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Old 08-12-2019, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CalMeacham View Post
If I were going to be snarky, I'd say you should tell that to Exapno. But I'm not, so I won't.
(In case anyone misses the reference...)

Originally Posted by CalMeacham View Post
I was strongly influenced by L. Sprague de Camp's Lest Darkness Fall
Yeah, I couldn't help being reminded of that book when I read the description of yours
It just occurred to me that I'd never seen anyone treat what seems to me a very obvious fear and problem of time travel -- what if your time machine b4reaks down? And you know that no one will be coming to your rescue? Could you repair it on your own, without modern technology?
I seem to recall one or more of the Family Guy episodes featuring Stewie's time machine involving him having to repair it to avoid being stranded in the past. And of course Marty McFly has to get his time-traveling DeLorean to work using 1950's technology in Back To The Future. But those aren't really the same kind of story that you seem to be talking about here.