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For use on questions regarding travel forwards or backwards in time. This tag should be used in conjunction with the universe it is found in and any relevant work tags.

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In Asimov's The End of Eternity (1955) the timeline-changing Eternals pride themselves on making the Minimum Necessary Change to bring about their desired results. In one example in the book this con …
answered Dec 14 '15 by Organic Marble
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The Arthur Clarke story "All the Time in the World" matches many of the clues in your question, but not all. The protagonist is recruited by time-travelers, but is not himself a time-traveler. The p …
answered Dec 22 '18 by Organic Marble
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Not a 100% match, but science fiction and Vikings means Poul Anderson to me. In this case, the 1956 short story "The Man Who Came Early". In this story, it was lightning, not an atomic bomb, that …
answered Mar 5 '18 by Organic Marble
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Poul Anderson's Old Phoenix Tavern? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Midsummer_Tempest
answered Sep 15 '14 by Organic Marble
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This sounds a lot like the 1947 story "E for Effort" by T. L. Sherred. I'm not entirely sure it's radar the protagonists of this story use (although it may be) but they definitely make movies of gr …
answered Oct 16 '17 by Organic Marble
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This is Helbent 4 by Stephen Robinett. It's a very amusing story, with the last NASA Houston employee sweeping out Mission Control (prescient!). Helbent 4 has been fighting the Spacethings and can't …
answered Jan 26 '15 by Organic Marble
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This is John Macdonald's 1950 short story "Spectator Sport". Dr. Rufus Maddon arrives in the future, but no one cares, they think he is crazy. Everyone lives for the VR TV and the society is falling …
answered Sep 2 '16 by Organic Marble
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William Tenn, Brooklyn Project. Also an accepted answer to this old question: Short story ID: Bouncing-Ball Time Travel The answer to the older question is extremely well done, please see it for …
answered May 8 '19 by Organic Marble
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This is "Saul's Death" by Joe Haldeman. It ends Saul's vitals were not human, but familiar. He never told me he was from another world: I never told him I was from his future.
answered Oct 11 '15 by Organic Marble