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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.


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


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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.
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
I have The Named--maybe should re-read. :) Thanks!
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.
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
And a very good book it is! :)
Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
The Prisoner of Azkaban! Possibly my fave of the HP movies.
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, good point! I didn't even think of the time turner. :)
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.
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!
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?
Aug. 4th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's awesome! Thank you again!
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.


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.
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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