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Topic: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: Aaron
Location: Tasmania
Date: 09/12/2009

Greg,

I've noticed some quirky things as time goes along (no pun intended)little changes, coincidences, weird timing of events for the negative or the positive. Like many others I am interested in time travel and the nature of time itself - does it only go from now into the future with the past inaccessable to repair or overhaul even with the best of intentions.

I researched further into science and found general/special relativity hinted at it - then into the occult and religion - and more little hints and echoes of something going on. Finally my own eyes and ears tended to decieve me or so it seems, strange things happened/happening I have not read your book (yet) The City at the End of Time but I get the drift of subtle changes to events in time right down to the written word. I know your a scientific kinda guy - besides theories or imagination, have you ever seen things happen to suggest that time is traversable. I mean surely with some of the books you've written you have changed the minds of others in that direction so that they might well have explored these concepts and sciences further, sort of you yourself being a causal event in the exploration of time and space for others. Have you ever witnessed things that make you wonder if time travel is a fact and not a fiction? Or is it dead in the water for you and only purely fictional and wishful thinking.

Aaron

Re: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/23/2009

CITY does indeed mess around with time. Let me know if it spurs any further ideas!

Re: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: Aaron
Location: Tasmania
Date: 09/23/2009

Yeah! I got an idea! Completely besides the initial point but since some of your books are becoming movies (hopefully) when in God's name can I play the computer games? To be able to ride an attack flawship down the Way into a Waygate and join the Neo Geshels in a sortie warring with the Jarts in an alternative reality over our homeworld is my cup of tea. I really dig computer games and since so many sci fi books and comics etc have become movies and then computer games I am drooling at the prospect of engaging in an immersive environment in your worlds on my PC - drool drool.

Re: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 09/26/2009

Goddamn, Greg. Is that an answer? Like, maybe CITY is hinting, pointing at something? I tell ya, I've either been making a lot of typos lately...or.....doesn't just affect books, mm?

Re: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/26/2009

I first pitched EON as a game/virtual world way back in the 1990s. No takers--but a lot of games have been influenced by it.

Re: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/26/2009

Gather all your typos in order and see what they spell. (Throughout your life, I mean.)

Re: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 09/29/2009

"Gather all your typos in order and see what they spell. (Throughout your life, I mean.)"

Ah-hahhhn. Sly bast.


Aaron: talk to someone who knows OpenGL. As long as it's non-commercial (and perhaps open-source), they can do it.

Re: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: Alex Brady
Location: Sydney
Date: 11/05/2009

Again Im linking to something from outside Greg Bear's stories but I hope it will be of interest to readers who havent heard of it.

Primer:
This movie was made for about $7000 by Shane Carruth the guy who stars in it (and does the music) but it is anything but a cheap film. This is the cleverest time travel movie Ive ever seen. Its also like a scary version of Office Space. You can watch it free here. It won Sundance I think. Really really excellent.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3909854615539675694#

Re: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/12/2009

I like PRIMER. Recommended.

Re: Does time travel exist 'fer real?

From: Andrew Carpenter
Location: France/UK
Date: 12/24/2009

Awesome flick!!..well done guys!

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