Behold the Time Machine

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


In 1988, Spain is celebrating the four centuries of its victory since her invincible Armada crushed England’s fleet, making the monarchy the world’s dominant empire. In this alternative history by John Brunner (1934–1994), a major player in Spain’s triumph was and remains the Society of Time, of which time traveler Don Miguel Navarro is a Licentiate in Ordinary and loyal subject of His Most Catholic Majesty Philip IX, Rey y Imperador. For a short novel of peril compiled in expanded form in 1969 from three linked stories published in the British magazine Science Fiction Adventures, it remains a thoughtful if neglected study of time paradoxes and opportunities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damien Broderick
    • 1
  1. 1.San AntonioUSA

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