The Far Side of the Bell-Shaped Curve by Robert Silverberg

"The Far Side of the Bell-Shaped Curve"

by Robert Silverberg

Form: Short story

Year: 1982

ID: 300

Publication history:


On the Contents page of Omni Magazine, this story is listed as The Dangers of Time Travel, though the correct title appears above the story itself.

A story Silverberg refers to as tricky and difficult in the Conglemoroid Introduction. Reichenbach is a time traveler from some year after 2187, jaunting to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, where he meets Ilsabet, a fellow time traveler. They fall in love and jaunt through the ages, visiting the great moments of history (mostly disasters), until old-fashioned jealousy rears its ugly head. Given the facts surrounding the story In Another Country I'm sure Silverberg is well aware of the similarity of this scenario with CL Moore's classic Vintage Season.

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