I understand that it can transport me three hundred years in the future to study techniques of crime prevention and law enforcement.
An Eloi Gold Medal Winner
All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. One guy I knew really was shot in Dresden for taking a teapot that wasn’t his. Another guy I knew really did threaten to have his personal enemies killed by hired gunmen after the war. And so on.
The centuries will roll by and, one day, our race will reach its heights of glory.
No robot may harm a human, or allow a human to come to harm . . . —from the splash page of Magnus 1. By the 60s, Asimov’s first law had become so ingrained that the good doctor was not cited as the source of the law
An Eloi Honorable Mention
I’d say the reason that no time traveler has ever arrived from the future is precisely the same reason that Galileo failed to discover radio astronomy.
Now my time machine is all ready for the experiment. All I need is somebody . . . is somebody . . . ah, the woodpecker, ya!
But don’t you see: If we never take that flight out, there would have never been a crash, and the others would have never been stranded on this planet. —from “Wild Country”
These aren’t the droids you’re looking for . . . move along.