posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 06:43 PM
I can't recall the story name nor the author but I'm hoping someone might have read this and can point me in the right direction.
It's about a US Air Force airman whose plane is transported back through time to old (maybe 500 AD? 1000?) Scandinavia? Norway? Sweden? I can't
remember exactly. Anyhow the gist of the story is him acclimating to life in that time. He accidentally kills a man and has to pay wergild. An older
native takes him in and notes how soft he is and how much he doesn't know and begins to teach him how life is there. It goes into a lot of detail
about how this airman is incredibly smart, but none of his skills are useful in the time he's been thrust into. Like 'what good is knowing how to
fly an airplane when you can't build one and fly it and never will be able to?'
I've been trying for days to figure out the name of this short story. It was in a collection of time-travel stories I picked up as a younger man and
I've since lost the book. It was such an interesting story and I'd really love to find it again.
Here's hoping someone else has read it and can remember either the name or the author. Thank you!