What time travel novels do you recommend?
August 7, 2011 2:37 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations for time travel novels-- ones that I might specifically like-- and I'd like to ask the HiveMind what they think.
posted by suburbanbeatnik to Writing & Language (60 answers total) 96 users marked this as a favorite
I love time travel stories. I've loved them for as long as I can remember, which means I'm really well read in the genre, and correspondingly picky. My fave time travel novels are "The Green Futures of Tycho" by William Sleator, "Kindred," by Octavia Butler, "The Doomsday Book" by Connie Willis, and "Sailing to Byzantium" by Robert Silverberg.
I'm also open to reading time travel romances, though it's harder to find stuff I like-- Diana Gabaldon makes me break out in hives, and I'm really disinterested in anything that involves Scottish highlanders. I especially like Marlys Milhauser's "The Mirror" and Elizabeth Chater's "The Elsingham Portrait." I'm also fond of Laurie Viera Rigler's "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict" and Amy Elizabeth Saunders' "Enchanted Time."
Keep in mind I'm looking specifically for novels-- I can think of a million great time travel short stories, but I'd like to find some novels to get into. I've read a bunch of bad ones lately, and I'd like to find a few good ones to restore my faith in the genre.
So, what are you thoughts, HiveMind?