Crosstime Traffic

Crosstime Traffic

by Lawrence Watt-Evans

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ISBN-13: 9781936771486
Publisher: FoxAcre Press
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Lawrence Watt-Evans is the author of more than forty novels and more than a hundred short stories in the fields of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. He lives in Maryland with his wife and the obligatory writer’s cat. Visit his website at

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Paranoid Fantasy #125
Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers27
A Flying Saucer with Minnesota Plates41
An Infinity of Karen47
The Drifter54
Storm Trooper72
One-Shot87
Truth, Justice, and the American Way89
Real Time96
New Worlds100
One Night At A Local Bar115
Science Fiction120
Watching New York Melt145
Monster Kidnaps Girl At Mad Scientist's Command!147
Windwagon Smith and the Martians164
The Rune and the Dragon179
The Palace of al-Tir al-Abtan196
The Final Folly of Captain Dancy209
The Man Who Loved Dragons260
After the Dragon is Dead267
Afterword: Ten Years After269
About the Author274

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Crosstime Traffic 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I returned the book before I wrote this review, so I can't remember exactly all the stories. I liked the two (three? No, only two) Harry's All-Night Hamburgers ones - Why I Left... is excellent, A Flying Saucer with Minnesota Plates is amusing. The Hole one is...depressing, actually. I like the other Hole one, in Celestial Debris, better, though that also has its depressing aspects. There are various other parallel-world stories - lots of different ways and reasons to cross. I liked Monster Kidnaps Girl at Mad Scientist's Command - as Watt-Evans says, he tried to write a story where that would be an accurate headline. It's not, really, but it's New York Times or Washington Post inaccurate (slanted for sensation) rather than Inquirer inaccurate (made up out of whole cloth). And it has a happy ending. I enjoyed the descriptions and explanations as much as the stories - it's fun to see what the author thinks about his work. There was no one story, nor the whole lot combined, that was magnificent and made it necessary for me to own this book; but I'm glad I read it and I expect I'll reread it sometime.