Monday, August 1, 2011

Charles V De Vet's "Delayed Action" (short story, mystery, free): Why would a man consciously lose own his memory?

One of the illustrations by Dick Francis accompanying the original publication in Galaxy magazine of short story Delayed Action by Charles V De Vet
Imagine a time machine that moves you 20 years ahead every time you pass through it, but without aging you. But it does extract a drastic price as a side-effect: you'll lose almost your entire memory if you use it. Author thinks up a case where someone might want to use consciously.

Device in the story is a natural one: "Moebius Strip", a curious geological feature on the alien world called Marlock.

Fact sheet.

First published: Galaxy, September 1953.
Download full text from Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks.
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Charles V De Vet.