Tuesday, December 15, 2015
At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)
I'm not sure why I thought of this right now, but you know the Groundhog Day episode? Most sci-fi shows that last more than a couple seasons have one. Star Trek had at least one. Personally, I think Stargate: SG1 hit it out of the park in theirs. And I'm sure you can give me many other examples in the comments.
But it seems like they always focus on the one person who knows they're in a time loop. So...
What if you got stuck in a time loop, but didn't know it? Would those that were aware of the problem be able to convince you that today is continuing to repeat over and over and over again?
Also, this is my week at Unicorn Bell. I'd love it if you'd stop by. I'm talking about social media marketing.