Multcolib My Librarian Rachael: Time travel gems
Annotation:Kivrin travels to 14th Century England to do research for her history thesis, but lands a few years off the mark. While her professor struggles to bring her back she learns to love a doomed community. Part of Willis’ Oxford history students series.
Annotation:A modern black woman is pulled back in time again and again to save the life of her slave owning ancestor. That ancestor grows from an innocent boy to a man whose sins are grave, and who she must defend herself from.
Annotation:The first book in The Company series, where immortal cyborgs labor to save treasures just before disaster takes them. Orphaned Mendoza is saved from the Spanish inquisition and transformed into one of these cyborgs. Wonderful characters, and a great mix of history and science fiction.
Annotation:Underneath a deserted home in the Northwest woods lies a tunnel to the past. When a depressed and lonely man moves in he is tempted to use the tunnel to escape a world that seems to have no place for him. But is the future that needs saving.
Annotation:After the apocalypse a small group of feeble survivors is sustained by a mysterious and not necessarily benevolent force. One of the 'force's' gifts is occasional time travel, which the group uses to kidnap children and rebuild the human race. A wonderful puzzler.
Annotation:This innovative novel follows Ursala Todd through, well, life after life. She is born in 1910 over and over, sometimes not making it to the First World War, other times playing key roles in the Second, the twists of circumstance and choice changing her fate.
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Time travel has always been a favorite genre of mine. I love the way these books and movies combine science and history; how they combine speculation about the future with an attempt to understand the past. And they're even better when riddled with puzzles and paradoxes.