Time Travel story search

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by Robert Boswell, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Robert Boswell

    Robert Boswell New Member

    Hello. This is Bob and I am new here. I joined because I am looking for a specific story I remember reading as a kid (probably in the 50's or early sixties). it was a time travel story about a group that would change the future by effecting maximum change with minimum actual effort. I remember only that the central change made was to simply push a child's block back on a closet shelf so that a child could not see it. This minor change affected the future in a major way. Does anyone out there know the story and or its author? I am not sure if this was a short story, a novel, or a novella. Thank you

    Bob
     
  2. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

  3. Robert Boswell

    Robert Boswell New Member

    K,

    Thanks. I shall check. Any chance you have the handles of these guys?

    Bob
     
  4. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    Gilbert and Tom. Gilbert in particular amazes us.
     
  5. Robert Boswell

    Robert Boswell New Member

    Thanks k. I appreciate the response.
     
  6. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    I see they are playing hard to get. I'll post a little nudge but it will be my Amazon ID.
     
  7. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    That's better but Gil must not have it either or he would post. At least they're all into the challenge though. I know I'm going to check it out once it's discovered.
     
  8. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    Hi Bob, I don't remember the detail about the "child's block" but the bit about a group of people "affecting maximum change with minimum effort" sounds like the Eternals from Isaac Asimov's The End of Eternity (1955).
     
  9. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    Bob, did you see what happened on the "hopeless" search thread at Amazon sci-fi forum? That's what Gil does. So he's drawing a blank on yours or he would post. Never does until he's sure. Yours has more people searching and I would bet it will be figured out if End of Eternity isn't the one.
     

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