Thursday, February 2, 2012

Time Traveling with Phill R.O.U.S. 2:2...

Lassnig (3 Ways of Being)

Time Locker by Henry Kuttner (1941)





Summary: Non Spoiled

  • Length: Twenty Two Pages
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Category: Time Travel
  • Summary:
  • A talented, absent minded scientist creates a time machine. His lawyer buddy uses the time machine to win his legal cases. What will be the consequence(s)?

Favorite Quote

"Oh, damn! I'm sitting on the edge of a volcano with termites under me."

First Words


Gallagher played by ear, which would would have been all had he been a musician- but he was a scientist.

Last Words


"Yeah, that's it," he murmured after a while. "Whew! I guess Vanning must have been the only guy who ever reached into the middle of next week and - killed himself! I think I'll get tight."
And he did.

What I Learned About Writing

Take an ordinary crime novel and put a science fiction element into the act. The time machine will change the rules of the universe you are writing in. You can find solutions to problems that have no answer in this universe. The fourth dimension pushes the boundaries of the other three dimensions. As long as you have a rationale built into your world you can push the possible solutions to any problem.

Words I Loved Used in this Story

  1. spatiotemporal sector
  2. fifty-credit question

Tidbits

  1. Wrote the Novella that was the source for the movie (Time Scape 1992.)
  2. Also known as: Lewis Pagett, Lawrence O' Donnel, and C.H. Lindell.
  3. Wrote with his wife C.L. Moore for the magazine Astounding Science-Fiction.

Where to Find It:

I found this story in the anthology edited by Harry Turtle Dove titledThe Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century published by Del Rey.

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