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  • Title: Cosm
  • Author: Gregory Benford
  • ISBN: 9789721048140
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • Numa experi ncia ambiciosa, feita com equipamento cient fico de alta tecnologia, algo corre mal Uma intensa explos o destroi todo o equipamento, deixando atr s de si apenas destro os Para a jovem e brilhante f sica que dirige a experi ncia, parece lhe uma calamidade Mas, em breve, esta calamidade ser encarada como uma das descobertas mais importantes da Hist ria.A explNuma experi ncia ambiciosa, feita com equipamento cient fico de alta tecnologia, algo corre mal Uma intensa explos o destroi todo o equipamento, deixando atr s de si apenas destro os Para a jovem e brilhante f sica que dirige a experi ncia, parece lhe uma calamidade Mas, em breve, esta calamidade ser encarada como uma das descobertas mais importantes da Hist ria.A explos o deixa algo para tr s Uma misteriosa esfera feita de uma mat ria que a ci ncia desconhece Em breve, tornar se claro que esta desvenda um universo completamente diferente Um cosmos rec m nascido, cuja exist ncia ir fazer estremecer os alicerces do conhecimento e a teoria da forma o do universo Ter sido tamb m o nosso universo o resultado de uma experi ncia mal sucedida Uma obra que nos conduz numa extraordin ria viagem ao conhecimento, explorando ideias na fronteira da compreens o humana e colocando quest es profundas sobre a Cria o, o destino da humanidade e o mist rio da condi o de ser Deus.Gregory Benford professor de f sica na Universidade da Calif rnia, em Irvine membro da Woodrow Wilson Fellow e representante convidado dessa sociedade na Universidade de Cambridge e em 1995, recebeu o Pr mio Lord por descobertas no campo da ci ncia A sua pesquisa tem como base a teoria e as experi ncias nos campos da astrof sica como a f sica de plasma A sua fic o valeu lhe muitos pr mios, incluindo o Pr mio Nebula para o seu romance Timescape Com COS

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    1. Durante un experimento en el Laboratorio Nacional de Brookhaven, donde est situado un colisionador de iones pesados, se produce un fallo que da lugar a una extra a y at pica esfera del tama o de una pelota de baloncesto El experimento estaba a cargo de la investigadora Alicia Butterworth, y esta decide guardarse el secreto y llevarse la esfera a California Poco a poco, Alicia y su equipo ir n descubriendo el extra o comportamiento respecto a la f sica de la esfera Cosmo Cosm, 1998 , del estadoun [...]

    2. Cosm is a really cool science fictional idea 5 stars grafted onto a mediocre love story 2 stars and flavored with a dollop each of ethnic and gender diversity E for effort , all set against a realistic backdrop of contemporary academic strife and scientific process 4 stars This tale would have worked much better as a novelette, but strung out to novel length, it seemed to drag a bit I m averaging it out to an overall 3 star rating.

    3. Considering I spent the whole day reading to finish this book, this review is probably far from being objective.I did some research and apparently this book is not among the bests of the author, and partially I can understand why It narrates the discovery of a weird object in an experiment, and how the discoverer tries to find out what on earth is it and how it works It was interesting to see science fiction narrated from another point of view, making it believable The discoverer, a physicist f [...]

    4. This is a fun science fiction novel my favorite type something of a detective story A new object suddenly just shows up in a particle accelerator, and much of the story is taken up in trying to figure out exactly what it is Lots of laboratory and academic politics are stirred in, for good measure While the main character always seems to do the wrong thing, it turns out, retrospectively, to have been exactly the right thing to do As the author is a physicist, the explanations come across as quite [...]

    5. I like a good, hard sci fi yarn, but there are limits Reams of dry, abstruse physics theory though certainly lending an air of authenticity to the concept does not an entertaining read make Reading this novel felt like attending a lecture than it did entertainment.Similarly, the minutiae of day to day life of university research staff and the culture they inhabit is not of sufficient interest to warrant the level of detail gone into by the author who apparently has a personal axe to grind with [...]

    6. I grabbed a whole stack of books which my Dad was going to throw away This was one of them The science was interesting enough to make me curious to know how it ended, but the poor attempts at philosophy, religion, romance and even a lame action sequence that never went anywhere really made this a poor book It was also a bit dated, being published in 1998 Oddly the story is set in 2005 not sure why that would be But some of the experiments done in the story, which I imagine were just theory at th [...]

    7. I really wanted to like this book The idea is great, an unknown sphere showing up in a lab experiment, great However, the rest of the story is pathetic Why this male author thought hecould tell the story from the point of view of a black woman scientist, I have no idea He couldn t.

    8. I really, really wanted to like this book The premise was interesting and new, and a few moments in the book were truly inspired I suppose Benford wanted to tell the story of a sardonic young professor s personal growth over a backdrop of what was probably supposed to be a symbolic mysterious object.The good parts couldn t outweigh the love story that never quite feels relevant, or the endless musings over race and gender that never seem to affect the plot as much as one would think they could T [...]

    9. Left me feeling cheated No aliens that I could see just some hints Then there s the way it all ended far too suddenly Did the author get bored He could have written a hundred pages or so to tie it all up but instead quickly summarised it with two pages of newspaper headlines Cheated.There is kitchen sink drama than science fiction in this book And not very realistic drama at that Lack of detail about the protagonist s mind a young ish woman , sketchy knowledge of the legal process, illogical tr [...]

