What Story Was It That...

Tom

An Old Friend
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Location
Gulf Coast
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.
 

Tom

An Old Friend
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Location
Gulf Coast
No, But what were the names of those stories, I think I'm losing my memory. I can't remember them
 

Tim

Creative Writer
Joined
Jan 16, 2005
Location
China
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.
 

Tom

An Old Friend
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Location
Gulf Coast
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.
 

DannyMcg

Scout
Joined
Aug 9, 2017
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.
The Practice Effect by David Brin?

Ten years for an answer!!!
 
Top Bottom