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Postby TheDukester » 06 Mar 2009 11:55

Time travel is very, very difficult to write well. And, yes, most of what has appeared on the subject has been pretty effing horrible (at least what I've had the misfortune to read).

One exception, for anyone who might be interested: Robert Silverberg. He's written a number of interesting takes on time travel, both in short and long format.
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Postby Freakzilla » 06 Mar 2009 12:24

In Julian May's Pliocene Exile series, a scientist invents a one way time tunnel to 6 million BC. Pretty interesting.
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Postby Omphalos » 06 Mar 2009 13:02

Check out All You Zombies by Heinlein. I love that one. A really twisty time travel story. Tim Powers did a great one too with The Anubis Gates.

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Postby SandRider » 06 Mar 2009 13:38

I guess the only time travel that makes sense is the FTL stuff -

like The Forever War ...

damn, I loved that book.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 06 Mar 2009 13:39

SandRider wrote:I guess the only time travel that makes sense is the FTL stuff -

like The Forever War ...

damn, I loved that book.

Great book, I almost bought Forever Peace the other day. I don't really count that as time travel though. Going forwards in time is easy... it's going back.