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I remember reading it online about 10 years ago, someone linked the story. There were two sides fighting, one from the future and one from the past, and instead of fighting for land they were fighting for time. The faction from the future was winning because they had better tech, and the line of skirmish kept being pushed further into the past. The past faction knew they would lose, but it was like the theme of the story that you have to fight anyway.

  • Sounds like somethng Ballard would write, but I don't recognise it. – Daniel Roseman Sep 19 '18 at 14:32
  • Hmmm, I perused Ballard's short stories anthology and didn't find it. I did the same with Asimov. Do you happen to know other sci-fi short writers that might write something along those lines? ...I really want to find this story. – Jared Sanford Sep 20 '18 at 4:08
  • Were the factions called "spiders and snakes"? – Emsley Wyatt Sep 21 '18 at 4:27
  • I'm afraid not, different story but thank you for trying. – Jared Sanford Sep 21 '18 at 6:09

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