Time travel in books and other literature

Time travel makes a welcome appearance in many novels, novellas and short stories. This is a list of such literature (at least the ones I’ve read and planning to read) and will be updated in time. Reviews will be published on the blog, likewise, as time permits! Links here will become active accordingly!

Most reviews here are positive – not because I love everything I read, and certainly not because my reviews and opinions are biased (which would be insane), but simply because I’m more willing to invest my time and effort in writing something about something I enjoyed reading, rather than about a book which I thought was terrible. (That said…I still hold the right to have a good whinge about books I don’t like though! πŸ˜‰ )

Actually about the honest reviews…not all of my reviews have the disclosure that I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Why? Because any review which isn’t honest isn’t a review. It’s a load of crap. And I’d like to think that you’d expect no crap from me!

Happy reading!


5 Stars

  • Epilogue: Time Machine Chronicles (Jaime V. Batisha)
  • Exploits in Time (Nicholas Thomas)
  • Syncing Forward (W. Lawrence)
  • The Paradox War (C.J. Moseley)
  • The Chronothon (Nathan Van Coops)
  • The Mindtraveler (Bonnie Rozanski)
  • The Accidental Prologue (Andre Mazeron)
  • The Man Who Folded Himself (David Gerrold)
  • The Time Ships (Stephen Baxter)
  • The Anubis Gates (Time Powers)
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
  • The End of Eternity (Isaac Asimov)
  • All You Zombies (Robert A. Heinlein)
  • By His Bootstraps (Robert Heinlein)
  • The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century (Harry Turtledove)
  • About Time (Jack Finney)
  • Tau Zero (Poul Anderson)

  • 4 Stars

  • The Map of Time (Felix J. Palma)
  • Return to Sender (Fred H. Holmes)
  • Trapped in Time (Clay Brandenburg)
  • Somewhere in Time (Richard Matheson)
  • Loveless and Godstone Regret (Mark Williams)
  • Crossing in Time (D.L. Orton)
  • The Flight of the Horse (Larry Niven)
  • Lightning (Dean Koontz)
  • October the First is Too Late (Fred Hoyle)
  • The Accidental Time Machine (Joe Haldeman)
  • Timeline (Michael Crichton)
  • Planet of the Apes (Pierre Boulle
  • The Door into Summer (Robert A. Heinlein)
  • In Times Like These (Nathan Van Coop)
  • The Wanderers of TIme (John Wyndham)
  • The Seeds of Time (John Wyndham)

  • 3 Stars

  • The Time Machine (H. G. Wells)
  • Bridegvine (John Feldman)
  • The Clock that went Backward (Edward Mitchell)
  • The Chronic Argonauts (H. G. Wells)
  • Time Twisters (compilation edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg)
  • Timescapes: Stories of Time Travel (compilation edited by Peter Haining)
  • Red Dwarf: Backwards (Rob Grant)

  • 2 Stars

  • The Photo Traveller (Arthur J. Gonzalez)
  • Replay (Ken Grimwood)
  • The Whatever Society (Steve Richer)

  • 1 Star

  • The Mirror (Marlys Millhiser)
  • Selected Shorts and other Methods of Time Travel (David Goodberg)
  • Time and Again (Jack Finney)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
  • The Time Jigsaw Deliverance (David Munro)
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog (Connie Willis)

  • Unrated: On reading list / not read yet

  • Time of Death (Josh Anderson)
  • Hexad: The Factory (Al K. Line)
  • The Windmill of Time (Jeff Goldberg)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Mark Twain)
  • A Sound of Thunder (Ray Bradbury)
  • Bones of the Earth (Michael Swanwick)
  • Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
  • Fire Watch (Connie Willis)
  • Legions in Time (Michael Swanwick)
  • Lest Darkness Fall (L Sprague De Camp)
  • Palimpsest (Charles Stross)
  • Pastwatch (Orson Scott Card)
  • Scherzo with Tyrannosaur (Michael Swanwick)
  • The Battle of Long Island (Nancy Kress)
  • The Best Time Travel Stories of the Twentieth Century
  • The Door Into Summer (Robert Heinlein)
  • The Light Of Other Days (Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter)
  • The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
  • The Very Slow Time Machine (Ian Watson)
  • Up the Line (Robert Silverberg)