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The article examines the more modern tale of time travel, "The Time Machine," by H. G. Wells. It demonstrates how the treatment of time as a kind of space provides authors and audiences the opportunity to experiment with issues of agency, to consider the ethical implications of timelines that may or may not be flexible and of futures that may or may not be fixed. "A Sound of Thunder" is used as an example of a fixed future. Useful for background on HOW time travel works in narrative.
Examines time travel paradoxes in science fiction including "A Sound of Thunder"
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