As I mentioned in an earlier entry, in the process of preparing for my next novel, the time travel story Golden Girl, I have been digging into my archives, unearthing a few time travel short stories for your reading enjoyment. Here is the first one, a short, compact tale titled Echoes. It is only 1350 words long, so it should be a quick read. I was inspired to write it by the 1975 Roger Zelazny story, “The Game of Blood and Dust”, which is as compact a time travel story as you’re likely to get.
- Does this story give a satisfactory explanation why with the entire range of future history and advancement yet to come, we don’t see any evidence of future time travel visitors having come to visit us?
- How many of the mentioned characters and events survive in our historical records and are there any unexplained gaps that might suggest tampering?
- If you discovered evidence of time singularities, what would you do?