Best Time Travel Books
A list of science fiction books dealing with the subject
of traveling through time.
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A search for a missing scientist, responsible for the Philadelphia Experiment
during World War II, takes his son, Ronald Montgomery, and his friends on an
exciting, epic-sized time travel adventure through biblical history and beyond.
While on his journey, he must confront incredible odds, facing the likes of
Pharaoh's army, and Adolf Hitler’s Nazi soldiers and villainous right hand man,
Bastian Wolfe. Joining him on this adventure are his prospective love interest,
Mary, his rival for her affections, Mack, Professor Jack Warren, and a
mysterious government agent named John Martin.
Along the way, this group of time traveling adventurers will also encounter
Noah, Moses, and even the Biblical strong man, Samson. Relive the Bible’s
greatest adventures through the eyes of our heroes, and learn the secrets of
America’s underground time travel organization, known as ATTA, sworn to defend
America from all enemies, past, present, and future.
It's a thrill ride that spans the centuries and makes you witness to the most
spectacular events of all human history!
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
laid the foundation for the multitude of time travel books, movies, and TV shows
to come. The book published in 1895 was later adapted into two feature films of
the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic
book adaptations. H.G. Wells himself was even portrayed to have been in a time
traveler on a Superman TV show, Lois and Clark.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
by Mark Twain actually preceded H.G. Wells classic Time Machine coming out in
1889. In it, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back
in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time
into thinking he is a magician - and soon uses his knowledge of modern
technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early
Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a
Planet of the Apes
First published in 1963, Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel launched one of the
greatest science fiction sagas in motion picture history. In the not-too-distant
future, three astronauts land on what appears to be a planet just like Earth,
with lush forests, a temperate climate, and breathable air. But while it appears
to be a paradise, nothing is what it seems.
They soon discover the terrifying truth: On this world humans are savage beasts,
and apes rule as their civilized masters. In an ironic novel of nonstop action
and breathless intrigue, one man struggles to unlock the secret of a terrifying
civilization, all the while wondering: Will he become the savior of the human
race, or the final witness to its damnation? In a shocking climax that rivals
that of the original movie, Boulle delivers the answer in a masterpiece of
adventure, satire, and suspense.
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge visits his past and his dreaded future in this very early
example of time travel by Charles Dickens first published way back in 1843.
6.The Chronic Argonauts
by H.G. Wells This was actually a short story that predates H.G. Wells more
famous book, The Time Machine.
The Time Traveler's Wife
the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a adventuresome librarian who travels
involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a
natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures
across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap,
and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's
unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.
In the Keep of Time
was written by Margaret Jean Anderson Four children slip into the past and then
the future while exploring an ancient Scottish tower.
A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
Fifty years ago, Madeleine L’Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and
the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and
their friend Calvin O’Keefe. When the children learn that Mr. Murry has been
captured by the Dark Thing, they time travel to Camazotz, where they must face
the leader IT in the ultimate battle between good and evil.
by Connie Willis Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place, with scores of time-traveling
historians being sent into the past. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl
Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to
talk her thesis adviser into letting her go to VE-Day. Polly Churchill’s next
assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of London’s Blitz. But now the
time-travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments and switching around
everyone’s schedules. And when Michael, Merope, and Polly finally get to World
War II, things just get worse. For there they face air raids, blackouts, and
dive-bombing Stukas—to say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their
assignments but the war and history itself are spiraling out of control. Because
suddenly the once-reliable mechanisms of time travel are showing significant
glitches, and our heroes are beginning to question their most firmly held
belief: that no historian can possibly change the past.
by Connie Willis, who was recently inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of
Fame, has received six Nebula awards and ten Hugo awards for her fiction
Traveling back in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of World War
II, was a routine excursion for three British historians eager to study
firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London
Blitz. But getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has turned Michael Davies,
Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal tourists into besieged citizens
struggling to survive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s more to
worry about than just getting back home: The impossibility of altering past
events has always been a core belief of time-travel theory—but it may be
tragically wrong. When discrepancies in the historical record begin cropping up,
it suggests that one or all of the future visitors have somehow changed the
past—and, ultimately, the outcome of the war. Meanwhile, in 2060 Oxford, the
stranded historians’ supervisor, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the
seemingly impossible task of rescuing his students—three missing needles in the
haystack of history. The thrilling time-tripping adventure that began with
Blackout now hurtles to its stunning resolution in All Clear.
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