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Timescape Chapter 26

By Gregory Benford

Chapter 26

July 7, 1963

  • During the summer, Gordon gets up early, determined to stick to his Canadian Air Force workout.
  • While running on the beach, he thinks back to the summer he spent with his Uncle Herb on Long Island, just after his father began to get sick.
  • Saul Shriffer calls him in mid-July to say that his finished his observations of Hercules 99. He found nothing.
  • Penny and Gordon talk about his professional problems after she finishes surfing; Gordon doesn't think he can keep working with guys like Lakin.
  • On the beach, they run into Cliff. Gordon suspects the meeting was not much of a coincidence and gets furious at the implications.
  • He rudely gets up and goes for a run.