The Big List of Time Travel Adventures

 from antiquity to 2017

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Heaven of the Thirty Divas”, from the Pali Canon, a Buddhist text [differing time rates ]

“The Mahabharata”, from an ancient Hindi story of King Kakudmi and Brahma [differing time rates ]

“Seven Sleepers”, from an ancient Arabic story [long sleep ]
aka “Companions of the Cave”

“Sleeping Beauty” by the Brothers Grimm, et al., fairy tale [long sleep ]

“Urashima Taro”, from an ancient Japanese legend [differing time rates ]
aka “The Fisher Lad”

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Aulicus his Dream of the Kings Sudden Comming to London” by Francis Cheynell, a pamphlet [just a dream ]

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Epigone: histoire du siècle futur by Michel de Pure (as by Jacques Guttin) [despite title, no time travel ]
English title: Epigone: The History of a Future Century

Close, but No Time Travel
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Lan deux mille quatre cent quarante by Louis-Sébastien Mercier [just a dream ]
English title: Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., 23 Jun 1819 [long sleep ]

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“Peter Rugg, the Missing Man” by William Austin [flying dutchman ]

“Plausible Fantasies of a Journey in the 29th Century” by Faddei Bulgarin [long sleep ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Fountain of Yonder” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Knickerbocker, Jan 1837 [fountain of youth ]
aka “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment”

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“A Succession of Sundays” by Edgar Allan Poe, The Saturday Evening Post, 27 Nov 1841 [calendar tomfoolery ]
aka ‘Three Sundays a Week’

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“January First, A.D. 3000” by Anonymous, Harper’s, Jan 1856 [long sleep ]

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“Human Repetends” by Marcus Clarke, The Australasian, 14 Sep 1872 [no definite time travel ]

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“Who Is Russell?” by George Cary Eggleston, American Homes, Mar 1875 [supernatural story ]

“The True Story of Bernard Poland’s Prophecy” by George Cary Eggleston, American Homes, Jun 1875 [visions of possible futures ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Hands Off” by Edward Everett Hale (Anonymously), Harper’s, Mar 1881 [alternate history ]

“Pausodyne” by Grant Allen, Belgravia Christmas Annual, Dec 1881 [long sleep ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“An Inhabitant of Carcosa” by Ambrose Bierce, San Francisco Newsletter, 25 Dec 1886 [no definite time travel ]
aka “Can Such Things Be?”

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“The Horla” by Guy de Maupassant, Gil Blas, 26 Oct 1887 [supernatural story ]

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“Mysterious Disappearances” by Ambrose Bierce, The San Francisco Examiner, 14 Oct 1888 [people-trapping dimensions ]
aka ‘Whither?’

Close, but No Time Travel
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A.D. 2000 by Alvarado M. Fuller [long sleep ]
aka Back to Life (A.D. 2000): A Thrilling Novel

“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 Jul 1890 [just a dream ]
aka “A Dead Man’s Dream”

Close, but No Time Travel
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“John Bartine’s Watch” by Ambrose Bierce, Can Such Things Be?, 1893 [ghost story ]

“The Damned Thing” by Ambrose Bierce, New York Town Topics, 7 Dec 1893 [supernatural story ]

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“The Plattner Story” by H.G. Wells, New Review, Apr 1896 [4D spacial topology ]

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Dix mille ans dans un bloc de glace by Louis Boussenard [long sleep ]
English title: 10,000 Years in a Block of Ice

“The Hour Glass” by Robert Barr, San Francisco Call, 15 May 1898 [ghost story ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells [long sleep ]
aka The Sleeper Awakes

“The Conversion of the Professor: A Tale of the Fourth Dimension” by George Griffith, Pearson’s, May 1899 [despite title, no time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The New Accelerator” by H.G. Wells, The Strand Magazine, Dec 1901 [personal time rate differences ]

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Around a Distant Star by Jean Delaire (aka Muirson Blake) [viewing the past ]

The Old Mountain Hermit by James F. Raymond [long sleep ]

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“The Time Reflector” by George Allan England, Monthly Story Magazine, Sep 1905 [viewing the past ]

