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And if not, is there any book (possibly science fiction) that expands this idea of Merlyn’s experience of time? Living backwards in time is a concept used in a number of sci-fi books. While I haven't seen any that closely resembles whatever we are told of Merlyn's experience in White's books, there is an interesting exposition of the idea in a book by ...


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It is never spelled out in much detail what it is like for Merlyn to experience living backwards in time. The story begins with a few vague allusions to Merlyn knowing and understanding things that he would not be expected to, by virtue of having seen them before; but initially, it is not clear to the reader by what mechanism he has seen the future already. ...


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This previously answered question addresses what is really meant by the idea that the Arthurian Merlin "lived backwards". The description does not really fit anything we know about time travel and timelines from DW mythology. Quoting from the accepted answer, Merlin is said to "remember what is in our future", but to "have no knowledge of what is in our ...


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I am adding another answer, because I have found another source that explains the Doctor's role as Merlin, but one which is inconsistent with the previous answer (in spite of some similarities). Another version of the Doctor's stint as Merlin is described in the short story "One Fateful Knight," by Peter David. This version was published in a Big Finish ...


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Try Deepak Chopra's 'The Return of Arthur'. The question of wizards living backwards in time is fully explained. My Brittany Spaniel, Merlin, is about to be joined by another Brittany, Nimue. Living backwards in time might well warn him and enable him to survive her enchantment... I hope.


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