Timescape Author:Gregory Benford 1998. Earth is falling apart, on the brink of ecological disaster. But in England a tachyon scientist is attempting to contact the past, to somehow warn them of the misery and death their actions and experiments have visited upon a ravaged planet. — 1962. JFK is still president, rock 'n' roll is king, and the Vietnam War hardly merits fro... more »nt-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.
Benford again invites us into a fantastic world that is actually our own as quantum effects are put to the test by simple men trying to deal with their own rocky academic careers and to save the world. Whoever said academia was boring!
I'm finding it rather hard to get through this book, it's very slow moving, and...well, boring. It seems like it was a great short story that someone told the author to turn into a novel. Great premise, great background idea...but it seems to get lost in a lot of drivel that doesn't advance the story line. Sorry, but this isn't one I'd recommend.