If you could travel through time, would you? Where, or should that be when, would you go—the past or the future? How far would you go? These are just some of the questions confronting Zy when he discovers a strange house, a strange new friend, and an even stranger gadget . . . but is he dreaming it all? Join Zy on his first adventure into the distant future . . . and into his own past.
The tiny writing on the back of the device contained a passage reminding the prospective traveller of the danger of using the device’s ‘interact’ mode. Watch and learn is best you see You learn lots but risk nought Not one will even see you there No need to get distraught But should you wish to interact At risk are lives you see As there are but 1000 trips Available from me There may be even fewer For I have been used before So if you use me one more time It may be your last tour. Zy explained that this meant that a person could travel through time as many times as they liked ... if they just watched things unfold using the ‘watch-learn’ mode. However, if they were to activate the ‘interact’ mode and interact with the environment, there were infinitely more dangers. Firstly, each device was only able to transport a traveller (or a party of travellers) a thousand times in ‘interact’ mode, and each trip to the past counted as one and the return trip as another. To compound the problem further, previous users of the device may have decided to undertake more trips before returning to their point of departure. To add to the dilemma even further, each device was deliberately made not to display the number of trips undertaken (or remaining) so that the intending traveller (or travellers) would have to seriously consider their choice of travel mode before they activated the ‘interact’ mode –effectively because each trip could be their last.
I have been interested in science fiction for a long time. I used to watch Star Trek with my father when I was a boy. I still enjoy watching science fiction movies and TV shows. I particularly enjoy movies involving time travel - "Back to the Future", "Deja Vu" and "Star Trek" to name a few. It is this interest that spurred me to dabble in a science fiction story. I live in Australia with my wife and two young children. I enjoy watching movies, either in the cinema or from my extensive DVD and BluRay movie library.