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Studio 360: Time Travel | [Kurt Andersen]

Studio 360: Time Travel

Kurt Andersen thinks time travel is the ultimate fantasy. He's made peace with the fact that he probably won't be climbing into a time machine any time soon - because, he explains, he already has. The past isn't nearly as dead as we thought.
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Kurt Andersen thinks time travel is the ultimate fantasy. He's made peace with the fact that he probably won't be climbing into a time machine any time soon - because, he explains, he already has. The past isn't nearly as dead as we thought.

Next, Simon Wells (the great-grandson of H.G. Wells) directed the 2002 film adaptation of his ancestor's classic novel, The Time Machine - he explains his design for the time machine. David Goldberg thinks it will actually look more like a spaceship; he and Connie Willis also debate whether a visitor to the past would be able to reshape the future.

Finally, Connie Willis, a winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, admits she was first drawn to time travel out of a desire to go back and fix her own mistakes. Now she loves using it to allow her characters to experience history. She reads from her upcoming novel, Blackout, in which she sends time travelers back to World War II. [Broadcast Date: January 2, 2010]

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