It's About Time: Fiction about Time Travel

March 9, 2013 | M. Elwood

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Daylight savings time starts officially at 2 am on Sunday March 10 and continues until November 3. We'll lose an hour of sleep this weekend but will get extra daylight in the evenings.

I always have a hard time adjusting to these time shifts. Just imagine how much harder it would be if I were a time-traveller.

This is a short selection of recently published time-travel novels for adults.

After the fall
Map of time
Revenant eve

After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress
In 2035, a small group of humans is trapped after an alien invasion. Portals that will allow time travel exist but can only transport children. In 2013, an FBI analyst must formulate a plan that will solve the crisis.

Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster
Lissy attends her high school reunion to relive the glory days when she ruled the school but discovers that her classmates still resent her for bullying them. Lissy is offered an opportunity to travel back to her high school years and correct her behaviour but when she returns to the "new" present, she discovers that she may have made things worse.

The Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell
A time-traveller journeys to a Manhattan hotel in 2071 to celebrate his 100th birthday with younger and older versions of himself but is horrified to find that his 40-year-old self has been murdered and sets out to prevent the crime.

The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma
A bestseller in the author's native Spain, this book blends fact and fiction as H.G. Wells becomes a time-travelling detective.

Revenant Eve by Sherwood Smith
College professor Kim Murray is planning her wedding when she suddenly finds herself transported to 1795 France to protect a young girl. This mission will ensure the safety of her own family but if Kim fails, she well may cease to exist.

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