Empires of Time

  • Damien Broderick
Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)


One of the most persistent themes in science fiction and philosophical reflection alike is the question “What If—?” Give me a time machine, as Archimedes did not say, and I will change the past. But is it genuinely possible to modify what is already part of the historical record, even with time travel? Or is the logical impossibility of rewriting the known past sufficient evidence that time machines just cannot exist, no matter how much power and subtle knowledge is available?

Fiction Works Discussed, Plus Suggested Reading

  1. Robert Silverberg Hawksbill Station The Masks of Time/ Vornan-19 1968bGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damien Broderick
    • 1
  1. 1.San AntonioUSA

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