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So I received this letter... (help identify a story)
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Author:  martin mcg [ Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:39 pm ]
Post subject:  So I received this letter... (help identify a story)

So I received this letter addressed to Interzone but delivered to my address. My! someone is keen to get their annual poll vote in, I thought. But no, instead it's a heartfelt request for help from Rachel (aged ten)..

Can anyone help identify this story...

"A German girl in the seige of Berlin in the Second World War, who finds in a bombed-out museum a Babylonian ring which transports her mind back into past lives."

The girl - who may be called Welga - uses the ring to change history - first to stop Germany losing the war, then to stop the war starting, then to stop Hitler being born - but her changes don't have the consequences she expects.

If anyone can help then I can write back to Rachel and tell her to stop writing to me and start writing to Andy but soften the blow by answering her quesiton.

Cheers,

Martin McGrath

Author:  martin mcg [ Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:41 pm ]
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I should add, Rachel believes she read the story in Interzone and thinks it might, or might not, be by Stephen Baxter.

Cheers again!

Author:  Roy [ Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:38 pm ]
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Unfortunately no Baxter stories in IZ since 2002 so Rachel is seeing fairly old back issues.
There is a list of his stories in IZ here http://ttapress.com/interzone/egan_index/fiction.php#b

Author:  ohoward [ Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:40 am ]
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Aged ten? Cool.

Author:  Matthew Cook [ Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:24 pm ]
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I was thinking the same thing... Her parents need an award or a free muffin or something. :wink:

Author:  JimHawkins [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:01 pm ]
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Maybe somebody could ask SB if he recognises it???

Author:  Roy [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:07 pm ]
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We had a ten year old contributor once. Look up 'Teddy Cat'. Sean McMullen's daughter,Catherine S. McMullen She is not 10 now.

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