Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I couldn't help thinking as I read Stephen Baxter's "Formidable Caress," "Has Christopher Nolan read this story??" The way the time stratification between the different levels of the world in which these people lived fascinated me and of course, reminded me of the way each layer of a dream in Nolan's latest masterpiece Inception worked in a very similar way. For each level one goes deeper into a dream, time slows down considerably. The same for the Lowlands, the Platform and the Shelf in Baxter's story. Is this idea an ancient one that I had just never come across before in other literature, etc? Does anyone have other examples of this idea?