Lay for the Day 21st
Herbert George Wells, storyteller, is born in Bromley, Kent.
the book of Praises:
65. Of Science Fiction
The cyborg shoots the father
of the man whose wife
will persuade him to holiday in Hawaii
instead of Florida, where hed rescue the son
of the cyborgs inventor-to-be from drowning.
Without the toddlers
chance remark, his invention
never occurs to him. The future the cyborg
comes from has ceased to be. The machine disappears
and the man it has killed is unshot, breathes again and
stands up. His assassin, made
possible once more,
reappears and, making that bystander history
again, and again, and again, and again, and
The future was its own worst enemy.
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