Timons Esaias. Hollywood after 10. (Asimovs October/November 2015)

asimovs1510114A short piece on the well-established trope of travelling back in time to make changes.

A group of people travel back, spending time and effort to blend into a mid-20thC Hollywood, to attempt to change the ‘communist’ witch-hunt across Hollywood. As such, we get to see Humphrey Bogart playing chess, and some other famous names, but the story just doesn’t do enough to make revisiting this historical trope worth the effort. Trampling well-trodden trope grapes doesn’t have that much effect, as so much of the juice has already been drawn from them.

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