“The Brooklyn Project,” William Tenn, 1948

“The Brooklyn Project,” William Tenn (Philip Klass), 1948 – Scientists demonstrate the power of their “oscillating time machine” to a group of reporters.  They claim that their experiments in no way affect the present, yet the reader has reason to suspect otherwise.

Comments: A humorous dig at the recorders of “knowledge” (scientists, reporters). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction ranked Tenn as “one of the genre’s very few genuinely comic, genuinely incisive writers of short fiction.” (Wikipedia)

Author: Wikipedia: “William Tenn was the pseudonym of Philip Klass (May 9, 1920 – February 7, 2010), a British-born American science fiction author, notable for many stories with satirical elements.”


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