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Aristotle and the Gun (1958) [Short Story]
by L. Sprague de Camp Rating: Weighted - 6.2 / Average - 5.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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"Aristotle and the Gun" is a story of a modern scientist trying to go back in time in order to help Aristotle understand the scientific method which would, in his opinion, make the world a better place to live in.

Published in Astounding, February 1958. Reprinted in:

  • Robert Adamsí Book of Alternate Worlds, ed. Robert Adams, Pamela Crippen Adams & Martin H. Greenberg, NAL/Signet 1987
  • The Legend Book of Science Fiction (1991)
  • Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History, ed. Gardner Dozois & Stanley Schmidt, Ballantine Del Rey 1998

Original title: Aristotle and the Gun
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsTime Travel

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Legend Book of Science Fiction, the (1991) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , Roger Zelazny , William Gibson , Brian W. Aldiss , Samuel R. Delany , Cordwainer Smith , Bruce Sterling , Keith Roberts , Lucius Shepard , Pat Cadigan , L. Sprague de Camp , Jack Vance , James Tiptree, Jr. , Damon Knight , Michael Swanwick , Theodore Sturgeon , John Kessel , Howard Waldrop , Gene Wolfe , Connie Willis , Ed Bryant , Joanna Russ , Jack Dann , R. A. Lafferty , Edgar Pangborn , Richard McKenna
     Roads not Taken (1998) [Anthology]
      Authors: Gregory Benford , Greg Costikyan , A. A. Attanasio , L. Sprague de Camp , Michael F. Flynn , Mike Resnick , Robert Silverberg , Harry Turtledove , Gene Wolfe , Bruce McAllister

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