"The Esteemed"

Title"The Esteemed"
Year for Search2019
AuthorsReed, Robert(b. 1956)
Secondary TitleAsimov’s Science Fiction
Volume / Edition43.1/2
Pagination152-94
Date PublishedJanuary/February 2019
ISSN Number1065-6298
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

A manipulative time traveler visits various timelines in Earth’s past with variants of one family responding to the visits, all of which relate to catastrophes, including nuclear war, global warming, and the misuse of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence. Third story in the series that includes “Veritas.” Illus. Mark Evans. Asimov’s Science Fiction 26.7 (318) (July 2002): 102-40, which is set in ancient Rome; and “Truth.” Asimov’s Science Fiction (October/November 2008): 168-224, which is set in an alternative early 2000s. It was made into the move Prisoner X (2016), written by Reed and Gaurav Seth (b. 1968) and directed by Seth.

Author Note

(b. 1956)

Full Text

2019 Reed, Robert [David] (b. 1956). “The Esteemed.” Asimov’s Science Fiction 43.1-2 (January-February 2019): 152-94.

A manipulative time traveler visits various timelines in Earth’s past with variants of one family responding to the visits, all of which relate to catastrophes, including nuclear war, global warming, and the misuse of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence. Third story in the series that includes “Veritas.” Illus. Mark Evans. Asimov’s Science Fiction 26.7 (318) (July 2002): 102-40, which is set in ancient Rome; and “Truth.” Asimov’s Science Fiction (October/November 2008): 168-224, which is set in an alternative early 2000s. It was made into the move Prisoner X (2016), written by Reed and Gaurav Seth (b. 1968) and directed by Seth.