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Old 12-03-2013, 10:49 AM
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George Gamow's Mr. Thompkins in Wonderland has several versions of Earth that demonstrate relativity and quantum effects as if they existed in the real world. There's the view of a quantum pool table (the balls stretch out into multiple probabilities as they are struck). The most memorable is a world where the speed of light is 10 mph: from the street, people become narrow as they ride a bicycle, while on the bicycle the telephone poles move together. There's also the old woman who comes up to a young man coming off a train and saying, "Grandfather!."

John E. Stith also played with the speed of light on Redshift Rendezvous, set on a spaceship where different levels have different speeds of light.

There's also David I. Masson's short story "Traveller's Rest," which has a world where time moves faster the nearer you get to the poles.