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Multcolib My Librarian Rachael: Time travel gems

Dooms-day Book
Dooms-day Book By Willis, Connie (Book - 1994 ) SF WILLIS 1994 Available in some locations

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.

Primer
Primer (DVD - 2005 ) DVD SciFi PRIMER All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 4 on 3 copies

Annotation:Two young engineers build a time machine in this low budget movie, where an intricate puzzle of intersecting time lines builds to a haunting and marvelous whole.

Kindred
Kindred By Butler, Octavia E. (Book - 2009? ) SF BUTLER 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

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.

The Mirror
The Mirror By Millhiser, Marlys (Book - 2011 ) FICTION MILLHISER 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A Denver woman is pulled through a mirror to live the life of her grandmother. A thoughtful imagining of what it would be like for a woman from one time to live in another.

Los cronocrimenes
Los cronocrimenes Timecrimes (DVD - 2009 Spanish ) DVD SPANISH SciFi CRONOCRIM Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:A man accidentally finds a time machine and travels back in time where he is involved in a mystery filled with murders, terror, and another version of himself.

In the Garden of Iden
In the Garden of Iden A Novel of the Company By Baker, Kage (Book - 2006? ) SF BAKER 2006 Available in some locations

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.

A Bridge of Years
A Bridge of Years By Wilson, Robert Charles (Book - 2011 ) SF WILSON 2011 Available in some locations

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.

After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall By Kress, Nancy (Book - 2012 ) SF KRESS 2012 Available in some locations

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.

Life After Life
Life After Life A Novel By Atkinson, Kate (Book - 2013 ) FICTION ATKINSON 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 38 on 78 copies

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.


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