“And It Comes Out Here,” by Lester del ReyOctober 23, 2011
The Book: “And It Comes Out Here,” by Lester del Rey. Originally published in 1951 in Galaxy Science Fiction, the edition read was in the anthology Mortals and Monsters published by Ballantine in 1965.
The Setting: Earth, present and future.
The Story: Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey… stuff.
The Science: Time machines and miniature atomic engines. Nope, we don’t have that yet. What this story does nicely is put forth the notion that time travel is complex and has a great many implications that will get even more complicated.
The Reaction: Yes, so my story and science descriptions don’t do a very good job at convincing you to read this, but you probably ought to if you end up with a copy of it. It’s kind of fun, kind of familiar, but also a little… timey wimey.
The Cover: Same as the last one
Next Up: The Alien by Raymond F. Jones.