what is the best time machine joke in literature?

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pfff. some good yuks. time machine gag is indeed a corker. y'all teased out some interesting strands from it on the show but i'd never thought that hard about it before and doubt i will again. the "character becomes author" device must surely be well-worn; this classic tuomas thread reminded me of the story after i'd forgotten about it for ages.

that new yorker story really does live up to this thread.

ledge, Friday, 23 May 2008 23:45 (twelve years ago) link

this story was grebt, as was the reading; i have at least two isotopes of the brian aldiss SF anthology but i have no memory of this, which suggests that when i was wee it went right over my head.

text adventure diversion - there's a thriving indie cultues around them, which is, sort of maybe, worth investigating - there's been a bit of talk around them on ilx.

thomp, Thursday, 29 May 2008 23:09 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ha, three weeks later, and searching on a friend: o. nate, any chance you've picked up Rivka's novel?

nabisco, Monday, 23 June 2008 20:57 (twelve years ago) link

No, I haven't yet, but I've seen notices for it all over the place. I'm happy that it's getting a lot of positive reviews. I'd like to read it at some point. That story I mentioned above was the first time I'd heard of her.

o. nate, Monday, 30 June 2008 20:30 (twelve years ago) link

that wikihistory was hilar. thanks.

Frogman Henry, Friday, 4 July 2008 04:30 (twelve years ago) link


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