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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.
If you're into this kind of stuff, you'll enjoy Timescape. It was somewhat confusing because of its many jumps between 1988 and 1962, and the characters weren't completely... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gerald B. Keane
With overblown, silly character 'development', multiple timelines always jumping back and forth so much one ceases to care 'when' it is or 'what' (if anything) is happening. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Los Angeles Reader
Timescape (Bantam Spectra Book) by Gregory Benford is an ambitious sci-fi novel that takes on the universe and makes an interesting journey of the attempt. Read morePublished 7 months ago by William C. Mead
You will enjoy. It is a fun read that requires you to think about relationships: among people and the elements of the cosmos.Published 7 months ago by John M. Cornwell, Ph.D.
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 7 months 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 9 months ago by Lee S