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Old 01-19-2009, 04:08 PM   #121
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The Didymus Contigency by Jeremy Robinson, I am not much for religion type stuff normally but I thoroughly enjoyed this. No idea if it is available as an E-book though, I own the TPB.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #122
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You might try The Accidental Time Machine by Haldeman. Haven't read it yet but it's on my wish list. Here's the synopsis

Grad- school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose in taking a time-machine trip himself--or so he thinks.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:17 PM   #123
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I can also second slayda's recommendation on 1632. Although the time travel takes place in the first chapter. It's a very interesting read and, at least at one time, it was a freebie.

I understand Flint wrote this as a one off, but it was so popular, he's written several more in the series.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:18 PM   #124
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You might try The Accidental Time Machine by Haldeman. Haven't read it yet but it's on my wish list. Here's the synopsis

Grad- school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose in taking a time-machine trip himself--or so he thinks.
I actually came to this thread right now to suggest just that book.

I have read it, it was actually my first Haldeman. I absolutely loved it and i have read many of his other novels. not the best book I have read by him, http://www.librarything.com/catalog....earch=haldeman , but one of the better books i have read.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:34 PM   #125
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I can also second slayda's recommendation on 1632. Although the time travel takes place in the first chapter. It's a very interesting read and, at least at one time, it was a freebie.

I understand Flint wrote this as a one off, but it was so popular, he's written several more in the series.
That is an exceptional understatement. There are I believe 7 novels, as well as 21 anthology collections set in that universe.
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:59 AM   #126
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I absolutely love, love, love Jodi Taylor's "The Chronicles of Saint Mary's" series of time travel books. She is a wonderful writer, very witty, and the stories are delightful. Her new one ("Lies, Damned Lies and History") comes out in May (can't wait, jumping up and down). Her website/blog: jodi-taylor.com
[!Be careful, there is a porn star with the same name lol]
(FYI, first book is "Just One Damned Thing After Another"; new book is #7; she is on Goodreads.com also)
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:27 PM   #127
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First there are some books that don't do badly with Time Travel. Usually the Travel is just a fraction of the story.

That said, there are inherently terrific limits on the idea of Time Travel that I have never seen any author handle the details of well.

The simplest and easiest idea to work with is a limited one way trip to the future. Anything beyond that doesn't bear scrutiny well.
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:55 PM   #128
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Since the thread has been ressurected, I'm going to recomend a really good book.

11/22/63 by Stephen King.



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On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination—a thousand page tour de force.

Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment—a real life moment—when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history.

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

A tribute to a simpler era and a devastating exercise in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:12 PM   #129
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Yes! I loved 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Hadn't read him for YEARS when I picked this up a couple of years ago (?) and really liked it. (Haven't liked his recent work but gave this one a go; glad I did!)

--- I actually came back here to post a few more recommendations :-)
"In Times Like These" (Nathan Van Coops)
Group of friends get electrocuted and go back in time (a lot better than it sounds -- and it's free right now on Amazon)

"Downstream - Episode 1" (Nick Jones) - have not read; it's in my TBR pile; also free on Amazon

"The Day She Died" (Bill Garrison) --A mystery. In this time-travel whodunit, a middle-aged coffee-shop owner always wondered what his life would have been like if he'd stayed in town the day his college fiancee disappeared, the victim of an unsolved crime. One morning he wakes up 20 years earlier and gets the chance. I liked this one a lot. ($4 on Amazon)

"Time Travel Adventures of the 1800 Club" (Robert McAuley) -- a series of 12 (!) books that I flew through, each different time periods. Enjoyed a lot. Each book runs about $2 on Amazon.

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Old 02-15-2016, 07:42 PM   #130
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Since the thread has been ressurected, I'm going to recomend a really good book.

11/22/63 by Stephen King.

The other day I saw a trailer for the movie.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:26 AM   #131
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I strongly recommend Marlene Dotterer's The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder and Bridgebuilder.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:57 AM   #132
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Wesley Chu has a new series called Time Salvager. The first book is out now (Time Salvager) and the second installment is supposed to be released in July 2016. I really enjoyed the first one--anxiously awaiting Time Siege.

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Old 02-16-2016, 10:00 AM   #133
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I recommend "The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF" anthology, edited by Mike Ashley. It has some excellent stories in it, none of which I'd read before.
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I absolutely love, love, love Jodi Taylor's "The Chronicles of Saint Mary's" series of time travel books. She is a wonderful writer, very witty, and the stories are delightful.
Just to say that although I've enjoyed the ones I've read so far, I'm not completely happy with the time travel nor the plotting of the books.

Lower your expectations a little, and you may like them.
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The Time Traveller's Almanac is another collection of short stories and some excerpts from novels.
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