|In Star Dance, Grean (in her role as Hortensia) makes|
use of the theory of Temporal Amplification.
The Hortensia Dance Troop (pictured above)
Two copies of Bet and two of Lieserl assembled in Time.
Asimov insisted that Harlan's exquisite Technician's Touch, his amazing skill at finding the most effective way to initiate a Reality Change, was a mysterious power that could not be replicated by even the most sophisticated computational devices.
|The power of temporal loops.|
In Star Dance, Hortensia baffles poor Ghyl with "her" ability to look into the future and find ways to engineer complex Reality Changes. Unlike Harlan, who prized the simplicity of a Minimum Necessary Change, Hortensia is the master of the Amazingly Imaginative Outcome. The shape of Reality is putty in Hortensia's hands.
|Angela Pampuri - 1901|
|Isaac Asimov's The End of Eternity|
In The End of Eternity, it was almost impossible for the Eternals to even think about the possibility of traveling through time and meeting a second copy of yourself. Hortensia is forced to create a plan that depends on bringing together multiple copies of a few key humans in order to amplify their telepathic powers. The image at the top of this blog post is meant to depict a key gathering that includes two copies of Bet and two copies of her mother, Lieserl. When assembled, Hortensia's Dance Troop is able to use the telepathic powers of its members to penetrate the information stores of the Sedronic Domain, lead Grean to Gohrlay and make possible a negotiated end to the Time War.
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