The Time Traverler's Tale


It's almost enough for me to doubt the Western grasp of the global economy. I wonder what legal manipulations would be required to keep capital private. How do you co-opt Wall Street if you're the new regime?

Posted by Cobb at April 4, 2006 4:04 PM

Holy crap. That leaves one speechless.

Posted by Dan at April 4, 2006 5:47 PM

The story was powerful and the writer was interesting enough to have me reading his site for the last 2 hours. Thank you again.

Pierre Legrand
The Pink Flamingo Bar

Posted by Pierre Legrand at April 4, 2006 7:16 PM

I echo Pierre's reaction. I'm about to give the one Simmons book I own (and didn't finish) a second shot because of it.

I thought Orson Scott Card was the only sci-fi guy who had such sympathies, and I'm glad to have been shown to be wrong about it.

Posted by Cameron Wood at April 4, 2006 7:40 PM

Damn, Gerard...

I don't know how you find these things, but I'm sure glad you DO. Chilling, and yet it rings so true. The sad part is I don't think we'll wake up until after it's half-past too late.

Posted by Buck at April 4, 2006 8:43 PM

PS: Blogger doesn't "do" trackbacks, but I've linked both you and Simmons.

Thank you!

Posted by Buck at April 4, 2006 9:06 PM

No wonder I never read Simmons stuff. Boring.

Whatever is going to happen, its not going to happen the way any of us thinks its going to happen.

Posted by Eric Blair at April 5, 2006 6:34 AM

"Whatever is going to happen, it's not going to happen the way any of us thinks..."

True, very true. It could be much, much worse than we may even imagine it to be.

Posted by Clioman at April 5, 2006 7:50 AM

Or it could be much more benign. Or just middling.

Posted by Eric Blair at April 5, 2006 9:01 AM

And the three last words?


Posted by Doug at April 9, 2006 7:41 PM