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  • Time Travel in the Multiverse

    I haven't gotten around to reading the Nomad of the Time Streams series yet. I'm curious as to how time travel works in the Multiverse, or at least in the Bastable series. If anyone could give me a rundown without dropping spoilers, I'd appreciate it!

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    It's all to do with the Temple of the Future Buddha in Teku Benga. No machines, just mazes.
    You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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    • #3
      The "official" take is "everything happens at once: it just depends how you look at it".
      Personally, I don't think that model always works but each to their own - as the supraofficial take is "the reader is always right".

      Guv's answer is wittier though!

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      • #4
        In the Dancers series time travel apparently involves a noose.
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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        • #5
          That's my favourite.
          You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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          • #6
            I really like the time machine used in Behold The Man...shame it was destroyed though.
            "He found a coin in his pocket, flipped it. She called: 'Incubus!'
            'Succubus,' he said. 'Lucky old me.'" - Michael Moorcock The Final Programme

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            • #7
              Brannart Morphail would argue that point, Jack.
              You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sarkun Grasjakal View Post
                I haven't gotten around to reading the Nomad of the Time Streams series yet. I'm curious as to how time travel works in the Multiverse, or at least in the Bastable series. If anyone could give me a rundown without dropping spoilers, I'd appreciate it!
                Essentially multiversal 'time travel' is non linear so Oswald finds himself in alternate time streams rather than his own 'past', 'future' or 'present' - which is rather confusing for the poor chap to say the least!

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