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 Post subject: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:50 pm 
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Thought it might be nice for people to plug books that they think are really good by subject...

Ignoring the obvious or greats.

So I thought I start the ball rolling with time travel


The Man Who Folded Himself, by David Gerrold.

I bought this in hardcover when it first came out in Forbidden Plant in London.
Got on the bus back home (Leicester) and had finished it before we got there!

Dan gets given a box after his Uncle Jim dies, in the box is a belt and a manuscript.
And with that one of the best time travel story's I've ever read is off and running.
With more twists and turns than a twisty turny thing.

And...

Reply, by Ken Grimwood.

The only book I know where the lead character dies in the first sentence, really, he does.
Is a look in the what if's of life I suppose.

Go out now and buy both!


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:03 pm 
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"Timeline" by Michael Crichton is ok, but it's not really time-travel persay, more "parallel dimension at different points in the same timeline". But as with all Crichton novels, be prepared for made up science!

And really, you bring up time travel novels and neglect to mention H.G. Wells "The Time Machine"?! FOR SHAME!

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:20 pm 
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Alyindar wrote:
"Timeline" by Michael Crichton is ok, but it's not really time-travel persay, more "parallel dimension at different points in the same timeline". But as with all Crichton novels, be prepared for made up science!

And really, you bring up time travel novels and neglect to mention H.G. Wells "The Time Machine"?! FOR SHAME!



Err, I refer the honorable gentleman to the line in post one which states 'Ignoring the obvious or greats.'
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:50 pm 
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The Deathstalker series has time travel in it...

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Honorable gentlemen?! Do not insult me further sir. I shall see you in the courtyard at 6:00 promptly, dueling pistols at 20 paces. Or maybe slap fight at 3 meters?

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:44 pm 
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I read a novella called The Chronological Man not really about time travel but really good. To my knowledge it's only available through kindle but I haven't really researched that. It is a very enjoyable story and while searching it seems like part 2 is out now.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:40 am 
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I like Doctor Who books :)


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:54 pm 
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Be warned, "The Time Traveler's Wife" is not about time travel! Just a man who is temporally challenged.

I've read a couple of Doctor Who books (mostly 9th and 10th doctor stuff), not bad, I need to try some of the 6th and 7th Doctor Who novels, I've heard those were some of the best of the era.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:28 am 
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I'm looking forward to reading Connie Willis's To Say Nothing of the Dog.

Buy I've got to finish 3 men in a boat first.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended reading for... Time Travel
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:42 pm 
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I've always been a big fan of Harry Harrison's "The Technicolor Time Machine". Using a time machine for the purposes of creating a terrible B movie... Is pretty much the awesomest thing one could do with a time machine.

spoilers in link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Technicolor_Time_Machine


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