was a confusing book, the multiple switches from past to future events difficult to keep track of. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Wels Musgrave
One of my favorite hard science fiction books. This was the 2nd time I read it (first Kindle edition) after having read it some 10 years ago in paperback. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jax Music Supply
If you really like the science bit of Sci-Fi, then this is a good book. If you are looking for a interesting plot, the premise is the only interesting thing about it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by EirisMania
Loved the believable science. Easy to keep track of the 2 story lines. Two areas felt like stuffing. The rest kept me glued.Published 7 months ago by Carol Reeves
Not your typical sci-fi or time travel book. But the themes are haunting and some of the characters have stuck with me for years. I first read this paperback years ago... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bill Perkins