Artifact ArtifactA small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a year old Mycenaean tomb An incomprehensible object in an impossible place its age its purpose and its origins are unknown Its discovery
  • Title: Artifact
  • Author: Gregory Benford
  • ISBN: 9780380791958
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Artifact
    ArtifactA small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a 3500 year old Mycenaean tomb.An incomprehensible object in an impossible place its age,its purpose, and its origins are unknown.Its discovery has unleashed a global storm of intrigue, theft andespionage, and is pushing nations to the brink of war.Its substance has scientists baffled And the miracle it contains doArtifactA small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a 3500 year old Mycenaean tomb.An incomprehensible object in an impossible place its age,its purpose, and its origins are unknown.Its discovery has unleashed a global storm of intrigue, theft andespionage, and is pushing nations to the brink of war.Its substance has scientists baffled And the miracle it contains does not belong on this Earth.It is mystery and madness an enigma with no equal in recordedhistory It is mankind s greatest discovery and worst nightmare.It may have already obliterated a world Ours is next.A small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a 3500 year old Mycenaen tomb.An incomprehensible object in an impossible place its age, its purpose, and its origins are unknown.Its discovery has unleashed a global storm of intrigue, theft and espionage, and is pushing nations to the brink of war.Its substance has scientist baffled And the miracle it contains does not belong on this Earth.It is mystery and madness an enigma with no equal in recorded history It is mankind s greatest discovery d worst nightmare.It may have already obliterated a world Ours is next.
    Artifact By Gregory Benford,

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    Gregory Benford is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.As a science fiction author, Benford is best known for the Galactic Center Saga novels, beginning with In the Ocean of Night 1977 This series postulates a galaxy in which sentient organic life is in constant warfare with sentient mechanical life.


  • Originally posted on my blog, SpecFic Junkie.If you can handle misogynistic, xenophobic, americancentric novels with shallow plots, poor characterization, and severe genre identity issues as long as the science is good, you will love this book The sad part How often you have to put up with all of that, just for a little hard scifi.A tall, unattractive but striking woman whose thighs make a scchk noise when she walks in jumpers and wears garters rather than pantyhose is constantly sexually harass [...]

  • Koliko je naucna osnova dobra, toliko je sve ostalo lose Opisi, brojna putovanja i narocito politicka pozadina, mogu se slobodno preskociti, o romansi da i ne govorimo Ali je zato celokupna ideja odlicna, pod uslovom da volite teorijsku kvantnu fiziku uz malo arheologije Dakle, Stiven Hoking i Indijana Dzons.

  • In a 3500 year old Mycenaean Tomb, an artifact has been unearthed An incomprehensible object in an impossible place its age, purpose and origins unknown.Its substance has scientists baffled And the miracle it contains does not belong on this Earth.It is an enigma with no equal in recorded history and its discovery has unleashed a storm of intrigue, theft and espionage that is pushing nations to the brink of war.It is mankind s greatest discovery and worst nightmare.It may already have obliterate [...]

  • A science fiction novel that started out with a very intriguing prelude and ended up having WAY TOO MUCH scientific calculations and information for the average reader to even understand and care aboute characters were interesting enough and the story would have been much fun to read if it had omitted at least 250 pages of scientific jargon that was repeated over and over without giving the average reader a clue of what it really meant Pretty dull book with some moments of intrigue, mystery and [...]

  • I have read and enjoyed almost every scifi epic Greg Benford has written I search for his books everywhere, hoping a new one comes along soon This one was painful My recommendation read Part I, then jump to Part IV You missed Thing found in Greece makes it way to MIT There I saved you 150 pages of agonizing wooden dialogue and travelogue The rest of the book isn t bad Had an interesting ending, sort of.

  • by Gregory Benford, published in 1985 Artifact is essentially a physics idea brought to life by author Gregory Benford Now, I must admit, I find Benford s works a bit dry but this one I actually liked quite a bit.The Artifact is found in Greece by our very strong female protagonist Claire and conflict erupts like a volcano almost from the first page A joint dig is taking place between the US and Greece, but the leader of the Greeks is a detestable, but crafty womanizing, boor.You just know where [...]

