Time Travel - Books that "Transport"

Who hasn’t yearned for a “do-over,” an opportunity to correct missteps, undo wrongs, take a different fork in the road or even rewrite history? As the saying goes, “hindsight is always 20/20.” Of course, we inhabitants of the real world cannot travel to the past and reset the future but writers are not constrained by the limitations of the space-time continuum; they venture wherever their imaginations take them. The cusp of the new year, when the slate for 2023 is still blank, is the perfect time to conjecture about what it would mean to possess a prescient advantage. If the concept of time travel intrigues you, check out the amazing works by the authors below. Click on a book jacket to be taken to a link in our catalog; you never know where or when you might land.

“There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a fourth, Time.”H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

"Though the ancients imagined immortality and rebirth and lands of the dead, time machines were beyond their ken. Time travel is a fantasy of the modern era. When Wells in his lamp-lit room imagined a time machine, he also invented a new mode of thought.”James Gleick, Time Travel: A History

“If you could take one ride in a time machine, which way would you go? The future or the past? Sally forth or turn back?...Do you prefer the costumed pageant of history or the techno-marvels to come? It seems there are two kinds of people.” James Gleick, Time Travel: A History

 


Published by Barbara Kokot on December 30, 2022
Last Modified June 13, 2024
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