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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 05:24 PM
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Need a good science fiction example.
Specifically, I'm looking for examples of how another writer handled a Back to the future situation. Only in this case, the individual talks to their younger self. I'm looking for ideas on how to handle that kind of exchange.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 09:22 PM
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1. You'll find little better than Borges
August 25, 1983 deals with exactly the situation you're describing. Sort of.


There's also an X-Files episode that deals with this subject, though somewhat darkly. I can't remember the season or the title of the episode, but it also dealt with cryonics and spontaneous human combustion IIRC.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 06:51 AM
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2. Thank you Orrex!
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-11 09:13 AM
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3. The Book of Sand. Very cool.
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