Time travel has been a source of fascination for decades, serving as the central theme in some of our most treasured science fiction stories. But is time travel really possible? Although I’ve recently penned a novel centered on time travel, the truth is I personally don’t believe that it is possible. There are of various opinions, science, and theories circulating around this issue and there are a number of things that seem to negate the possibility of time travel, or at least prove to be quite problematic.
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“Why do you say it?” the teenager asks as he pulls his leather gloves tight on his hands.
"Maxi ma boy! How's business?"
This series of analyses is meant to explain how the great Isaac Asimov wove a gargantuan number of micro plots into one continuous story that encompasses many thousands of years: the existential conflict and the struggle for survival of the humankind in the future. However, the Macro Plot shall materialize in the minds of the readers if, and only if, all the micro plots of the books in Asimov's Foundation Series and Robot Series (and the Empire Series to some extent) are set in order and analyzed accordingly. Therefore, the readers are kindly reminded to feast their eyes and minds, so to speak, on the analyses of thePrequels and Foundation before continuing on this article on Foundation and Empire.
There are not too many other locations in my life that induce a wave of comfort, wonderment, joy, and being, as when I am within the stacks of a bookstore, library, or comic book shop. It’s as if I am traveling close to a large gravity well which slows down my relative time and continues normally for everyone else. When someone asks me what my plans are for a Saturday or any other day off I would say, “I’m going to a bookstore” or “I’m going to the library.” Of course I can only do this a few times a month as to not spend all my time in one of these black holes and maintain some kind of social life.
I am still stuck here on this planet with these monkeys who have learned to dress themselves. This rudimentary ability has given them a most inordinately high opinion of themselves. They are, by and large, thoughtless, cruel, selfish, and deceitful creatures completely indifferent to the suffering and destruction their existence causes. Hopelessly fixated on the acquisition of more and more material wealth and the satiation of their own carnal pleasures they bring death and suffering wherever they go. I can only hope I will be done here soon so that I can move on to a better assignment as there is nothing redeemable here. The planet itself has potential, but these monkeys will need to be removed or eradicated before it can be utilized. And the sooner this happens the better it will be, or I fear this planet will be rendered useless by these pathetic and juvenile creatures.
Science fiction has always had a certain aesthetic that people expect to see in it. It's a futuristic vibe. It's an overall fashion choice that says that you are tired of seeing the normal ways of others in your time period, and that you're here to shake things up.
The term steely-eyed missile man is a complementary term rooted in NASA's Apollo history when flight controller John Aaron's quick thinking saved the Apollo 12 mission from disaster. It refers to an engineer or astronaut who quickly devises an ingenious solution to a tough problem while under extreme pressure.