Saturday, 17 June 2017
Rudi Mackenzie helps the Southsiders by making better bows and "arrers" for them. Momentarily, Rudi sees the Southsider chief tied above a fire as ragged figures dance around him. He thinks that this is a vision of what would happen if he did not help the Southsiders: a prevented future. In another sf novel, aliens showed the human characters moving pictures of themselves experiencing events that had not happened and that were not going to happen.
A friend said that he sometimes dreamed of future events and, forewarned, could alter the course of a conversation. Once, in a London cafe, I said, "'I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet' has posters of the Apollo IX mission," and he responded, "I dreamed of you saying that while I watched that bus turn round that corner three weeks ago."