Many years ago I read a story about a guy working for an organisation that would influence time-lines by traveling through time using a sort of elevator. The objective of the operators was to influence the time-line by making the smallest change possible. Can anyone identify the name and author of the story?


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I think that's The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov.

  • I think you're right but the devices were called kettles from memory, however bizarre that sounds.
    – user2353
    Dec 29, 2011 at 6:43

There are two short stories that have this theme, "Blank!" and "The Instability". Both of them are huge.

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