Elsewhen

Publication date:1941.09
Genre:Science fiction novella
Preceded by:—We Also Walk Dogs
Followed by:By His Bootstraps
Wikipedia page

“Elsewhen” is a novella by Robert A. Heinlein. It was first published with title “Elsewhere” in the September 1941 issue of “Astounding Science‐Fiction,” under the pen name Caleb Saunders.

Exposition

The story is about five diverse students who attend a philosophy seminar. The professor explains that he learned how to use his mind to go back in time and correct a bad mistake in his life. Using hypnosis he lets them travel to alternate worlds of their choice…