The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. review – the dark art of time travel
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Quantum physics meets practical magic in Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland’s farcical sci-fi fantasy

As the vector of time is deathward, time as such is tragic, at least for mortal beings like you and me. It follows from this that stories about overcoming time tend towards the comic, because at root they are fantasies of escape from mortality. The most obvious current example is Doctor Who, with a hero who evades death by the magic of “regeneration”.

Of course, there are counterexamples. The...


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