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posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 06:43 PM
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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!




posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: AM10101

Erm....

Poul Anderson's "The man who came early"?

Or his other one.. "Three Hearts and Three Lions"?

Probably the first?

That's all I got... LOL


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posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

The Man Who Came Early!

You nailed it! Holy crap I've been wracking my brain for this past week. Thank you thank you thank you! You're awesome!



posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: AM10101
a reply to: Lumenari

The Man Who Came Early!

You nailed it! Holy crap I've been wracking my brain for this past week. Thank you thank you thank you! You're awesome!


I accept chocolate chip cookies as gratitude...


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posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: AM10101

Tell us the other stories that were in the book with it.

That might help.

NVM
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posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: AM10101

Surprised it wasn't here:

List of time travel works of fiction
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Yeah I saw this list as well during my searches and I can't believe it's not there. It certainly deserves to be; it's an awesome tale.



posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

I'm surprised as well, I grew up reading whenever I could and that one has always stuck in my mind.

Full disclosure.. I am a pretty big Poul Anderson fan.



posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 07:32 PM
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posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

I hereby dub thee Lord Chip of Chocolate, Master of the all the lands that lie between Morsel and Chunk. Long may you reign.



posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: AM10101

In case you want to read it online...
vvikipedia.co...



posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Thanks to the both of you!
I just read it and it is a very good read. I'd never heard of the book or the author, but I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Thanks again!





posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: recrisp

And here should be the start of your exploration of Poul Anderson.

Time Patrol.




posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 07:30 AM
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