| || The Reggie Rivers Stories|
by L. Sprague de Camp
First story: Galaxy, Mar 1956
Dinosaur hunters Reggie Rivers (no relation to the Denver Bronco) and his partner, the Raja, organize time-travel expeditions in a world with a Hawking-style chronological protection principle. The last of these stories is by Chris Bunch:
- A Gun for Dinosaur (Mar 1956) Galaxy
- The Big Splash (Jun 1992) Asimov’s
- The Synthetic Barbarian (Sep 1992) Asimov’s
- Crocamander Quest (Oct 1992) The Ultimate Dinosaur
- The Satanic Illusion (Nov 1992) Asimov’s
- The Cayuse (Jan 1993) Expanse
- Pliocene Romance (Jan 1993) Analog
- The Mislaid Mastodon (May 1993) Analog
- Miocene Romance (Nov 1993) Rivers of Time
- Rivers of Time (Nov 1993) Rivers of Time
- The Honeymood Dragon (Nov 1993) Rivers of Time
- Gun, Not for Dinosaur (Nov 1993) Rivers of Time
Oh, I’m no four-dimensional thinker; but, as I understand it, if people could go back to a more recent time, their actions would affect our own history, which would be a paradox or contradiction of facts. Can’t have that in a well-run universe, you know.
—from “A Gun for Dinosaur”
| || The Stars My Destination |
by Alfred Bestor
First publication: Galaxy, Oct 1956—Jan 1957
Even before I found Asimov and Heinlein and other books with space ships on the spine in the local library, I stole this paperback from my dad’s shelf aroudn 1964. As you can see from the picture, it had an irresistible cover (yes, that’s the stolen copy).
For the most part, Bestor’s story has jaunting (teleportation through space) with no time travel, which is enough to cause plenty of excitement for Gully Foyle (aka Geoffrey Fourmyle) as he jaunts around the war-torn solar system, seeking revenge on various space merchants. But at one climactic point, he also manages a jaunt through time.
And then he was tumbling down, down, down the space-time lines, back into the dreadful pit of Now.