The Big List of Time Travel Adventures

 Written by Robert F. Young
 from antiquity to 2016

   “Time Travel Inc.”
by Robert F. Young
First publication: Super-Science Fiction, Feb 1958

I found this in one of three old sf magazines that I traded for at Denver’s own West Side Books. (Thank you, Lois.) Both the title and the table-of-contents blurb (They wanted to witness the Cruxifiction) foreshadow Moorcock’s “Behold the Man,” although the story is not as vivid.

 Oh . . . The Cruxifiction. You want to witness it, of course— 

[Apr 2014]
   “Production Problem”
by Robert F. Young
First publication: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jun 1960

Bridgemaker has never had any trouble making money, but it’s a different vocation that he longs for, a vocation that was apparently widespread in the past, so he sends men from Timesearch, Inc., to find the secret that had to exist in the past.

 Our field men have explored the Pre-Technological Age, the First Technological Age, and the early years of our own age; but even though they witnessed some of the ancient technicians at work, they never caught a glimpse of the machine. 

[Jul 2016]
   “The Second Philadelphia Experiment”
by Robert F. Young
First publication: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jul 1964

No, the first Philadelphia experiment wasn’t the one you’re thinking of. Instead, it was Ben Franklin’s first kite-flying escapade. Bet you didn't know he had a second kite that produced a message that Franklin struggled to interpret.

 —to the Dick the Disk Show, brought to you by W-D-U. 

[Aug 2016]

   “When Time Was New”
by Robert F. Young
First publication: If, Dec 1964

At the behest of a paleontological society, adventurer Howard Carpenter, heads back to the Age of Dinosaurs to scope out an anachronistic fossil, where among other things, he runs into two terrified kids from Mars and a gang of Martian kidnappers.

 79,061,889 years from now, this territory would be part of the state of Montana. 79,062,156 years from now, a group of paleontologists digging somewhere in the vastly changed terrain would unearth the fossil of a modern man who had died 79,062,156 years before his disinterment—Would the fossil turn out to be his own? 

[Mar 2016]
 


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