The Best Time Travel Books of All Time

These are my favorite time travel books of all time.
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699 books · 1,642 voters · list created January 8th, 2010 by Mark P. Jacobs (votes) .
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message 1: by Travis (new)

Travis 'Invasion of the body snatchers' isn't a time travel novel!

That and HG Wells 'The Time machine' not even making the top ten makes me despair.
Kids today, no appreciation for the classics.


message 2: by Kenneth (new)

Kenneth my list of 700+ Time Travel movies
http://krabat.menneske.dk/kkblog/2010...


message 3: by Space (new)

Space Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five being on this list makes me despair. Blech.


message 4: by Saturnberry (last edited Feb 28, 2013 12:53AM) (new)

Saturnberry It's really too bad I can't add my favorite time travel story, which I believe would be a pleasure and astound many, the Sony Playstation game created by Square Soft: "Chrono Cross".


message 5: by Roddy (new)

Roddy Williams Some of the choices on this list are completely baffling. 'Stranger in a Strange Land', 'The Body Snatchers', 'Way Station' and many others are not 'time travel' novels. Wilson Tucker's 'The Lincoln Hunters' and 'The Year of The Quiet Sun' is missing, which is a shame. Julian May's 'Saga of The Exiles' is not here. Simak's 'Time and Again' and presumably many more excellent novels. And Harry Potter? Seriously?


message 6: by Tine! (new)

Tine! Saturnberry wrote: "It's really too bad I can't add my favorite time travel story, which I believe would be a pleasure and astound many, the Sony Playstation game created by Square Soft: "Chrono Cross"."

like, like, like, reddit vote up, bump, etc.

(& obvz including the thickly embedded plot of Chrono Trigger)


~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ Wells Roddy wrote: "Some of the choices on this list are completely baffling. 'Stranger in a Strange Land', 'The Body Snatchers', 'Way Station' and many others are not 'time travel' novels. Wilson Tucker's 'The Lincol..."

Thank you for posting this as I was wondering to myself what did I forget in Stranger in a Strange Land? I don't remember any time travel but then its been many years since I read it.


message 8: by Joe (new)

Joe Dinicola If you are looking for a new Time Travel book, I recommend you check out Project Return Fire.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 9: by Joy (new)

Joy Smith And check out my time travel tales board on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/t...


message 10: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Turcios Autumn♥♥☽ wrote: "Roddy wrote: "Some of the choices on this list are completely baffling. 'Stranger in a Strange Land', 'The Body Snatchers', 'Way Station' and many others are not 'time travel' novels. Wilson Tucker..."

The same happened to me with The Green Mile. I read it many years ago but I don't remember any time travel! Is there one and I have just forgotten?


message 11: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Does The Green Mile really count as time travel? Paul doesn't actually travel back in time, he just writes about what happened when he was worked on death row.


message 12: by Sheryl (last edited Jul 08, 2017 07:20PM) (new)

Sheryl Hill ~☆~Autumn♥♥☽ wrote: "Roddy wrote: "Some of the choices on this list are completely baffling. 'Stranger in a Strange Land', 'The Body Snatchers', 'Way Station' and many others are not 'time travel' novels. Wilson Tucker..." I think you just identified the "time travel" aspect of Stranger in a Strange Land: most of us have travelled many decades since we read it! (Do you grok me?)


message 13: by Sheryl (last edited Jul 08, 2017 07:29PM) (new)

Sheryl Hill So where are the Thursday Next stories by Jasper Fforde (#1=The Eyre Affair)??? They're weird, but they ARE actually time travel books with a whole police force monitoring the time travellers, eh?


message 14: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Westrope What, no Unhappenings by Edward Aubry?


message 15: by JSWolf (new)

JSWolf Harry Potter books are not time travel books.


message 16: by Booklovinglady (last edited Oct 14, 2019 11:08PM) (new)

Booklovinglady JSWolf wrote: "Harry Potter books are not time travel books."

I so agree... I've therefore removed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


message 17: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Space wrote: "Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five being on this list makes me despair. Blech."

I don't think there was time travel in Slaughterhouse-Five (#9) either...


message 18: by JSWolf (new)

JSWolf Booklovinglady wrote: "Space wrote: "Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five being on this list makes me despair. Blech."

I don't think there was time travel in Slaughterhouse-Five (#9) either..."


There is time travel in Slaughterhouse Five.


message 19: by Booklovinglady (last edited Oct 15, 2019 03:34AM) (new)

Booklovinglady JSWolf wrote: "Booklovinglady wrote: "Space wrote: "Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five being on this list makes me despair. Blech."

I don't think there was time travel in Slaughterhouse-Five (#9) either...."


Who does the time travelling?


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