Wednesday, February 4, 2015

As Time Goes By-Hank Davis (editor)

As Time Goes By
Hank Davis (editor)
Baen, Feb 10 2015, $14.00
ISBN: 9781476780528

“Gibraltar Falls” by Poul Anderson.  Five millennia before his birth, Time Patrol agent Tom fell in love.

“Triceratops Summer” by Michael Swanwick.  Vermont residents accept triceratops on roads and yards.

“The Chronoclasm” by John Wyndham.   Gobie insures tomorrows follow the future he knows.

“The Girl Who Made Time Stop” by Robert F. Young.  Roger meets Alayne from a planet orbiting Altair; she applies Aparicio stealing second.

“The Other Now” by Murray Leinster.  Jimmy buried his wife, but believes he can change the accident that left her dead.

“A Dry, Quiet War” by Tony Daniel.  War at the End of Time veteran Henry returns home to encounter feral cybernetics.

“Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders.  Doug sees a linear future; Judy sees a decision-making tree.

“The Day of the Green Velvet Cloak” by Mildred Clingerman.  Mavis meets traveling Titus at the Book Nook.

“A Wow Finish” by James Van Pelt.  Durance and Hoffman travel back in time to attend the opening of Casablanca.

“Backtracked” by Burt Filer.  Sally asks Fletcher why he backtracked ten years.

“So Little and So Light” by Sarah A. Hoyt.  She lands at 1066 Hastings seeking a time breacher.

“The Price of Oranges” by Nancy Kress.  Harry worries about his granddaughter being miserable when he sees her next week so he travels five decades ago for a solution.

“The Secret Place” by Richard M. McKenna. During WWII, he searched for the crystal, but found Helen.

“Palely Loitering” by Christopher Priest.  Myrkle and his family choose crossing the Tomorrow or Yesterday Bridges.

This beguiling anthology contains fourteen short stories with additional enjoyment coming from comparing how each decade starting with the 1950s to the present dealt with time travel thrillers.

Harriet Klausner

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