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do over time travel story old man wo invents machine to return to his younger self

tchism

In this story an old man invents a machine to return his mind to his younger self. He eventually meets another person who has done the same thing with a future version of his machine, only to go back into a distant ancestor in the hope of finding him. He discovered her because he used the phrase 'would you believe' before get smart sure on tv, and recognized her mandelbrot set pictures were also to early in time.

Replies:   Gauthier
zellus

https://storiesonline.net/s/54697/remix
https://storiesonline.net/a/Detroitmechworks

Not_a_ID
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Pretty sure it isn't Remix. The one he is referencing goes further back, IIRC.

The method used in the "do over" time travel also involved genetic factors as well. As it was possible to go back to a time before your own, you just needed to have some form of genetic match with them.

An additional plot item, if I recall correctly is the female time traveler, having come from a MUCH later time, had some tricks of her own. Such as having knowledge/information encoded into her genome which she had some means of using, and shares with him.

Edit: Which actually gives me an idea on "a workable plot device" for something I've been kicking around... Which probably won't go anywhere beyond the mental chew toy stage.

Replies:   zellus
zellus

@Not_a_ID

That might be so, but Remix is the only story that I remember that contains a "mandelbrot" painting.

Gauthier
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@tchism

@zellus

the only do-over with a mandelbrot painting and "would you beleive" is:

"reversion" by Varangian (and) Kellis aka Varkel

https://www.asstr.org/~kellis/varkel/rev/chaps.htm

you may have to manually switch encoding to iso/windows/occidental instead of utf8.

Other do-over with mandelbrot paintings:
"Remix", "Antelope Freeway", "Beauty"

Replies:   zellus
zellus

@Gauthier

"reversion" by Varangian (and) Kellis aka Varkel


You're correct, I completely forgot about this story.

tchism

It was reversion! Thanks so much

zellus

It seems that the asstr link, is suffering from bad codes, and is displaying "?-marks".
For a better reading experience try this link:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160306024558/https://www.asstr.org/~kellis/varkel/rev/chaps.htm

Centaur

Or you can go here. exact copy of asstr with out havng to change udf8 settings for strange characters

http://users.dhp.com/~kellis/varkel/rev/chaps.htm

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