"Time Considered as a Series of Thermite Burns in No Particular Order" is a 2011 science fiction short story by Damien Broderick. It is about a husband and wife team who travel through time to help prevent disastrous events from occurring.
Bobby and his wife have gone back in time for a special mission. This isn’t their first time traveling trip either, oh no – they are veterans of crossing timelines. With his neutral garb and a backpack full of “required items” Bobby finds himself in a fashion conscience Melbourne in the year 2073. Unfortunately he sticks out like a sore thumb, but after some minor harassment he makes his way to the library to look for a special collection that needs to be “taken care of” before it becomes too dangerous!
Some Juicy Tidbits About This Story
- Word count: 3,769 (6 pages)
- Did you know that Damien Broderick is an Australian science fiction writer who holds a Ph.D. in Literary Studies and has won several Ditmar Awards? Yep. You can learn more about this talented author at Wikipedia.
Where To Find Time Considered as a Series of Thermite Burns in No Particular Order
- This short story first appeared in May 2011 on the web site Tor.com – where you can still read it online for free!
Craving More SF Stories Like This One?
If you liked "Time Considered as a Series of Thermite Burns in No Particular Order" then be sure to take a look at the other time travel stories I have reviewed – there have been some cool ones!