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“Entrance and Exit” by Algernon Blackwood, The Westminster Gazette, 13 Feb 1909 [people-trapping dimensions ]

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Through the Little Green Door by Mary Dickerson Donahey [no definite time travel ]

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The Adventures of Ceresota by Northwestern Consolidated [legendary figures ]

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“The Man Who Met Himself” by Donovan Bayley, The Thrill Book, Mar 1919 [despite title, no time travel ]

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“The Ape-Woman” by John Charles Beecham, Argosy All-Story Weekly, 30 Oct 1920 [despite title, no time travel ]

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The Man from Beyond by Harry Houdini and Coolidge Streeter, 2 Apr 1922 [long sleep ]

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Collier’s, 27 May 1922 [backward aging ]

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“The Pikestaffe Case” by Algernon Blackwood, Tongues of Fire and Other Sketches, 1924 [people-trapping dimensions ]

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The Dream by H.G. Wells [just a dream ]

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald [just a wish ]

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“The Seventh Generation” by Harl Vincent, Amazing Stories Quarterly, Winter 1929 [just a dream ]

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“Phantoms of Reality” by Ray Chandler, Astounding, Jan 1930 [parallel universes ]

The Royal Four-Flusher by Arthur Hurley (Murray Roth, director), 16 May 1930 [secondary world ]
Sadly, I haven’t found a copy of this early talkie with possible, but unlikely, time travel. I say “unlikely” because the hero is transported to a land of kings and queens and fair maidens, but it could be a fantasyland as much as a time in the past. According to imdb, the soundtrack included “Here We Are”, although that song was also sung earlier by Annette Hanshaw for a 1929 animated film, Sita Sings the Blues.

Just Imagine by Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, et. al. (David Butler, director), 23 Nov 1930 [long sleep ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“No Traveller Returns” by John Collier [parallel universes ]

“The Fifth-Dimension Catapult” by Murray Leinster, Astounding, Jan 1931 [parallel universes ]

“Hell’s Dimension” by Tom Curry, Astounding, Apr 1931 [differing time rates ]

“The Man Who Evolved” by Edmond Hamilton, Wonder Stories, Apr 1931 [sped up evolution ]

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The Gap in the Curtain by John Buchan [visions of possible futures ]

“The Einstein See-Saw” by Miles J. Breuer, Astounding, Apr 1932 [monster-filled universes ]

“The Finger of the Past” by Miles J. Breuer, Amazing, Nov 1932 [viewing the past ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Fifth-Dimension Tube” by Murray Leinster, Astounding, Jan 1933 [parallel universes ]

“Across the Ages” by Allen Glasser, Amazing, Aug/Sep 1933 [just a dream ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Before the Dawn by Eric Temple Bell [viewing the past ]

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“The 32nd of May” by Paul Ernst, Astounding, Apr 1935 [parallel universes ]

“Relativity to the Rescue” by J. Harvey Haggard, Amazing, Apr 1935 [ftl ]

“The Worlds of If” by Stanley Weinbaum, Wonder Stories, Aug 1935 [viewing alternate pasts ]

“The Fourth-Dimensional Demonstrator” by Murray Leinster, Astounding, Dec 1935 [despite title, no time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Pre-Vision” by John Pierce, Astounding, Mar 1936 [visions of possible futures ]

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Time and the Conways by J.B. Priestley [visions of possible futures ]

“The Isolinguals” by L. Sprague de Camp, Astounding Sep 1937 [ancestral memory ]

“Past, Present and Future” by Nat Schachner, Astounding, Sep 1937 [long sleep ]
aka part of The Three Musketeers of Tomorrow

I Have Been Here Before by J.B. Priestley, 22 Sep 1937 [precognition ]

“City of the Rocket Horde” by Nat Schachner, Astounding, Dec 1937 [long sleep ]
aka part of The Three Musketeers of Tomorrow

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Island of the Individualists” by Nat Schachner, Astounding, May 1938 [long sleep ]

“The Dangerous Dimension” by L. Ron Hubbard, Astounding, Jul 1938 [just teleportation ]

“Through the Time-Radio” by Stanton A. Coblentz, Marvel Science Stories, Aug 1938 [viewing the past ]

