Short Science Fiction Review - Brian W Aldiss – The great Time Hiccup
1955 – Friday Project Press – Spoiler alerts
Some time in the future time itself will stop running smoothly and in its neat linear pattern. It will be a minor hiccup for the cosmos, but for humanity, the consequences of being thrown days, months or years into our past could be devastating.
From a space station, a group of scientists and medics recognise that they cannot stop the time distortions which so far throw us back in time, but which could also hurl us into the future too. They aim to ease our minds by releasing drugs over the planet that will reduce our metabolisms, and our intelligence enough for us to withstand the time-storm’s next big wave, but as they themselves could be hit by the effects of the hiccup, will they be in time?
Bold high concept thinking in one of Aldiss’s many mind-blowing stories.