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If he laughed and went inside, other Ambrose Harmons would fall to their deaths.

The stains were still wet. Better to read fiction!

In some timeline, very close, someone had thought to bring him coffee. Deutsch provides myriaf more time and chance for evolution to play with–in his theory, the world we live in one of an uncountable infinity of parallel worlds. And picked the gun off the newspapers, looked at it for a long moment, then dropped it in the drawer. The Confederate world’s “stapler,” granted an immediate patent, had bought two more ships.

At least Wilcox had had motive. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. And the pilot had brought back an artifact. In “Wait It Out”, an astronaut marooned on Pluto exposes himself to the planet’s extreme cold, intending to go into frozen sleep until rescue eventually comes, but finds his brain still functioning due to superconductivity. Take the Cuban War.

All the Myriad Ways by Larry Niven

For example, while I’d never read this book, I had read most of its stories within other collections. At the time that project had looked as harebrained as the rest: It had hit other cities too. And that had given Trimble the shivers.


Every choice made by every man, woman, and child on Earth was reversed in the universe next door. It was an okay yarn, though the idea was clearly of more importance to Niven than the characters or the story. Refresh and try again.

But each image was slightly different. But— There was a pilot by the name of Gary Wilcox. They’ve found a world line in which Kennedy the First was assassinated. See the endless rows of Gene Trimble, each at his desk. The hammer fell on an empty chamber. Dec 30, Jack rated it really liked it.

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It didn’t do to think too much about these alternate timelines. It it’s proved true, for example, what’s the point? The universe split every time someone made a decision.

Convinced as he was that Crosstime was involved in the suicides, Trimble—some other Trimble—might easily have decided to take a trip in a Crosstime thhe. Some were bleeding and cursing as men run into the room following the sound of the gunshot. I lost faith when he was writing his fascist military books together with Jerry Pournelle but I got this from a friend and it was worth a few hours reading. Gene Trimble spread the mgriad paper on his desk. If Crosstime hadn’t paid off, thee might have gone through the remains of his fortune in the past four years.


Atomics had been used, here, and now Cuba was uninhabited, and some American cities were gone, and some Russian. For the call had come in at 8: There was no luck anywhere. While some of the science has been superseded, the storylines are still engaging; characterization one of his weak points is not as much of an issue in short stories, another reason why I often prefer them.

He would go get the coffee and he wouldn’t and he would send somebody for it, and someone was about to waye it without being asked. The choice not to commit suicide, or not njven commit a crime, seems meaningless if one knows that in some other universe, the choice went the other way. To ask other readers questions about All the Myriad Waysplease sign up.

He could use an editor. He stood up to go home and slowly sat down again.

Niven assumes that all of Superman is super so that each of his sperms would batter its way into her egg ,arry wouldn’t matter really as his ejaculation would blow off the top of her head. Somewhere in the back of his mind was a prodding sensation: Aug 08, Michael Bafford rated it liked it.

There is a sword and sorcery story which foretells his series that begins with The Magic Goes Away.