Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Wells, Blish And Moore

HG Wells, The Time Machine (London, 1973)
"'There are really four dimensions, three of which we call the three planes of Space and a fourth, Time. There is, however, a tendency to draw an unreal distinction between the former three dimensions and the latter, because it happens that our consciousness moves intermittently in one direction along the latter from the beginning to the end of our lives.'" (p. 8)

"'There is no difference between Time and any of the three dimensions of Space except that our consciousness moves along it.'" (p. 8)

"'Our mental existences, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave.'" (p. 10)

James Blish, The Quincunx Of Time (New York, 1983)
"'...if time is a linear dimension, just like length, height, and width, then the entity that I see before me as Captain Weinbaum is only a second-by-second section through a much larger entity, one of whose extensions is invisible to me...And the consciousness of Robin Weinbaum is moving along that entity in that invisible direction.'" (pp. 101-102)

Alan Moore, Jerusalem (London, 2016)
"It was as though while people were still living they were really frozen motionless, immersed in the congealed blancmange of time, and simply thought that they were moving, when in truth it was just their awareness fluttering along the pre-existing tunnel of their lifetime as a ball of coloured light." (p. 363)

I comment on this general concept here. The next post will copy another relevant comment.

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