Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back On The 'Net

...Dan Simmons has a new message.

What? You didn't read the old one? Click if you need to catch up. I posted a link to the April message earlier and I have since updated it when it got moved to Dan's archive.

The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a husky voice that he was a Time Traveler come back to talk to me about the future.

The April message will grab you by the nethers. The May/June message is an analysis of the previous one. Like a good chess game, the post-mortem is quite a bit longer, but worth the time of the interested party.


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