The Hitler Paradox by Liam Hogan

“You can’t.”

“Why not?”

“Because everyone does it.”

“That’s nonsense!”

“Suppose you go back to the day he was born.”

“Sounds good to me.”

“You fail.”

“What? How hard could it be to kill a baby?”

“Easy enough, if you have the stomach for it. But still,
you fail.”


“Because someone else went back on his first birthday and
tried to kill him then, so you couldn’t possibly have

“But that’s-“

“And he failed, because someone tried to blow him up in
July 1944.”


“Quite. It’s you meddling time travellers who have set his
life in stone!”

Liam Hogan is an Oxford Physics graduate and award winning London based writer. His short story “Ana”, appears in Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (NewCon Press) and his twisted fantasy collection, “Happy Ending Not Guaranteed”, is published by Arachne Press.