“Time for Sale” by Ralph Milne Farley, Amazing, Aug 1938 [differing time rates ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Gnarly Man” by L. Sprague de Camp, Unknown, Jun 1939 [immortality ]

“Stolen Centuries” by Otis Adelbert Kline, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Jun 1939 [long sleep ]

“City of the Cosmic Rays” by Nat Schachner, Astounding, Jul 1939 [long sleep ]

“Greater Than Gods” by C.L. Moore, Astounding, Jul 1939 [visions of possible futures ]

“Lightship, Ho!” by Nelson S. Bond, Astounding, Jul 1939 [FTL ]

The Hidden Universe by Ralph Milne Farley, Amazing, Nov–Dec 1939 [differing time rates ]

“Into Another Dimension” by Maurice Duclos, Fantastic Adventures, Nov 1939 [parallel universes ]

“City of the Corporate Mind” by Nat Schachner, Astounding, Dec 1939 [long sleep ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Wheels of If” by L. Sprague de Camp, Unknown, Oct 1940 [alternate timelines ]

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“The Fountain” by Nelson S. Bond, Unknown, June 1941 [fountain of youth ]

“El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan” by Jorge Luís Borges, in a collection of the same name, 1941 [alternate timelines ]
English title: “The Garden of Forking Paths”

“—And He Built a Crooked House” by Robert A. Heinlein, Astounding, Feb 1941 [4D spacial topology ]

“Dead End” by Malcolm Jameson, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Mar 1941 [viewing the past ]

Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona by Milton Raison, 20 Apr 1941 [just a dream ]

“Borrowed Glory” by L. Ron Hubbard, Unknown, Oct 1941 [fountain of youth ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Push of a Finger” by Alfred Bester, Astounding, May 1942 [predictions ]

“The Eternal Wall” by Raymond Z. Gallun, Amazing, Nov 1942 [long sleep ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“El milagro secreto” by Jorge Luís Borges, Sur, Feb 1943 [stopping time ]
English title: “The Secret Miracle”

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“The Yehudi Principle” by Fredric Brown, Astounding, May 1944 [predictions ]

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It’s a Wonderful Life by Goodrich, et. al., 20 Dec 1946 [viewing alternate pasts ]

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“No-Sided Professor” by Martin Gardner, Esquire, Jan 1947 [4D spacial topology ]

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“The Shape of Things” by Ray Bradbury, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Feb 1948 [4D spacial topology ]
aka “Tomorrow’s Child”

“He Walked Around the Horses” by H. Beam Piper (paratime), Astounding, Apr 1948 [alternate timelines ]

“Police Operation” by H. Beam Piper (paratime), Astounding, Jul 1948 [alternate timelines ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“I, Mars” by Ray Bradbury, Super Wonder Stories, Apr 1949 [despite appearances, no time travel ]
aka ‘Night Call, Collect’

“The Wall of Darkness” by Arthur C. Clarke, Super Science Stories, Jul 1949 [despite appearances, no time travel ]

“Time Heals” by Poul Anderson, Astounding, Oct 1949 [long sleep ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Outside of Time” by Carroll John Daly, Weird Tales, Jan 1950 [stopping time ]

To the Stars by L. Ron Hubbard, Astounding, Feb–Mar 1950 [time dilation ]
aka Return to Tomorrow

“Last Enemy” by H. Beam Piper (paratime), Astounding, Aug 1950 [alternate timelines ]

“S.O.S. . . . in Time” by D.K. Garton (as by Durham Keys), Thrills Incorporated, Oct 1950 [plagiarised from Simak’s The Loot of Time ]

“A Subway Named Mobius” by A.J. Deutsch, Astounding, Dec 1950 [4D spacial topology ]
aka ‘Non-Stop’

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Reaping Time” by A. Bertram Chandler, Slant, Winter 1951 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Temple Trouble” by H. Beam Piper (paratime), Astounding, Apr 1951 [alternate timelines ]

“Excalibur and the Atom” by Theodore Sturgeon, Fantastic Adventures, Aug 1951 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Genesis” by H. Beam Piper (paratime), Future/Science Fiction Stories, Sep 1951 [alternate timelines ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Island of Five Colors” by Martin Gardner [4D spacial topology ]

