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What Story Was It That...

Discussion in 'Books' started by Tom, Feb 3, 2008.

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  1. Tom

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    The time traveller jumped ahead into the body of a lobster in a march?
     
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    The people found themselves in a world where entrophy worked backwards. The old axe was the freshly built one and the sparkling new one was the most used. The wagon wheels were lubricated with a fluid that was super slippery and the wagon fell of the cliff and learned to fly.
     
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    The hero worked the strings of magic by plucking them like musical instruments
     
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    the new wizard kid learned that the trees can talk
     
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    Feeling OK tonight?
     
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    No, But what were the names of those stories, I think I'm losing my memory. I can't remember them
     
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    Beats me. I bet there must be a million stories out there and we only each have read so many of them. I'll admit to having read over a thousand Sf novels in my life but none of those ring a bell.
     
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    Yeah, you got me on that one. It does remind me of a Trek episode or two.
     
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    Each of those posts were for a different story. I figured if one rang a bell it would allow for easy quoting. I should have been more clear.

    I 'think' the first is a short story by Gregg Bear. The lobster tells the story as seen by a time traveller trapped in some future migration. Its mostly a monologue but there is some action when they are spotted by a group of sharks.
    I don't think it is 'Blood Music' but I will have to reread it to be sure. If I remember correctly 'Blood Music' is set on a different planet.

    Too bad there isn't a search engine that allows you to plug in book/story details. If I knew one iota about programming or coding I would make us one.

    Anyway, I don't think this story was a full book but possibly a story in a magazine or on a website. I remembering it not being a very long read.
     

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