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Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Wed Oct 30 19:05:18 EST 2002


. I would
> treat this a getting there in the nick of time rather
> than necromancery.

How do you all feel about the 13 second backtracking they do in Galaxy Quest
(movie) or in Superman - um - 2? when Superman flies back through time to
un-kill Lois Lane?

When I pulled something similar in an (unpublished) book called "Out of
Time" back in the 80s (that's the one that got rejected after 11 years...) I
chose to make the "correction" available for only a very short time. If it
was left too late, too many consequences would have happened and the knot
would have become too complex to undo.

And in "Trinity Street" (1997) a Recoveree had to be snatched bare seconds
*before* death, so as to leave the rest of the time-line intact.

Sally Odgers.


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