Friday, April 07, 2006

The Time Traveler Speaks

Author Dan Simmons uses this little bit of fiction to hold a mirror to the USA of 2006 and to the times in which we live. At least, as a frequent viewer of the scifi channel, I hope it’s fiction. Read it at your own peril; time travelers have nothing to lose by telling you the truth.

I do sometimes wonder how history will look back on us and our preoccupations. I doubt it will be flattering. I only hope that some of it is written in English.