  • You really need a physics degree to follow this one, and I don t have that degree Fortunately, I do have advanced math and some engineering physics under my metaphorical belt, otherwise I would ve been completely lost when reading this book As it was I was only lost about half of the time.All the elements of a good story are here, a mystery, interesting characters and conflict, but the author just doesn t seem to know how to pull it all together successfully For every step the plot or character [...]

  • conclusionirrelevante Desde luego, si comparamos Artefacto con Cronopaisaje, llegaremos a una conclusi n claramente desfavorable para la primera, que solo se muestra superior en el aspecto m s especulativo y t cnico de la narraci n Y si acaso Pero no creo que sea un planteamiento correcto para una novela que me ha mantenido pegado a ella durante la mayor parte de su desarrollo Los m ritos de Artefacto han de ser evaluados por s mismos, y aqu hay material de sobra para pasar unas muy buenas y ent [...]

  • I skimmed the reviews complaining, in essence, Too much science , and after reading it I have to assume that those were written by people who don t read much hard science fiction.As usual with Bova s work, the story is founded on some pretty esoteric science, but I never felt overwhelmed or burdened by it He gave enough to understand it, and didn t ever go overboard with it.If you like hard science fiction, enjoy.

  • Stereotypical characters who ogle the female protagonist throughout the entire book and the plot was a little too heavy on the archaeology side and had very little to do with the singularity and actual science I made it through the entire thing because it was mildly interesting and I love Benford, but this was mediocre at best If you re deciding between two books to read and this is one of them, go with the other.

  • Excellent scientific thriller about the attempts to locate and contain a monopole Benford does a great job describing how science is really done.

  • Strange but technically stunning and compelling to the end Found it in a used book store and bought it because I liked the cover I wouldn t search out the author again but the book was great.

  • Hier ein paar etwas unzusammenh ngende Gedanken Eine ziemlich gewagte Mischung aus Arch ologie Indiana Jones Politthriller physikbasierter Hard SF Schade, dass auf dem Klappentext schon die Sache mit den Singularit ten verraten wurde Es h tte mir mehr Spa gemacht, wenn ich das nicht gewusst h tte Vielleicht w re ich selber drauf gekommen, vielleicht w re es eine interessante berraschung geworden Aber leider wurde es halt gespoilert.Das Buch enth lt viel zu oft lange Infodumps Das ist erm dend We [...]

  • While this is hard science fiction that might turn off some, if you like a good artifact story the you don t want to pass it up The book might drag to those not interested in science in a few places, but one can skip that to get back to the action if you want without losing too much of the story itself personally I found it fascinating There is a lot of mystery and action in addition to the hard science I mentioned earlier making it a worthwhile read to that those interested in hard science fic [...]

  • Je moet bijna hogere natuurkunde gestudeerd hebben om dit boek fatsoenlijk te kunnen lezen Is die vroegere interesse in quatummechanica toch nog ergens goed voor geweest

  • Caught up in the action and thrills of an Indiana Jones adventure, we sometimes forget that Jones is a thief In fact, he is the worst kind of thief the archaeological community knows He steals unique antiquities, sneaking them away from their sites and then sells them to collectors, destroying forever the intellectual value they might have had in situ.Gregory Benford s Artifact starts centuries ago, with a mysterious stone artifact being buried in a tomb But each time we think we have this story [...]

  • Book 4 in my re reading odyssey.The thing that struck me most about this book was not the plot, nor the characters, nor the speculative science that was presented, but rather the backstory that was presented during the first third Benson describes an economically failing Greece, whose population blames their problems on manipulation by banks that are supported by the US Sound familiar For a moment, I forgot this book was written in the mid 80s, and could have sworn it was a Ripped from the Headl [...]

  • n 1985 apare romanul Artifact, n care autorul reia tema catastrofic at t de uzitat n anii 50 Arheologii descoper un artifact de origine extraterestr ngropat n urm cu 3500 de ani Ceea ce nu tiu ns arheologii este faptul c acesta fusese ngropat tocmai pentru faptul c r mas la suprafa ar fi putut avea efecte catastrofale pentru civiliza ie Romanul este plasat ntr un context social i politic aparte, lucru care l face s par i mai interesant de citit Tot n acela i context socio politic trebuie privit [...]

