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Looking for time travel recs

Hello blog readers! Can you recommend to me your favorite books/movies/TV shows involving time travel? Particularly time travelers who travel purposely through means under their control: as in Doctor Who and Diana Wynne Jones’ A Tale of Time City, for example.

Feel free to warn me away from any that really didn’t work for you as well.

Thanks!

Originally published at Megan Crewe - another world, not quite ours. You can comment here or there.

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catherinehaines
Aug. 1st, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Marianne Curley's The Guardians of Time trilogy (starting with The Named) is about young people who travel through time to save the world as part of a job-thing.

She has another book involving time travel, Old Magic, but it's not so controlled travel.
megancrewe
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
I have The Named--maybe should re-read. :) Thanks!
larah33
Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis is the only book I've read in the time-traveling historian universe.
megancrewe
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
And a very good book it is! :)
deenaml
Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
The Prisoner of Azkaban! Possibly my fave of the HP movies.
megancrewe
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, good point! I didn't even think of the time turner. :)
deva_fagan
Aug. 2nd, 2011 09:29 am (UTC)
Another vote here for TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG by Connie Willis. One of my all-time favorites! I haven't read BLACK OUT/ALL CLEAR yet, and I liked (but did not love) DOOMSDAY BOOK. I did like the way she has time travel work in terms of "rules".

Other than that, Dr Who is most definitely my favorite time travel story...

I think that new book RUBY RED is about time travel? Have not read it though.
megancrewe
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, I really enjoy Connie Willis's time travel books (though I haven't read the newest duology yet either). I'll take a look at RUBY RED--thanks!
deva_fagan
Aug. 2nd, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
I just remembered that one of my favorite bloggers does a time-travel feature every Tuesday: http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/p/time-travel-books.html

Perhaps there's something there that might be of interest?
megancrewe
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's awesome! Thank you again!
gleitichsmith
Aug. 2nd, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
Children’s Books:

THE CHRONAL ENGINE, by Greg Leitich Smith (Clarion 2012).

THE SWITCHING WELL and 11,000 YEARS LOST, both by Peni Griffin, but I believe their time travel is an accident.

Hemphill/Riddleberger STONEWALL HINKLEMAN AND THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN uses some magical devices.

On screen:

The Star Trek episode CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER is probably one of the better uses of time travel on the show (there were also a lot that weren’t so good ).

KATE & LEOPOLD, with Hugh Jackman and Meg Ryan, is charming.

BILL & TED’s EXCELLENT ADVENTURE has some nice time travel elements.

BACK TO THE FUTURE (at least the first one).

HEROES tv series. Some of the time travel is inconsistent, though.

General:

Nahin’s TIME MACHINES: TIME TRAVEL IN PHYSICS, METAPHYSICS, and SCIENCE FICTION has a pretty good rundown of time travel stuff both theory and discussions of movies, books.
megancrewe
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks for all the recs! I hadn't heard of some of these. :)
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