    10. This book has a provocative theme What if scientists could create a new, baby universe in the lab It starts off with a really grate look into the lives of high energy physicists The long middle of the story is full of human drama, centered around the protagonist She s an exquisite experimentalist, and also a big black woman For some reason, this comes up over and over in her monologue, like it s all she thought of about herself This reflects really poorly on Benford s ability to develop a good c [...]

    11. Otra rese a m s rescatada del pasado entre los libros de 2004 2005 Al igual que el anterior libro, estamos hablando de l futuro de pasado ma ana nada del a o 5000, ni de extraterrestres o cosas as De un fallo o experimento con resultados sorprendentes en un acelerador de part culas uhm, esto podr a acabar sirviendo como premonici n al LHC.Lo mejor del libro es la trama miserable de los tejemanejes de la universidad, de los becarios de laboratorio, los presupuestos para experimentos y en general [...]

    12. This is the second book I ve tried based on its recommendation as a read alike for an author I m a big fan of This time the author was Robert Heinlein, one of the most acclaimed authors in the science fiction genre The experience was totally different than my first read alike, Telegraph Avenue With that book I could see the comparisons to Nick Hornby s style but felt overall it wasn t nearly as good Here, I didn t think the writing was at all similar to Heinlein, but overall I really enjoyed the [...]

    13. Set in the near future the book deals in depth with the world of high tech physics research It is written form an insiders point of view, by someone Benford who actually undertakes research, so apart for the last few chapters is very believable Initially rather slow the novels deals with the creation of a separate universe using the ring at Brookhaven Slowly the researchers, and the heroine is an over large non photogenic black woman against stereotypes in fact and in fiction realize what they a [...]

    14. Ugh What can I say I was between books and desperate I grabbed it off the library shelf just because I had liked Benford s Timescape book This book is not that book in any shape or form This is a one idea book, that idea being what would happen if you could create a universe in the lab It s a great idea, the execution is not so good Also, the main character is a black woman and while it might be possible for a white man to flesh out such a character, Benford is not that white man There are also [...]

    15. I really enjoyed the portrayal of scientists, research, and their interactions with those in power In a sense, the SF is limited It s near future actually something which might have happened by the year I read it There is a not yet happened discovery The discovery is fantastic in one sense, but in another sense it s just a way to watch cosmic evolution from afar That is, it s not new tech that will change lives as much as PCs cell phones have So this isn t the book to read when you re in the moo [...]

    16. a good honest story about life as a real scientist that made me think maybe I ought to do that, but it occupies a dull zone where a far fetched awesome premise assumption is reigned in by too much realism to ever to get to anything very fantastic or exciting.l il weird that the white dude wrote about a black woman sorta sweet, like my engineer dad s own enthusiasm about women in the sciences, but also definitely, totally fetishizing Forward did this in Rocheworld, too I can t tell if this a phys [...]

    17. I read this book because the librarian of one of the worlds largest collections of scifi and fantasy books said that it would be way better than anything by Orson Scott Card or Tad Williams I guess it is in the eye of the beholder, but it took me a long time to get through it and I was not really impressed Yes, the story is quite interesting and sounds quite probable to me physics scifi , but it takes too long to develop for my taste I still give it a three star rating as I like it very much tha [...]

    18. I had high hopes for this book, but was disappointed It did get interesting as I got farther into it, but the beginning was dry The plot seemed intriguing, but half of the time I was questioning why this white male author was writing from a black woman s point of view which came off as over the top stereotypical The physics was what kept me reading, but even that at times got to be too much.

    19. The universe in a basketball Why is our universe so eerily suitable for us Does this prove the existence of a god dess Or is this universe itself the work of a blind watchmaker Perhaps there are many god desse s, each thinking themselves unique, but actually part of a process of natural selection in meta time Benford writes well, setting the excitement of physics at the edge in a real world of interesting characters Atheists and believers alike will find their imagination stimulated.

    20. Some seriously cool science in this one and a wonderful insight into the inner working of academia An unusual take on science fiction, this read as a thriller with science in it Predictable in some places, silly in others all in all a good solid read with enough nerdyness to keep the scientists among us satisfied.

    21. This book is a good storyline about an experiment that causes an accident The accident results in a basketball sized black sphere that eventually looks in to a new forming universe The results are very interesting as the debate over science vs God and creation causes many interesting twists in the storyline I really enjoyed this very different book.

    22. Good writing, but too abstruse, so I can t say I understood much of the science, but the characters and the story were interesting, at least Alicia is a black woman physicist, who creates in the course of an experiment, a new universe, developing at a pace exponentially faster than our own giving her and her colleagues a glimpse of our own universe s future.

    23. Gregory Benford has done much better notably with Timescapes I found his attempt to construct a believable African American female academic physicist to be very disappointing I also found the story to be too clever.

    24. Broad view of the creation and extinction of a universe In this case, the universe cosm is created by a character in the book by mistake as part of an experiment and the efforts to understand what is created and put it into perspective make for a very interesting read.

    25. Sometimes the characters is there only to move the plot or give an opportunity to clear up the science, but the main character is pretty well developed She s got some interest outside her lab The idea is interesting and the hard science is pretty good.

    26. I can t tell whether Benford wanted this book to be about the science or about science s relation to the rest of society.

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