“Catch That Martian” by Damon Knight, Galaxy, Mar 1952 [nearby tenuous universes ]

“What If—” by Isaac Asimov, Fantastic, Summer 1952 [viewing alternate pasts ]

“All the Time in the World” by Arthur C. Clarke, Startling Stories, Jul 1952 [personal time rate differences ]

“Sail On! Sail On!” by Philip José Farmer, Startling Stories, Dec 1952 [alternate history ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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The Time Masters by Wilson Tucker [long life ]

The Twonky by Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore, 10 jun 1953 [no definite time travel ]

“Paycheck” by Philip K. Dick, Imagination, Jun 1953 [visions of possible futures ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Lost in the Future” by John Victor Peterson, Fantastic Universe, Jan 1954 [continually viewing the past ]

“Time Fuze” by Randall Garrett, If, Mar 1954 [FTL ]

“The Golden Man” by Philip K. Dick, If, Apr 1954 [visions of possible futures ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Time Bomb by Wilson Tucker, Aug 1953 [long life ]

“Time Crime” by H. Beam Piper (paratime), Astounding, Feb 1955 [alternate timelines ]

“Of Missing Persons” by Jack Finney, Good Housekeeping, Mar 1955 [no definite time travel ]

“The Trolley” by Ray Bradbury, Good Housekeeping, Jul 1955 [despite appearances, no time travel ]
aka part of Dandelion Wine

“The Waitabits” by Eric Frank Russell, Astounding, Jul 1955 [personal time rate differences ]

Close, but No Time Travel
These are not the stories you’re looking for. Move along.
The Crossroads of Time by Andre Norton [parallel universes ]

The World Jones Made by Philip K. Dick [precognition ]

“The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick, Fantastic Universe, Jan 1956 [precognition ]

“A Question of Time” by Edmund Cooper, Fantastic Universe, May 1956 [despite title, no time travel ]

“The Waitabits” by Eric Frank Russell, Astounding, Jul 1955 [personal time rate differences ]

Time for the Stars by Robert A. Heinlein, Aug 1956 [time dilation ]

“Time in Advance” by William Tenn, Galaxy, Aug 1956 [despite title, no time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Below the Salt by Thomas Costain, 1957 [no definite time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“That Hell-Bound Train” by Robert Bloch, F&SF, Sep 1958 [stopping time ]

“The Last Paradox” by Edward D. Hoch, Future Science Fiction, Oct 1958 [bizarre physiological aging ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Tales of Magic #5: Magic or Not? by Edward Eager, Feb 1959 [time travel elsewhere in series ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Other Wife” by Jack Finney, The Saturday Evening Post, 30 Jan 1960 [alternate timelines ]
aka “The Coin Collector”

Tales of Magic #6: The Well-Wishers by Edward Eager, Mar 1960 [time travel elsewhere in series ]

“Chronopolis” by J.G. Ballard, New Worlds , Jun 1960 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Trouble with Time” by Arthur C. Clarke, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Jul 1960 [despite title, no time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Random Quest” by John Wyndham, Consider Her Ways and Others, 1961 [parallel universes ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Worlds of the Imperium by Keith Laumer [alternate timelines ]

The Wrinkle in Time Series by Madeleine L’Engle, 1962 [despite title, no time travel ]

Time Traders #3: The Defiant Agents by Andre Norton, Feb 1962 [time travel elsewhere in series ]

“The Heart on the Other Side” by George Gamow, The Expert Dreamers, Oct 1962 [4D spacial topology ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Green Magic” by Jack Vance, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jun 1963 [differing time rates ]

Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein, F&SF, Jul–Sep 1963 [parallel universes ]

“The Right Time” by John Berryman, Analog, Dec 1963 [precognition ]

The Sword in the Stone by Bill Peet, 25 Dec 1963 [despite title, no time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Gunpowder God” by H. Beam Piper (paratime), Analog, Nov 1964 [alternate timelines ]
aka “Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen”

