Saturday, February 4, 2012

Time Travel with Phil ROUS 4:29

Time's Arrow Arthur C. Clarke (1950)

Summary "Non Spoiled"

  • Genre
  • Science Fiction
  • Category
  • Time Travel
  • Length
  • 13 Pages
  • Paradox/Time Travel Rules
  • What if the thing that you are researching actually has the power to move you to a place where your existence would be threatened by the things in that new-universe? Negative Entropy and the theory of Time's Arrow.
  • Culture Clash
    1. Scientists caught in a land before time where the dinosaurs may want to eat you at any time.
    2. Physicists versus Geologists
    3. Private research vs publically granted research


    This is the story of a human visit to a "Land Before Time". A time before man; a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

First Words

The River was Dead and the lake already dying when the moster had come down the dried up watercourse and turned onto the desolate mud-flats.

Last Words

They were now very deep indeed, as if the great reptile was about to make the final leap upon its desperately fleeing prey.

Favorite Quote

Dr. Henderson smiled, "Thanks to Walt Disney. I can picture the scene very well."

What I learened about Writing

Clarke plays with the mystery of the moment only revealing enough of a picture to capture our interests.

Turnip Tidbits

  1. served in the Royal Air Force as a radar specialist
  2. one of his most important contributions may be his idea that they would be ideal telecommunications relays. He advanced this idea in a paper privately circulated among the core technical members of the BIS in 1945.
  3. Wrote 2010 a space Odyssey

Where to Find the Story?

The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century Edited by Harry Turtledove with Martin H. Greenberg

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