Time Travel

The Accidental Time Machine / Joe Haldeman

Working as a lowly research assistant at MIT, Matt Fuller is working on a project to measure quantum forces related to time changes in gravity and electromagnetic force, when his calibrator is transformed into a time machine.

Dooms-Day Book / Connie Willis

A grim story of a 21st century academic marooned in a 14th century English village being ravaged by the Black Death. Willis’ story is the greatest post-modern time travel story of them all, a novel that combines a genre work with all the required components and a tour de force piece of storytelling.

The Time Machine / H.G. Wells

A scientist invents a machine that transports him far into the future where he discovers a changed world inhabited by two unusual races, the Eloi and the Morlocks.

A Wrinkle in Time / Madeleine L’Engle

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Outlander: a novel / Diana Gabaldon

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for Jamie Fraser, a young soldier.

The House on the Strand / Daphne du Maurier

When Richard Young discovers an experimental potion that can transport him back to the fourteenth century, he becomes involved in the lives of those in the past and the present, but his actions soon put his entire future in danger.

To Say Nothing of the Dog, or, How we found the bishop’s bird stump at last / Connie Willis

Ned Henry is shuttling between the 1940s and the 21st century, researching Coventry Cathedral for a patron who wants to rebuild it. But when the time continuum is disrupted, Ned must scramble to set things right.

Time and Again / Jack Finney

Simon Morley is selected by a secret government agency to test Einstein’s theory of the past co-existing with the present and is transported back to 1880s New York.

The Future of Another Timeline / Annalee Newitz

1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend’s abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too. 2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change.

An Ocean of Minutes / Thea Lim

To save her boyfriend Frank from a deadly virus, Polly agrees to work as a bonded laborer twelve years in the future, but when she is re-routed five years after she was supposed to arrive, she is forced to navigate her new life alone while trying to discover if their love has endured.

The Psychology of Time Travel: a novel / Kate Mascarenhas

The granddaughter of a noted time-travel scientist is alarmed when she receives a mysterious newspaper clipping from the future reporting the murder of a woman who just may be her.

This is how you Lose the Time War / Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hell bent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them.

All Our Wrong Todays: a novel / Elan Mastai

Living in an alternate world of flying cars, moon bases and plentiful food, aimless Tom Barren is blindsided by an accident of fate that leads to a time-travel mishap that lands him in our less-than-ideal 2016, where he discovers wonderful unexpected versions of his own life.

What the Wind Knows / Amy Harmon

Anne Gallagher travels to her grandfather’s childhood home in Ireland to spread his ashes, and finds herself pulled into the Ireland of 1921. There Anne meets Dr. Thomas Smith and his ward, a young boy whose mother is missing. Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?

The Shining Girls / Lauren Beukes

Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women burning with potential whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a house in Depression-era Chicago that opens unto other times.

Version Control / Dexter Palmer

Convinced that “nothing is as it should be; everything is upside down,” Rebecca Wright struggles to explain her conviction to her husband, physicist Philip Steiner, who’s skeptical to say the least. Could the “wrongness” that Rebecca perceives have something to do with Philip’s work? Philip has spent the better part of ten years developing a causality violation device. The CVD is NOT a time machine, although the way it works (if it, in fact, works) seems remarkably similar to how a time machine might behave, disrupting the space-time continuum in subtle, yet powerful ways.

How to Invent Everything: a survival guide for the stranded time traveler / Ryan North

A best-selling author and time-travel enthusiast details the science, engineering, mathematics, art, music, philosophy, facts and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up.

Time After Time: a novel / Lisa Grunwald

A magical love story, inspired by the legend of a woman who vanished from Grand Central Terminal, sweeps readers from the 1920s to World War II and beyond, in the spirit of The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W / Gabriel Brownstein

Nine brilliantly inventive stories capture the eccentricities of the residents of Manhattan’s West 89th Street.

Somewhere in Time / Richard Matheson

Matheson’s classic novel tells the moving, romantic story of a modern man whose love for a woman he has never met draws him back in time to a luxury hotel in San Diego in 1896, where he finds his soul mate in the form of a celebrated actress of the previous century.