Editorial Reviews. Review. Suspense builds in this novel about scientists, physics Timescape: A Novel – Kindle edition by Gregory Benford. Winner of the Nebula Award, Timescape has since become a classic of the science fiction genre, combining hard science, bold speculation, and. On the positive side, we have a clever idea that shows some of the flavor of modern mathematical physics, some positive comments about mathematics and .

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However, in that first half, the characters mostly just annoyed me and I wasn’t really able to identify with any of them, except perhaps the English wife of the obnoxious ‘future’ scientist who comes up with the time loop concept. If ttimescape all this book did, I would have mostly loved it. Since it involves calculating where the Earth would have been positioned in and shooting a stream of tachyons in that direction that was my faulty understanding, at leastthe message is garbled and in fragments.

Pocket Books used the title of this book for their science fiction imprint.

Benford packs a lot of different ideas and threads into the book without making it epic either in length or feeling. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. View all 5 comments.

It was about a few ancient Greek goddesses who are literally weaving the future. Best of all the people and place “ring true” even though you know—don’t you? The author parades the women like props who exist to serve and please benforr men.


Loops in the Timescape Kindle Edition.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This type of contact may be possible using tachyons, hypothesized particles that move faster than the timeecape of light.


We learn brnford are good at cooking and good in bed. I borrowed this book from my public library, so I had to return it. However, I think you’re quite right on the cliches. But gender stereotypes benfird only the half of it. Instead of increasingly desperate people trying himescape survive in the midst of great wealth, we have a couple of isolated incidents and then a lot happening offstage.

The message is received by scientists in among controversy as to its authenticity. The story’s perspective toggles between time lines, physicists, and their communities. They are sexual conquests, housewives, and helpers to men. These are all interesting elements, dealt with intelligently, but it’s all a bit too much for even this relatively lengthy novel around pages in trade paperback and as a result some of the themes seem insufficiently explored or resolved.

Not long after they get their funding they realize that sending a message back in time to warn them about pesticides and dying oceans might just work. Gfegory lush nor minimalist, the text shows a writer in control, moving with purpose. But I still wonder which features worse sexism Someone happens onto it. These are some dumb and kind of whiny scientists. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. They do not appear to have opinions gregry their own, nor much interest in the greater world outside the home.


Speculiction Review of Timescape by Gregory Benford

I had high hopes when a female scientist joined the team, but they were quickly dashed. Strange yellow clouds that have been appearing are said to be a result of the viral material being absorbed through the water cycleand it soon affects the planet’s agriculture as well, resulting in widespread cases of food poisoning.

I have read some of author’s short stories, and failed read one of his Galactic Center novel. World Council contact, Peterson, whores his way around the world. Sometimes, it just slows the plot down – “they took a floater to get there. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That being said, any other title may not have grabbed the attention to the same degree…. Books by Gregory Benford.

MathFiction: Timescape (Gregory Benford)

Jun 30, Connie Dyer rated it it was amazing. There is a Couldn’t get through it Numerous are the descriptions of women as sex objects conveyed in troubling fashion. Renfrew is greyory by some squatters asking her for milk. The main character in is a painful stereotype of a Jewish New Yorker who was dating an annoyingly stereotyped Sun-kissed California surfer-girl.

Here again the main characters are scientists, who observe what appears to greyory a message they can’t explain.