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I just recently remembered a book or short-story I read in the mid-80's (as a middle school student, I think) that was a scifi/fantasy about tourists who were able to travel to a foreign planet. Specifically I recall there being some warning about not touching anything and making sure to stay on the elevated walkway/path. Of course, someone doesn't and there are huge consequences (I think it might have had strong environmentalist/butterfly effect overtones). It was a bit of a morality tale as well if I remember correctly.

Any help in identifying it would be awesome! Thanks.

marked as duplicate by user14111 story-identification Dec 8 '17 at 5:00

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    It's not on another planet, but are you thinking of A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury? – user14111 Dec 8 '17 at 1:00
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  • Welcome to the site. You have a good start here. If you could take a look at this guide to help jog your memory and edit in any more details, that would be great. Every little bit helps us. – amflare Dec 8 '17 at 1:14
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    @user14111, It is so crazy that i don't remember the time travel, the dinosaurs nor the hunting, but everything else fits: the path, the warning, the butterfly (although I didn't know it was a literal butterfly). I remember as a kid fixating on the accidental nature of falling off the path. Of course, I also didn't remember (nor apparently catch at the time) that the path was "levitating." Anyway, I'm going to mark this answered...well, I'm not really sure how to do that yet, but anyway, THANKS! It was really bugging me. You all are AWESOME! – Daddie0 Dec 8 '17 at 4:15
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    @user14111, I am convinced you nailed it. So, are you going to submit your suggestion as an "answer"? I started to hit the "Answer Your Question" button, but didn't want to take credit for your insight. I'll check back later and if that's not how it works I'll go ahead and submit your answer to satisfy my need for closure.THANK YOU AGAIN! (And anyone else who gave it any thought!) – Daddie0 Dec 8 '17 at 4:25