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AlbertMeansWell
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I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
This topic has always fascinated me.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


kicker22
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
Timeline by Michael Crichton was pretty enjoyable. Read it back in high school for bonus in chemistry class.


auyushu
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Member since Jan 2011
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
Lightning by Dean Koontz
Timeline by Crichton
Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove
All You Need is Kill (manga movie Edge of tomorrow was based on)
Hyperion series by Dan Simmons


The Time machine by HG Wells and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court by Mark Twain are time travel classic books.

Night Watch by Terry Prachett is a great book involving time travel, but you wouldn't want to read it without reading the first 3 books of his city watch series first.


wareaglepete
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
Replay by Ken Grimwood is a great read. Kind of part time travel and part Groundhog Day.


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Midget Death Squad
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
The End of Eternity - Isaac Asimov


I am currently reading this now, and so far it's great. I love Asimov, so I am a bit biased. It's an interesting premise, and as is standard with Asimov it deals with a conflict of ethics. Here's a summary from Amazon:


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One of Isaac Asimov's SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the 20th century. It is widely regarded as Asimov's single best SF novel and one every SF fan should read.

Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are always costs.


Jyrdis
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
The Order of Time is a pretty good nonfiction book.


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TTownTiger
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Austin
Member since Oct 2007
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
Recently finished The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. I loved it.

Maybe not necessarily time travel. More like being stuck in a time loop.

Plot (non spoiler): Harry August was born in 1918, lives a full life, and dies in 1989. When he dies, he immediately gets reborn again in 1918 in the same body to the same parents to relive the same life. This continues to happen over & over. Catch being - he keeps all of his memories from his prior lives. While on his death bed of his 11th life, he is visited by a 6 year old girl who says, "I nearly missed you, Doctor August...I need to send a message." When he is reborn for his 12th life, the message she left sends him on a mission that might literally take lifetimes to complete.

It's witty. Looks a lot into religion and science and the relationship between the two. Also has a lot of suspense and I'd consider the 2nd half to be a full blown spy novel.

Amazon link to the book

Amazon reviews do include more of the story that I think are borderline spoilerish, so read them at your own risk.


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auyushu
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Surprise, AZ
Member since Jan 2011
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
Oh, forgot to mention Mark Lawrence's Impossible times trilogy that came out the end of last year, it's time travel oriented and is very good as well.


auburn32
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Auburn
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
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Recently finished The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.


I'll second this rec. I just read it too.


MSTiger33
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Member since Oct 2007
16750 posts

re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
Sorry for the hijack, but you should check out Dark onnNetflix


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rebelrouser
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
Dooms Day Book by Connie Willis and Dark Matter by Blake Couch but that is more of an alternate universe. Dooms Day Book is great.


Ace Midnight
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
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Timeline by Michael Crichton


Second. Way better than the movie (and I don't say don't watch the movie, but your time is better spent on the novel).

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is going to be another one. Probably the first time travel story I ever read, before even -

The Time Machine - H.G. Wells (but OP probably has read or is familar with this one at least)



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Ace Midnight
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
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Lightning by Dean Koontz


This is another one I forget. Second this one, also.


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Thurber
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Member since Aug 2013
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
As others have noted, Timeline by Crichton. I remember not being able to put it down.


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Palo Gaucho
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
11/22/63 - Stephen King


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amgslg
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
The Time Traveller’s Wife

The book is much better than the movie.


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Sneaky__Sally
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Member since Jul 2015
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
End of Eternity is the most interesting time travel book I have read.

I am not a real big fan of the time travel subgenre where often it is just a big examination of the time loop idea. This one has a unique feel to it.


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Barroom
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
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11/22/63 - Stephen King



This was a pretty good book. Good recommendation


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Sus-Scrofa
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: I need some recommendations for books on Time Travel.
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Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove


A pretty ridiculous book, but you have to give the artist who did the cover credit. Lee holding an AK will grab your attention at the bookstore.


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