Thursday, 3 February 2011
Speaking to you from tomorrow - A Master of time. Linda Strachan
I have always wanted to be a time traveller and if you are where home is for me, in the UK, then I am writing this in your future. I am currently in New Zealand where it is presently Thursday afternoon but at home it is still Wednesday night.
Trying to communicate with people at home requires a certain amount of thought about time - what time it is here, and will anyone be awake there? There are also strange things that happen when you discover that you either lose of gain a day while flying across date lines. What day is it and what happened in that day that you lost?
When I am writing there is also a sense of being the master of time. Time, for your characters, can move slowly or incredibly fast. Those elongated moments during an accident when time seems to stand still, or while waiting for something momentous to happen when time crawls. There is the rush of time when so much is happening that time flies.
Time is fascinating - and that is without even beginning to consider science fiction time travel where paradoxes can abound.
Strangely, while I write this on the tv is a programme about time travel, a coincidence?
Dead Boy Talking by Linda Strachan
Spider by Linda Strachan -Winner of the Catalyst Teenage Book Award 2010
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