Friday, 25 December 2015
the Time Traveler can describe human devolution and the end of life on Earth because he has traveled through time and returned;
The Shape Of Things To Come begins with a man dreaming that he is reading a history of the future;
in Stapledon's Last And First Men, a time traveler mentally influences the author who thinks that he is writing fiction and in fact distorts most of the future history that he receives;
Heinlein's Future History begins with the inventor of a machine that can accurately predict the date and time of anyone's death;
Asimov's Seldon and Anderson's Valti and Desai predict the futures of their civilizations;
Anderson's psychic time traveler, Jack Havig, describes the future periods of the Maurai Federation and the Star Masters to Anderson's relative...;
Anderson's Starfarers will build holontic time communicators;
Blish's Dirac transmitter receives messages from the future;
Herbert's users of the drug, melange, exercise prescience -
- a substantial list with Wells appearing twice and Anderson four times.
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