Literature / Chronos

Chronos is a series of short stories (dubbed as "Episodes") by CtraK.

In 1988, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Russian/Soviet/Merchant scientist Dmitri Kuznetsov invented the Kuznetsov device, a machine that facilitates the creation of different dimensions and flows of time, and as a result, travel through time and space.

As he utilises the machine's capability, however, it becomes increasingly clear that the history of the world he lived in and understood has become increasingly unrecognisable, and the travellers he picked up along the way are similarly displaced.

After his sudden and premature death, the remaining time travellers band together to form the Time Travellers' Union (SLK), an organisation dedicated to fixing the mistakes of the past (and present, and future) and to prevent the device from ever being used again. But just as their aims are complete, a defector in their ranks takes to naming himself King Chronos, hides himself in the labyrinthine structures of the time flows the SLK knows of, and effectively selling opportunities for various, previously ignorant individuals to take advantage of the technology, for good or ill.

At the nadir of their efforts, the SLK makes one last attempt at destroying time travel before its invention - apparently the one impossible temporal paradox. As the mission once again fails improbably, one more traveller is dragged into the mire - and this time, events become even more complex...


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