We often wonder what would it be like to be born in a different era – most of the time it is because we find something astonishing ecstatic in that period which is not present in this era. When our thought process does not match with this society when we find getting a job tiring we tend to wish to be born in a period when life was much easier and better. Here is a list of the 10 best time travel books of all time. These books will tell you stories of different eras and what are the advantages and disadvantages the characters endure.
10 Best Time Travel Books of All Time:
- Here and Now and Then – Mike Chen
- An Ocean of Minutes – Thea Lim
- The Future of Another Timeline – Annalee Newitz
- Alice Payne Arrives – Kate Heartfield
- The Psychology of Time Travel – Kate Mascarenhas
- The River of No Return – Bee Ridgeway
- The Silver Wind – Nina Allan
- The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes
- Version Control – Dexter Palmer
- How to Invent Everything – Ryan North
Here and Now and Then – Mike Chen
This book focuses on Kin Stewart, a family man struggling to find the sparkle with his wife and stressed to keep up with his teenage daughter. He is an undisclosed time-traveling agent. He later finds out to have a different family to look after; Kin wants to stay attached to both. During this time his daughter, Miranda’s life is at risk and Kin is going to break the policy of a time-traveling agency to save his daughter.
An Ocean of Minutes – Thea Lim
A beautiful and disastrous story that draws a profound portrait of complexity in human relationships and the price of not leaving the past and letting it go. This novel covers a deadly pestilence in America. When Frank, unfortunately, catches this virus, his partner Polly is prepared to risk all to protect and keep him. And Polly found a company that has invented time travel and that is what Frank needs to get out of this situation and to do that Polly has to work as labor for twelve years which later exceeds five more years. Now Polly is not able to navigate Frank whom she promised to meet at Galveston, Texas in twelve years. She needs to find a way to search for Frank and to know if their love is still alive or not.
The Future of Another Timeline – Annalee Newitz
This novel is based on the sci-fi genre. The adventure of the time travel solely covers feminism as the theme – Tess, geoscientist, professional time traveler, and an undisclosed member of the community ‘Daughter of Harriet’, these members are working for the betterment of the future for the women.
Alice Payne Arrives – Kate Heartfield
It is 1788; Alice Payne is the infamous highway thief, the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is dreaded by all who have possession of a weighty purse. 1889: Major Prudence Zuniga is attempting to alter and save history but after about seventy efforts, there is still no luck. A lot happens in 2016 but in 2020 there is a battle in which farmers and the guides are caged. And to everyone’s surprise, the only someone they have been waiting for is the Holy Ghost, Alice Payne.
The Psychology of Time Travel – Kate Mascarenhas
In the year 1967, four female scientists, Margaret, Lucille, Grace, and Barbara create a time travel machine in their lab in the Lake District. In the beginning, a rabbit makes the voyage to the future and back, and later on, the four women journeyed in the future to meet each other. And the book goes on with quite a fascinating and violent future.
The River of No Return – Bee Ridgeway
In the year 1812 – Nicholas Falcott, Marquess of Blackdown is about to leave his last breath, as he was run through by a French dragon. But the next minute, he jumps forward time about 200 years and he makes it very much alive. He was taken care of by an organization, The Guild, receiving everything food and comfort. He could not report to his family and acquaintances, accepting the situation as his fate he started living his life as a New York socialite. But when an envelope arrives Nicholas is compelled to disclose his former life.
The Silver Wind – Nina Allan
It is a mysterious and captivating story of Martin Newland who has always been fascinated by clocks, watches, and time in general. Sounds good so far? Later on, this man will delve himself deeper into the ocean of questions, spirits, and trust issues – it is a book of complication but once you start the life of Martin Newland you will have to end reading it.
The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes
In Chicago, Harper Curtis got hold of a key to a house, and the door open up to other times. But the deal is he has to slay the shining girl, a young youthful woman. Curtis tracks them through their lives across diverse eras till 1989, it is when one of his victims, Kirby Mizrachi survives and decides to hunt him back.
Version Control – Dexter Palmer
A story of a couple of two individuals, living their own life, having their job and their miseries. Rebecca Wright is an employee of the online dating business, but she always has a feeling that she and her mind is not in the right place. Her husband Philip is dreading himself on a project which is a causality violation device and he would prefer if you do not refer to it as a time machine.
How to Invent Everything – Ryan North
This book will guide you on how to survive if a time machine takes you back 1000 years back and gets shattered. How will you live there? How will you improve yourself? If you want to know keep on reading.
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10 Best Time Travel Books of All Time