  • Mostly academic politics and some actual politics , slowly unraveling the mystery of an object with strange physical properties Some action and romance is tossed in for good measure Very dry and I m not sure there s anyone I would actually recommend it to.Glowing endorsement, right Well, it was a VERY relaxing read for me and I enjoyed the science Considering how idea dense I normally take my fiction, this single idea extrapolated from a handful of maybes grounded in current as of mid 80s theore [...]

  • The artifact itself was interesting It was the plot that was dull Characters were a bit on the dry side, too I did like all the science, though But I found a glaring scientific error There s a scene where an ancient map is found It s a couple of feet high and a couple of feet across It turns out to be made of ivory When I read this, all I could think was that I would really love to see the elephant that provided such a humongous tusk It must have been quite an animal.Aside from that, I thought t [...]

  • My usual positives and negatives for all Gregory Benford s books Pros Brilliant story The concept was extremely well thought out and made for a very exciting read Cons Terrible characters The lead male was inevitably a womaniser The strong lead woman spent far too much time fawning over the main man and discussing her femininity The worst is that during certain difficult situations, she specifically thought what would a man do when trying to get out of them I read a lot of old scifi, written at [...]

  • Fun book about an intense young academic archaeologist who stumbles onto an amazing find Great portrayal of academic battles, etc and the challenges faced by women in the sciences guess how hard it would be to get tenure if you got kicked out of the country where your site is Amazingly accurate background on the archaeology of Mycenae, including Linear A and B and a shout out to Alice Krober, who figured out the key part of the puzzle of the syllabary Linear B I loved it that she got name droppe [...]

  • I really wanted to like this book , but the literary parts seemed really contrived Too much time spent on cliche romance and wooden character back story Overall it was a solid book Worth readingInteresting detours into science and archaeology Too many lectures I m pretty sure most of the characters were supposed to be late 20s maybe early 30s how old is a postdoc , but their internal monologues sure sounded like old men.Also, I call bullshit on the southern accent I ve spent much of my life in V [...]

  • This is an action packed hard sci fi adventure set, roughly, in thepresent day It is the type of sci fi novel that could probably only be written by a professional physicist like Benford , and seems to be in the spirit of some of his other realistic novels which follow the lives of scientists e.g Timescape, Cosm, Eater, etc and their work.It manages to mix together the intricacies of particle physics black hole physics with ancient greek history, mythology, and archeology, international politica [...]

  • The kind of book that would put women off science Claire, the protagonist, is an assistant professor, but not a single time is she referred to as Dr it got me confused about her position for half the book as all we get is that she s a young, pretty researcher Claire, a Smurfette lone woman in an all male story until the reader meets her mother, is constantly sexually harassed, objectified, visually judged By everyone, especially by the person she somehow ends up forming a relationship with If th [...]

  • This is the first novel by Gregory Benford and it was a pretty good techno physic book The introduction of singularities and quarks and black holes was very interesting in an archaeological setting go figure The author is excellent in his use of 50 words, and quite flowery in his description of the differing situations I had to look up a few words i must admit This is a good read for the detailed sort of novel, and I look forward to reading other books by Benford I gave it 4 stars because i just [...]

  • Gregory Benford is known as a hard science SF writer, and this book is no exception it focuses on an ancient artifact involving quantum physics i wont say about that however, even if i love physics, this was not what i liked most in the books, but the archaeology domain, concerning the tedious work of those involved, here represented by the digging up the remains of ancient Greek cultures Since i only know some Greek mythology and history, it came to me as a pleasant surprise to discover the ev [...]

  • The first 2 3 of this book were quite interesting Reads like an intellectual Indiana Jones Some archeology, some action and eventually some romance Then at about page 400 of 521 pages it suddenly turns into some kind of brain dead American CIA Military actioner Lot s of fighting, shooting, helicopter crashes etc Yanks vs Greeks or something, not sure, as at this point I could care less Wish the author had thought of a subtle way to conclude his story Oh well them s the breaks I guess

  • This book is a good read, with the usual plot Archeologist, a woman, finds a strange artifact in Greece She s thrown out of the country Man who helps her get artifact out with her becomes co hero, falls in love, etc International intrigue sets in In the end, man and woman live happily ever after.The science is pretty good, but gets a little out there toward the end.A good read at the beach.

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