Tuesday, January 5, 2010

John Barnes' "Things Undone" (novelette, time travel, free)

I would not have posted this had this not come with high recommendation both from Rich Horton & from Gardner Dozois. I gave up a quarter of the way through - too much jargon put me off in the first few paras, & too much info-dumping about pseudo-Physics & pseudo-sociology of time travel & too many tired cliches of the genre made me finally give up.

Story seems to be about time cops trying to catch an illegal time jumper. Don't know if remaining 3 quarters of the text changes this theme in some way.

Collected in.

  1. Gardner Dozois (Ed)'s "The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection" (2010).

Fact sheet.

First published: Jim Baen's Universe, Vol 4 No 4 (December 2009).
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Rating: C.