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Inhaltsangabe: The year is 1998, the world is a growing nightmare of desperation, of uncontrollable pollution and increasing social unrest. In Cambridge, two scientists experiment with tachyons - subatomic particles that travel faster than the speed of light and, therefore, according to the Theory of Relativity, may move backwards in time. Their plan is to signal a warning to the previous generation. In 1962, a young Californian scientist, Gordon Bernstein, finds his experiments are being spoiled by unknown interference. As he begins to suspect something near the truth it becomes a race against time - the world is collapsing and will only be saved if Gordon can decipher the message in time. Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1980 Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1981 Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1980
Rezension: Suspense builds in this novel about scientists, physics, time travel, and saving the Earth. It's 1998, and a physicist in Cambridge, England, attempts to send a message backward in time. Earth is falling apart, and a government faction supports the project in hopes of diverting or avoiding the environmental disasters beginning to tear at the edges of civilization. It's 1962, and a physicist in California struggles with his new life on the West Coast, office politics, and the irregularities of data that plague his experiments. The story's perspective toggles between time lines, physicists, and their communities. Timescape presents the subculture and world of scientists in microcosm: the lab, the loves, the grappling for grants, the pressures from university and government, the rewards and trials of relationships with spouses, the pressures of the scientific race, and the thrill of discovery.
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.
Buchbeschreibung Simon and Schuster, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Second Printing. Hardcover; remainder mark on bottom edge, otherwise a fine and unread book in a fine and unclipped dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 010456
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0671253271I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0671253271I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster: NY, 1980. Hardcover. First edition (& 1st printing).. SF novel. Winner of the 1980 Nebula Award for best novel. Black mark along bottom page edges, else a fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket, with a little bottom spine edge wear and light dust-soiling to rear (white) panel. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20609
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+. 1st ed; Second Printing. Dark gray boards, very slight edge rubbing, but a remainder mark on bottom page edges. In DJ with very slight edge rubbing. Now protected in a mylar jacket. 2nd trade edition printing, not a book club. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 412 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18993
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Stained Wear and Tear Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001530852
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, 1980. Buchzustand: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9606927
Buchbeschreibung Simon and Schuster, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. First Printing (complete number line). Hardcover; remainder mark on bottom edge, otherwise a fine and unread book in a fine and unclipped dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001534
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster:, New York, 1981. First edition, Hardcover, Near Fine in Very Good/Near Fine dust jacket, Head lightly dusted and with very light toning to EPs and pastedowns. Jacket browned at extremities and verso. Most presentable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4324
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, U.S.A., 1980. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Book. 1st ed/2nd printing, SIGNED on title page by author. Book is square,solid, and sharp as a tack with a splendid DJ in protective mylar Brodartcover -- they don't get any sharper than this! You'll feel like you'veeaten too much Narnian Turkish Delight and wandered away with LordDunsany, over the hills and far away, beyond the fields we know, onceyou've received this book! NOTE: Small remainder mark to page bottoms. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 023741