Virtual Read-Aloud, Hall of Mirrors, Frederic Brown

Virtual Read-Aloud: “Hall of Mirrors,” Frederic Brown

You step into a time machine . . . and step out into – what? And where? And when?

Frederic Brown (1906 – 1972) was an American author of “short short” stories, with many of his publications printing at three pages or fewer. Brown’s works are predominately fantastical, with much of his bibliography falling under the science fiction, mystery, and fantasy genres.

Hall of Mirrors” is classic science fiction paradox, featuring the endless loop created by a journey through a time machine. But can the loop ever be broken, and if so, what are the consequences?

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