Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-08-2008, 09:45 AM
Finagle is offline
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Somewhere near Boston
Posts: 9,953
OK, I'll play. Two related stories by the same author. These were probably in one of the SF mags in the mid-80's or earlier, which is about when I stopped reading. Basic premise is that there's a race of women that can travel in parallel dimensions. They're fairly possessive of this ability.

The first story opens up with a woman (belonging to this group, though she doesn't know it) who comes in to work with a bunch of roses given to her by a nice old gardener. The roses are wet with rain although it's not currently raining.
That's pretty much all I remember from the first story.

The second story concerns a character who has the ability to make entropy run backwards. He gets in a wrecked car and it starts running better. Eventually he meets (the character from the first story?) and saves her from or helps her defeat the parallel-world travelling women/priestesses.

As I recall, the stories weren't written all that coherently, but the concept was interesting enough so that I've wondered if there were more stories set in that universe.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to:

Send comments about this website to:

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright © 2018 STM Reader, LLC.

Copyright © 2017