"The Way It Should Be, called "Another Time Traveler," with a nod to H.G. Wells. In it, I posit a scientist who invents a time machine and travels back to "before the Big Bang" (which physicists tell us is impossible because time didn't exist before the Big Bang). He encounters a being, a Super Scientist, who has set an infinite number of universes going in separate dimensions, each slightly different from the others, in order to see how they play out. The Traveler decides to kill this being out of fear that it will decide to terminate the experiment. Your opinion?" -Mollyann Tabachnikov
First Mollyann, the book sounds interesting. I always find it interesting how different authors deal with the multitude of possible universes/dimensions posed in multiversal stories. The Scientist is the intelligence behind the permutations of existence, making him/her the God figure in the story? I think that is pretty cool.
My questions are. Is the Scientist a solo entity? Or does s/he live within a universe like we do? And if that is the case, the possibilities that another intelligence has done a similar experiment is daunting. If the Traveler kills him, what are the repercussions for doing so? Does the death of the 'Creator' somehow affect the experiment? What drove the scientist to do such a thing?
Granted I haven't read your story yet. I will have to find it and do so. But I think there is a mind-boggling amount of creative material open to you. It has made me think, what a wonderfully fun playground you have allowed yourself in.
Thanks for the feedback, Robert. The story was originally simply a one-off short piece. I hadn't considered expanding it, and I'm not sure I want to now. I just thought the idea was interesting.