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Old 12-02-2008, 11:18 AM   #81
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"I hate time travel." -Kathryn Janeway

I personally don't consider time travel and traveling to alternate realities Hard SF... and especially when accomplished by ships made out of quartz by Victorians using "Platternite." (Not that the story isn't good, mind you--I haven't read it.) Time travel and alternate realities are wonderful and inventive theories, with obvious attractions, but without any concrete basis... which makes them Soft SF.
Imho, one of the reasons Baxter's sequel is better than Wells' original is his hard science approach.
'Time Ships' is a classic.
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