Here’s F for Fforde, and Thursday next. I had a lot of fun looking at old pulp fiction paperbacks to get reference for this one.
For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert.
― Jasper Fforde, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
Looping” was a slang term for Closed Loop Temporal Field Containment. They popped the criminal in an eight-minute repetitive time loop for five, ten, twenty years. Usually it was a Laundromat, doctor’s waiting room or a bus stop, and our presence often caused time to slow down for others near the loop. Your body aged but never needed sustenance. It was a cruel and unnatural — yet cheap and required no bars, guards or food.
Lost in a good book — Jasper Fforde
I thought he was making all that up…
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