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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni
Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
Atlantis Gate by Greg Donegan
Best-Loved Art From American Museums by Patricia Failing
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Counterfeit Gentleman by Clarence Budington Kelland
Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment by M. Rickert
Falling Angel by Eugene Mirabelli
Fatal Vows by Joseph Hosey
Finders Seekers by Gayle Greeno
A Foreign Country by Wayne Wightman
Gentle Giant Octopus by Karen Wallace
It's About Your Friend by Phillip Scott
Leave by Robert Reed
The Liar by Stephen Fry
Love and Sand by Howard M. Layton
Mort by Terry Pratchett
The Only Known Jump Across Time by Eugene Mirabelli
Pinkalicious by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann
Planetesimal Dawn by Tim Sullivan
Requiem of the Author of Frankenstein by Molly Dwyer
Ring of Hell by Matthew Randazzo V
The Scarecrow's Boy by Michael Swanwick
Strike Anywhere by Dean Young
Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
Walking the Rainbow by Richard René Silvin
The World I Imagine by Debbie Jordan
Za-Za's Baby Brother by Lucy Cousins


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Comments for The Only Known Jump Across Time

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionThe Only Known Jump Across Time: 11/11/08

I am still a relatively new subscriber to Fantasy & Science Fiction especially considering that next year the magazine has been in print for sixty years! Although there is no way I could possibly catch up on all those fantastic stories that have been printed in those years, I can enjoy the online reprints that they offer along with their newly printed issues.

"The Only Known Jump Across Time" is part love story and part history lesson. The romance is between two unlikely time travelers: Lydia Webster Chase and Enzo Augusto Capellino. The location of their jump: Cambridge, Massachusetts. The time of their jump: May 1928. Enzo is a tailor and Lydia is the daughter of a botany professor. A love of gardening brings these two together slowly over the course of 20 years before they break the fabric of time in the name of love.

The history lesson follows the creation of the time machine and a similar machine that's come to be known as the Van de Graaff generator. The closing paragraphs of "The Only Known Jump Across Time" reminds me of the later books in the Amelia Peabody series of mysteries by Elizabeth Peters. The story ends on a note thanking Abigail Capellino Beauchemin the daughter of Enzo and Lydia for her help by providing her father's notes and diagrams and her mother's diary. Although it's not a very science heavy science fiction short story, it is a wonderful and touching character study.

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