Sunday, 8 July 2018
Gaiman's The Sandman refers to the Greek myth that false dreams come through a gate of ivory whereas true dreams come through a gate of horn. See here. In his introduction to the SF Masterworks edition of Wells' The Time Machine, Gwyneth Jones suggests that the inclusion of ivory among the components of the Time Machine implies the falsity of the Time Traveler's narrative: a fanciful but resonant allusion.
Gaiman's fictional account of time travel is discussed here.
While away, I revived yet another proto-story (very proto-) from long ago. See here. This one began life as a school "essay" and originally contained a lot of unnecessary discussion of the theory of time travel.