Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Different Kind of Tourist


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. 😉

What if meeting time travelers was an ordinary occurrence? 

11 comments:

  1. It would be fun. You could schedule time with them to learn about where they have been and where they might want to go. Could learn a lot of history that way if they have traveled to the past.

    betty

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  2. I would say "For the love of god, get me out of here."

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  3. sure... ordinary occurrence, especially from future time travelers.


    have a great day

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  4. I'd love to meet my ancestors. Hopefully none were jerks.

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  5. Ooh...I’d love that and I would love to go back in time and meet my grandparents on both sides and even my dad and mom...if that is allowed.

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    1. You'd have to get the tourists to take you with them. I wonder if they would.

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  6. And how do we know we don't meet them everyday? Perhaps they are some of the people locked up in mental health facilities due to their "hallucinations".

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    1. Excellent question. That is kind of the premise of the movie version of 12 Monkeys. (The TV version was a bit different. Worth if if you haven't seen it.)

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  7. I think that would be cool....esp if I could do some time skipping myself! Be cool to learn about them, where they come from by talking to them and then traveling to where they came from.

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