January 16, 2012 05:48PM
I was wondering, am I the only one who loves to read a well-executed Time Travel now and then?

I just finished From Time To Time by Jack Finney and was absolutely enamored with it (now trying to track down the sequel). In a nutshell, it's about an ordinary man from the 1970s, who travels to the 1880s in order to find out why a certain letter was posted on a certain day. There's more to it, of course, the time travelling is on a secret government project and he has all sorts of adventures in the past, but the main plot ties to this central question.

I loved the set-up of this book, the way that time travel was described and particularly, how the book raised all sorts of questions about how we would experience the past and of course the time-old question of what happens when you change anything in the past.

Does anybody have any other recommendations for time-travelling novels? There is of course the whole time-travelling subplot in the Thursday Next novels (and I love everything that Thursday's father tells us about time-travelling, such as the way time always tries to get back to old standards, etc.) and fanfiction-wise, there was the excellent Fitzwilliam Darcy, Time Traveller recently, which was a fantastic unravelling of P&P from the time-travelling angle.

Are there other books you would rec? Or some that you would warn against?

Is it not strange that sheeps' guts should hale souls out of men's bodies?

Time-Travelling well done

Mari A.January 16, 2012 05:48PM

The Domesday Book by Connie Willis

Barbara V.January 29, 2012 03:51PM

Slight correction

Mari A.January 17, 2012 05:27PM

I should add ...

Mari A.January 16, 2012 09:11PM

Oh, and another one ...

Mari A.January 16, 2012 09:23PM

Re: Time-Travelling well done

Katharine TJanuary 16, 2012 06:09PM


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