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How is the paradox of time travel solved? Can someone in the Midkemian reality meet his older self?

From: Raymond E. Feist
Date: 23 October 1998

I haven't decided yet. As a reader, I love the time travel paradox stuff and think that a lot of stories are delightful because of it.

I'm incline to leaning to the approach used in the new show 7 Days (which is quite worth watching if you're into action/adventure near-SF) on UPN. When you go back in time you "unwind it," so if you go back in time a week, the "you" that was there ceases to have existed until you leave again, and then that "you" must deal with the consequences of whatever you set in motion.

On the other hand, if the story needs it, I might change my mind on that and have Pug talking to himself.

On the third hand, Macros is dead and doesn't show up any pace in the future, because if he was going to, he already did it, if you see the point.

One thing about the time trap in Darkness. They were encapsulated in a time sphere, at a location that's "outside" normal space/time, the Garden. That made that series of events unique, and changed the rules radically.

Best, R.E.F.


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