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    Time Travel

    Can the membership suggest any Time Travel novels I could read.
    The resultant paradoxes always fascinate me.
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    The Time Traveler's Wife.

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    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

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    Slaughterhouse 5, though maybe you've already read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorLordRoxbro View Post
    Can the membership suggest any Time Travel novels I could read.
    The resultant paradoxes always fascinate me.
    Greetings Major! Have you ever read Cloud Atlas? Its principle conceit does not exactly involve itself with time travel but rather with what I might phrase as a continuum in time. Another by the same author, David Mitchell, which has similar characteristics is Ghostwritten. Mitchell is considered a post-modernistic writer, and though "different" his novels are quite accessible to the average reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volya View Post
    The Time Traveler's Wife.
    I didn't like the film, should that be anything to worry about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
    I have read it twice; very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFifthElement View Post
    Slaughterhouse 5, though maybe you've already read it.
    I read it years ago and now cannot remember the author?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DATo View Post
    Greetings Major! Have you ever read Cloud Atlas? Its principle conceit does not exactly involve itself with time travel but rather with what I might phrase as a continuum in time. Another by the same author, David Mitchell, which has similar characteristics is Ghostwritten. Mitchell is considered a post-modernistic writer, and though "different" his novels are quite accessible to the average reader.


    I haven't read it thanks for the suggestion. Is it one of your favourites?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorLordRoxbro View Post
    I read it years ago and now cannot remember the author?
    Slaughterhouse 5 was written by Kurt Vonnegut. It's a good read. I can also recommend Cloud Atlas, though as mentioned it's not really a book about time travel but rather a book which is set in a number of different time frames and genres with tenuous links between them all. It is a very clever book, full of literary allusions.

    A Tale for the Time Being is another book which tinkers with the idea of linkages through space-time. Not exactly a time travel book, but an interesting play on the question of time and being. Not surprisingly (given the title).
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    Time and Again, by Jack Finney

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    It's not precisely a Time Travel story but Piers Anthony did a series about the avatars of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and one of the characters lived backwards. I think he was "death" and his book was called "with an hourglass" or similar. Good series and trying to stay up with the paradox was mindbending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorLordRoxbro View Post
    I didn't like the film, should that be anything to worry about?
    I haven't seen the film myself but my parents did, they said it was terrible in comparison to the book. I thought the book was very good although there is not a huge focus on the sci-fi aspect of it, it is more about the difficulty of having a relationship with a time travelling man.

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    The Forever War, by Joseph Haldeman. Besides being one of my favorite Sci-Fi, it has a fascinating and seemingly scientific approach to time travel and light-speed travel (which, if my physics are correct, are one in the same). Also, if you have any interest in warfare and soldier drama, this should be a very good read for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorLordRoxbro View Post
    I haven't read it thanks for the suggestion. Is it one of your favourites?
    I think Ghostwritten was the better of the two books actually. I wouldn't say Cloud Atlas is necessarily a favorite of mine but it's author, David Mitchell, is enormously more talented as a writer than the last author I recommended to you - Susanne Collins - and the book is a much better work of art than any of the books in her trilogy.

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