Study Guide

Timescape Characters

By Gregory Benford

Gordon Bernstein

Gordon Bernstein is a professor at the University of California at La Jolla, and along with...

John Renfrew

Renfrew is the character that gets this whole temporal party started. He comes up with the...

Ian Peterson

Ian Peterson is working for the Council. He ultimately helps Renfrew secure the funding needed to...

Gregory Markham

Markham is an American plasma physicist who comes to Cambridge to help Renfrew sell Peterson on...

Marjorie Renfrew

Marjorie is Renfrew's wife and the only woman amongst the boy's club that is Timescape's...

Penny

Penny is Gordon's live-in girlfriend and a born-and-raised California girl. She is not Jewish,...

Minor Characters

Nicky and Johnny are the children of John and Marjorie. John feels himself growing distant from...