Friday, 23 September 2016
Years And Yards
"A good place to halt, about a thousand years from the big flat-roofed house..."
-SM Stirling, Against The Tide Of Years (New York, 1999), Chapter Fifteen, p. 226.
"...years..." should obviously read "...yards..." But people with time machines would be able to halt a thousand years before attacking a house!
HG Wells' Time Traveler escapes through time:
"In a moment my hand was on the lever, and I had placed a month between myself and these monsters."
-HG Wells, The Time Machine (London, 1973), 14 "The Further Vision," pp. 92-93.
Poul Anderson, of course, translates time literally into space in The Corridors Of Time. By walking or driving along a literal physical corridor, his characters travel centuries into the past or future. Wells perfected fictional time travel; Anderson made several original contributions to the concept.