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Time to the power of Tim

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Time travel in the works of Tim Powers: The Anubis Gates, Three Days to Never, The Medusa's Web. Talk given at Washington DC Science Fiction convention, Capclave 2016.

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Time to the power of Tim

  1. 1. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Time to the Power of Tim John Ashmead
  2. 2. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Secret History "I made it an ironclad rule that I could not change or disregard any of the recorded facts, nor rearrange any days of the calendar – and then I tried to figure out what momentous but unrecorded fact could explain them all."
  3. 3. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Planet Nine “I arrived at the plot … by the method that astronomers use in looking for a new planet— they look for ‘perturbations,’, wobbles, in the orbits of the planets they’re aware of, and they calculate the mass and position of an unseen planet whose gravitational field could have cause the observed perturbations — and then they turn their telescopes on that part of the sky and search for a gleam.”
  4. 4. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Three Time traveling Tales
  5. 5. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Three Time traveling Tales
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  7. 7. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Three Time traveling Tales
  8. 8. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Anubis Gates
  9. 9. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Anubis Gates • Steampunk time machine
  10. 10. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Anubis Gates • Steampunk time machine • William Ashbless
  11. 11. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Anubis Gates • Steampunk time machine • William Ashbless • Gates in the ice
  12. 12. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Anubis Gates • Steampunk time machine • William Ashbless • Gates in the ice • Timelines I & II
  13. 13. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Anubis Gates • Steampunk time machine • William Ashbless • Gates in the ice • Timelines I & II • Sailing to Freedom
  14. 14. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Burning Gates Of Anubis
  15. 15. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 William Ashbless
  16. 16. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 William Ashbless
  17. 17. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 William Ashbless
  18. 18. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 William Ashbless
  19. 19. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 William Ashbless
  20. 20. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 William Ashbless
  21. 21. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 William Ashbless
  22. 22. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 William Ashbless
  23. 23. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Gates in the Ice
  24. 24. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Gates in the Ice Time is comparable to a river flowing under a layer of ice.
  25. 25. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Gates in the Ice Time is comparable to a river flowing under a layer of ice. …
  26. 26. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Gates in the Ice Time is comparable to a river flowing under a layer of ice. … and no one can get out of the river because of the ice roof.
  27. 27. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Gates in the Ice Time is comparable to a river flowing under a layer of ice. … and no one can get out of the river because of the ice roof. …
  28. 28. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Gates in the Ice Time is comparable to a river flowing under a layer of ice. … and no one can get out of the river because of the ice roof. … Something happened to punch holes in the metaphorical ice cover. …
  29. 29. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Gates in the Ice Time is comparable to a river flowing under a layer of ice. … and no one can get out of the river because of the ice roof. … Something happened to punch holes in the metaphorical ice cover. … Spread out across 600 years there’s a … shotgun pattern of gaps
  30. 30. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016
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  35. 35. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  36. 36. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  37. 37. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  38. 38. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  39. 39. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  40. 40. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  41. 41. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  42. 42. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  43. 43. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  44. 44. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  45. 45. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  46. 46. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  47. 47. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  48. 48. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  49. 49. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Timeline/Anubis
  50. 50. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 It’s unknown, whatever happens to me from here on out, he thought with a smoldering elation as untied the rope. No book I ever read can give me any hint. It may be that I’ll capsize the boat and drown within five minutes, or it may be I’ll live another twenty years!
  51. 51. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 3 Days to Never
  52. 52. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 3 Days to Never • Whence Lieserl Maric?
  53. 53. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 3 Days to Never • Whence Lieserl Maric? • Bicycle based time machines
  54. 54. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 3 Days to Never • Whence Lieserl Maric? • Bicycle based time machines • 5th dimension of time
  55. 55. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 3 Days to Never • Whence Lieserl Maric? • Bicycle based time machines • 5th dimension of time • Fate of a butterfly
  56. 56. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Lisa Marrity
  57. 57. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Lisa Marrity • Illegitimate daughter born 1/27/1902
  58. 58. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Lisa Marrity • Illegitimate daughter born 1/27/1902 • Dies at the very start of novel
  59. 59. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Lisa Marrity • Illegitimate daughter born 1/27/1902 • Dies at the very start of novel • Transported by a time & space machine to Mt. Shasta
  60. 60. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Lisa Marrity • Illegitimate daughter born 1/27/1902 • Dies at the very start of novel • Transported by a time & space machine to Mt. Shasta • A swastika made of gold wire!
  61. 61. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Lisa Marrity • Illegitimate daughter born 1/27/1902 • Dies at the very start of novel • Transported by a time & space machine to Mt. Shasta • A swastika made of gold wire! • Said machine being much in demand in the rest of the novel
  62. 62. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Bicycle time machines
  63. 63. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Bicycle time machines • Film is actually Chaplin’s lost A Woman of the Sea
  64. 64. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Bicycle time machines • Film is actually Chaplin’s lost A Woman of the Sea • Daphne pyrokinetically burns tape
