The Idea of Time, Charles Hepworth Holland, 1999, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 150 p. (Hardcover $69.95) ISBN: 0-471-98545-7.

In Slaughterhouse Five, arguably the greatest anti-war, science-fiction novel ever written, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. introduces readers to Tralfamadorians, an intelligent and advanced group of extraterrestrials who possess a very different view of time from Earthlings. Tralfamadorians, Vonnegut says, “ … (see) all time as (Earthlings) might see a stretch of the Rocky Mountains.” As Vonnegut's main character, Billy Pilgrim, further explained: “ … the Universe does not look like a lot of bright little dots to (Tralfamadorians) …...

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