|A lot of things are subject to the person, but to operate time he not in forces: that passed — that passed, return is not present. But the American fantast Robert Asprin is sure that travel to the past will be possible in the future. He also tells about it in the series "Station of Time". |
The natural cataclysm claimed the lives of many people, but presented survived opportunity to travel to the past: the Gate opening with a certain frequency conducting in a certain place and time in the past. Enterprising businessmen understood at once that from travel to the past it is possible to take to arrive, and considerable. So in places of a congestion of the Gate there were Stations of time allowing tourists to travel to various eras. And professional scouts of time, the first going in an unexplored gate, and the guides conducting for tourists tours in far (and not really) the last work at these stations.
The eighty sixth station of time (Shangri-la station which her inhabitants call simply La - la - landiya) lived the rough, but rather monotonous life exactly until when at station there was a red impudent little girl Margo Smith. It had a desire to become the first woman — the scout of time, and as the teacher she saw the most famous scout of time — Keith Carson who retired and living on VV-86.
Certainly, Keith Carson was delighted not with this idea and in every possible way avoided Margo. But she told him something such then it could not refuse to it. And that process of study went more cheerfully, it asked about the help of the friend, free guide Malkolm Moore who just looked for where to it to earn additionally. They do not know yet, from how many scrapes they should pull out Margo...
The Station of Time series written by Robert Asprina in a co-authorship with Linda Evans consists of four books:
- Scouts of time (Time Scout)
- Swindlers of time (Wagers of Sin)
- Eviscerators of time (Ripping Time)
- The house which was built by Jack (The House that Jack Built)
Robert Asprin's heroes go to the different countries and eras, catch swindlers and speculators disappearing in the past from the furious victims and even try to solve a riddle of the most famous serial murderer of all times and the people, Jack the Ripper, having gone to London the 19th centuries that the eyes to look at a crime scene.
It is fascinating, isn't that so? The station of time-86 will seem to someone a cheerful place, to someone — frightening, but boring it is impossible to call it precisely. In La - la - landii constantly something occurs and, of course, our heroes always appear in the epicenter of events! Go also you to travel to the past together with Margo, Keith and Malcolm, feel the brave scout of time.
Quotes from the book
To distinguish tourists from constant inhabitants of the eighty sixth it was simple. Tourists — is that with razinuty mouths, eyes, round from surprise, and constantly decreasing bank accounts. As if the children who found on a grandmother's attic and got on on themselves long ago the forgotten rags they were dressed up in the stuff declared by costumiers present "fashion of an eyelid". Usual awkward fuss with unusual subjects of a toilet, an exotic look the baggage and coins brought God knows from what countries gave out them even quicker, than, say, visitors on streets of New York the heads which are lifted up up.
Local, from the eighty sixth, on the contrary, differed in that similar did not do anything. They never on anything with astonishment did not stare, the most intolerable of tourist habits — to pose as know-it-alls who only and wait with whom to share the knowledge — typical bravado was absolutely unusual for them! — yes they could not distinguish drachma from a sestertion even if their life would depend on it.
That here, on VV-86, quite could happen.