  65. 65. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Bicycle time machines • Film is actually Chaplin’s lost A Woman of the Sea • Daphne pyrokinetically burns tape • Attracting the attention of several competing forces
  66. 66. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Mystic/Scientific
  67. 67. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 • Swastika of gold Mystic/Scientific
  68. 68. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 • Swastika of gold • Cement slab with Chaplin’s imprints Mystic/Scientific
  69. 69. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 • Swastika of gold • Cement slab with Chaplin’s imprints • “Woman of the Sea” Mystic/Scientific
  70. 70. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 • Swastika of gold • Cement slab with Chaplin’s imprints • “Woman of the Sea” • Pack of letters from Einstein to “Grammar” Mystic/Scientific
  71. 71. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 5th dimension of time
  72. 72. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 5th dimension of time
  73. 73. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 5th dimension of time
  74. 74. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 5th dimension of time • The Einstein time machine lets you hover in a 5th dimension, outside of your own light-cone
  75. 75. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 5th dimension of time • The Einstein time machine lets you hover in a 5th dimension, outside of your own light-cone • Selecting an entry point
  76. 76. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 5th dimension of time • The Einstein time machine lets you hover in a 5th dimension, outside of your own light-cone • Selecting an entry point • But a Harmonic Convergence is needed to provide the energy
  77. 77. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 5th dimension of time • The Einstein time machine lets you hover in a 5th dimension, outside of your own light-cone • Selecting an entry point • But a Harmonic Convergence is needed to provide the energy
  78. 78. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Laplace vs Heisenberg
  79. 79. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Laplace vs Heisenberg • Butterflies,
  80. 80. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Laplace vs Heisenberg • Butterflies, • Chaos,
  81. 81. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Laplace vs Heisenberg • Butterflies, • Chaos, • And the unexpected
  82. 82. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Medusa’s Web
  83. 83. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Medusa’s Web • Spiders
  84. 84. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Medusa’s Web • Spiders • Snakes & ladders
  85. 85. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Medusa’s Web • Spiders • Snakes & ladders • Medusa’s Garden
  86. 86. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 The Medusa’s Web • Spiders • Snakes & ladders • Medusa’s Garden • Fade to Black
  87. 87. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Spiders
  88. 88. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Spiders Inked on the paper was jaggedly eight-limbed abstract figure
  89. 89. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Spiders Inked on the paper was jaggedly eight-limbed abstract figure …
  90. 90. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Spiders Inked on the paper was jaggedly eight-limbed abstract figure … the figure seemed to rotate, or to be about to, and the corners of the limbs were suddenly bristly with finer lines, and now it appears to consist of a dozen dissipating legs, curling and spinning.
  91. 91. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Spiders Inked on the paper was jaggedly eight-limbed abstract figure … the figure seemed to rotate, or to be about to, and the corners of the limbs were suddenly bristly with finer lines, and now it appears to consist of a dozen dissipating legs, curling and spinning.
  92. 92. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Before & After
  93. 93. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Medusa’s Garden
  94. 94. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Medusa’s Garden • Spiderbits
  95. 95. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Medusa’s Garden • Spiderbits • Wheelbugs
  96. 96. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Medusa’s Garden • Spiderbits • Wheelbugs • Fractured time
  97. 97. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Medusa’s Garden • Spiderbits • Wheelbugs • Fractured time • One group wants to “cancel” the spiders
  98. 98. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 “That’s just our aunt, blowing up again.”
  99. 99. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 “That’s just our aunt, blowing up again.” • Cancelling rhythm
  100. 100. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 “That’s just our aunt, blowing up again.” • Cancelling rhythm • Like matter/anti-matter
  101. 101. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 “That’s just our aunt, blowing up again.” • Cancelling rhythm • Like matter/anti-matter • Platonic ideal of the spider (the Medusa Spider)
  102. 102. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 “That’s just our aunt, blowing up again.” • Cancelling rhythm • Like matter/anti-matter • Platonic ideal of the spider (the Medusa Spider) • And no activation for the paper
  103. 103. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Science+Fiction
  104. 104. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 • Secret histories/ experimental facts Science+Fiction
  105. 105. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 • Secret histories/ experimental facts • Master the trade Science+Fiction
  106. 106. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 • Secret histories/ experimental facts • Master the trade • Disciplined imagination Science+Fiction
  107. 107. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 • Secret histories/ experimental facts • Master the trade • Disciplined imagination • Does it work? Science+Fiction
  108. 108. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 • Secret histories/ experimental facts • Master the trade • Disciplined imagination • Does it work? • Questions for each other! Science+Fiction
  109. 109. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Thanks!
  110. 110. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Thanks! • Ferne
  111. 111. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Thanks! • Ferne • Colleen
  112. 112. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Thanks! • Ferne • Colleen • Capclave
  113. 113. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 Thanks! • Ferne • Colleen • Capclave • & Tim Powers!
  114. 114. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 References
  115. 115. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 References • Relativity - Einstein
  116. 116. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 References • Relativity - Einstein • The Character of Physical Law - Feynman
  117. 117. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 References • Relativity - Einstein • The Character of Physical Law - Feynman • Labyrinth of Time - Lockwood
  118. 118. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 References • Relativity - Einstein • The Character of Physical Law - Feynman • Labyrinth of Time - Lockwood • Sneaking a Look at God’s Cards - Ghirardi
  119. 119. http://timeandquantummechanics.comTime to the Power of Tim - Capclave Oct 8th, 2016 References • Relativity - Einstein • The Character of Physical Law - Feynman • Labyrinth of Time - Lockwood • Sneaking a Look at God’s Cards - Ghirardi • Time Travel - Gleick

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