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The Time Machine Stories of Donald Keith from BOYS' LIFE
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Author:  beamjockey [ Fri May 14, 2010 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  The Time Machine Stories of Donald Keith from BOYS' LIFE

There was some interest in the Time Machine stories on another thread, so I thought I should give it a thread of its own.

I've just rounded up links to the text and illustrations of thirteen stories spread across 30 years of Boys' Life:

http://beamjockey.livejournal.com/150027.html

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In these stories, a Boy Scout patrol finds an abandoned Time Machine in the wilderness; the Smart Kid figures out the controls and they roar off to adventure, acquiring new patrol members from ancient Sparta and from 4000 A.D. along the way. [...] The Time Machine itself-- a luxurious saucer-shaped model-- was quite powerful, if not quite user-friendly. You could set the controls for any point in space and time, it was built to survive even in outer space, and it featured a time-viewer so you could study history or the future.


Anybody else remember these?

Author:  DavidWrightSr [ Fri May 14, 2010 4:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Time Machine Stories of Donald Keith from BOYS' LIFE

beamjockey wrote:
Anybody else remember these?

No, but I am grateful to you for finding them. I am interested in all things Time Travel
and look forward to reading them.

Author:  RobertJames [ Sun May 16, 2010 1:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Time Machine Stories of Donald Keith from BOYS' LIFE

I have never read the Keith, but there are two contemporary series of time travel stories for young readers that are well into the dozens now -- The Time Warp Trio, and the Magic Treehouse. OF the two, the Time Warp Trio is actually amusing.

Robert

Author:  TexasScot1952 [ Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Time Machine Stories of Donald Keith from BOYS' LIFE

I have a vauge memory of these stories. I was a Cub and Boy Scout from 1960 - 66(?) While I didn't read Boy's Life all of those years I am sure I read a couple of these stories. It will be fun to read the whole series over the next couple of weeks.
Thank's

Author:  EdHEdH [ Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Time Machine Stories of Donald Keith from BOYS' LIFE

beamjockey wrote:


Anybody else remember these?





I do remember a couple of stories from Boy's Life; I don't remember clear enough if they are the same ones.

I looked at the link (one of the stories) the names look familiar. 1959 would have been when I joined cub scouts.

Author:  beamjockey [ Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Time Machine Stories of Donald Keith from BOYS' LIFE

At this point, I've rounded up all 23 stories that I know of, with links, and written a Wikipedia article about Time Machine series.

I hope this will make the stories findable for those who wish to enjoy them.

Bill Higgins
bill.higgins@gt.org

Author:  vranger [ Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Time Machine Stories of Donald Keith from BOYS' LIFE

I'm years late to this discussion.

I just had a passing memory of these stories as I was reading a review of "The Door into Summer". I had a Boys Life subscription for several years in the 60s, starting well before I actually became a scout. If you read a time machine story in Boys Life, it was one of these.

I came across the same list of Google Books links that was provided twice in this thread, and was surprised and delighted to find out that there were so many more of these stories, and that they were published for a far longer span of time than I would ever have imagined. The few I read probably started with the three part serial from 1965. I may have read them through about 1971.

I just read the first one on my Kindle Fire. I had to zoom the page, which made some of the letters a touch blurred, but it's a short story so it wasn't too rough to read it that way. I'll try the next one out with my iPad to see if it does a better job of holding the resolution as it zooms.

Author:  beamjockey [ Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Time Machine Stories of Donald Keith from BOYS' LIFE

vranger wrote:
I'm years late to this discussion.
[...]
I just read the first one on my Kindle Fire.


Glad you're enjoying the stories. Some more science fiction in Boys' Life:
http://beamjockey.livejournal.com/tag/boys%20life

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