Stewart C. Baker is a new contributor to The Insignia Series, and his story, ‘Love & relativity’ is an interesting Indian sci-fi piece that’s sure to linger after reading.
‘Love & Relativity’ by Stewart C. Baker
The psychiatrist assigned by Headquarters suggested I start a diary to help me cope with your ship’s disappearance. Instead, I’m going to write you a bibliography.
I won’t write every day, and maybe you’ll never read this anyway, but it helps to think that someday I’ll be able to show you what I’ve written here. To think that somehow, someday, we will bring you home.
Can’t write any more today.
I miss you. I love you.
Source: ‘Special Relativity, The Universe, and You’ (New Beginnings Press: London, 2028)
Date Read: December 3, 2036
Summary: Time is not an absolute, but depends on your location in the ‘hypersurface of the present’—a map of all physical space. The speed of visible light limits observations to events already past, so the past is all there is.
Notes: While reading, I discovered I was pregnant. It’s strange to think that once she’s born, I’ll only ever be able to see what she was—even if it’s only a few nanoseconds difference. I wonder, if someone is inside you, can you still connect at the speed of ‘now’?
Ravi from mission control keeps calling, but they are no closer to learning what became of your ship.
Be safe. I love you.