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Re: VMs: Way OT: Parallel Universes

Bruce Grant wrote:

2. Does anyone on the list recall a story about a guy who starts drifting gradually sideways through alternative worlds that differ only slightly from one another? By the end of the story the changes have piled up and the world, though much like our own, is inhabited by intelligent reptiles.

Sounds like John Crowley's short novella "Great Work of Time"; the man was part of an organization that used time travel to preserve the British Empire. When he goes into the future (for the first time; they've always gone into the past before), he finds that his group's tinkering has caused radical unexpected changes-- including the existence of intelligent humanoid reptiles that are used as domestic servants...

Chris Gross

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