"William E. Emba"|
Another Fintushel Big-Bang-And-Back Totally-Weird adventure,
the plot concerns a business conflict in the helium market.
Somebody dickered with the primordial nucleosynthesis, and
somebody else wants to change it back.
Explicit algebra, with commentary, involving Hubble's constant
shows up as part of an explanation of what is happening at one
`Ylem', by the way, is the Primordial Stuff of the universe,
according to Norse mythology. The word was used by George
Gamow as part of the Big Bang model, but it never caught on.
Appeared in ASIMOV'S (Oct 94) pp 10-35.
("De Rerum" in ABORIGINAL SCIENCE FICTION is a sequel.)