Close, but No Time Travel
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The Other Side of Time by Keith Laumer, Fantastic, Apr 1965 [alternate timelines ]

“Of Time and the Yan” by Roger Zelazny, F&SF, Jun 1965 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Down Styphon!” by H. Beam Piper (paratime), Analog, Nov 1965 [alternate timelines ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Evil Eye” by Alfred Gillespie, New Worlds of Fantasy, 1967 [visions of possible futures ]

The Time Bender by Keith Laumer [parallel universes ]

“Traveler’s Rest’” by David I. Masson, Worlds Best Science Fiction, 1966 [differing time rates ]

“The Great Clock” by Langdon Jones, New Worlds, Mar 1966 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Your Appointment Will Be Yesterday” by Philip K. Dick, Amazing, Aug 1966 [odd entropy ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick, Feb 1967 [odd entropy ]

“The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy...” by J.G. Ballard, New Worlds, Mar 1967 [despite title, no time travel ]

The Jewels of Elsewhen by Ted White, Apr 1967 [despite title, no time travel ]

“To Outlive Eternity” by Poul Anderson, Galaxy, Jun 1967 [time dilation ]

“Compound Interest” by Christopher Anvil, Analog, Jul 1967 [despite title, no time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“The Time of His Life” by Larry Eisenberg, F&SF, Apr 1968 [bizarre physiological aging ]

“For a Foggy Night” by Larry Niven, Decal, Jul 1968 [paralell universes ]

Assignment in Nowhere by Keith Laumer, Aug 1968 [parallel universes ]

“All the Myriad Ways” by Larry Niven, Galaxy, Oct 1968 [many-worlds quantum mechanics ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier [viewing the past ]

H.R. Pufnstuf (the Clock family's time machine) produced by Sid Krofft and Marty Krofft, 6 Sep 1969 [bizarre aging ]

“Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones’” by Samuel R. Delany, New Worlds, Dec 1968 [despite title, no time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Tau Zero by Poul Anderson [time dilation ]

Scrooge adapted by Leslie Bricusse (Ronald Neame, director), 19 Dec 1970 [a christmas carol ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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The Bird of Time by Jane Yolen, 1971 [differing time rates ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Sketches Among the Ruins of My Mind” by Philip José Farmer, Nova 3, 1973 [memory tricks ]

Dragonriders of Pern #2.5: “The Smallest Dragonboy” by Anne McCaffrey, 1973 [time travel elsewhere in series ]

“A Witch in Time” by Janet Fox, Sep 1973 [differing time rates ]

Sleeper by Woody Allen, 17 Dec 1973 [long sleep ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, 1974 [time dilation ]

Land of the Lost by Sid Krofft and Marty Krofft, 7 Sep 1974 [parallel universes ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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The Nonsuch Lure by Mary Luke, 1976 [reincarnation ]

Dragonriders of Pern #3 (Harper Hall #1): Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey, Mar 1976 [time travel elsewhere in series ]

“I See You” by Damon Knight, F↦SF, Nov 1976 [viewing the past ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Dragonriders of Pern #4 (Harper Hall #2): Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey, Feb 1977 [time travel elsewhere in series ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“A Time-Span to Conjure With” by Ian Watson, Andromeda 3, 1978 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Thirty Love” by Jack C. Haldeman II, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Sep 1979 [precognition ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Time Shards” by Gregory Benford, Universe Anthology #9, 1979 [recordings from the past ]

“Back to Byzantium” by Mark J. McGarry, Asimov’s, Feb 1979 [ancestral memory ]

Dragonriders of Pern #6 (Harper Hall #3): Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey, Mar 1979 [time travel elsewhere in series ]

“Illusions” by Tony Sarowitz and Paul David Novitski, Asimov’s, Jun 1979 [just trust me: ]

“The Thaw” by Tanith Lee, Asimov’s, Jun 1979 [long sleep ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Travels” by Carter Scholz, Asimov’s, Apr 1980 [no definite time travel ]

“Trans Dimensional Imports” by Sharon N. Farber, Asimov’s, Aug 1980 [alternate timelines ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“These Stones Will Remember” by Reginald Bretnor, Asimov’s, 16 Feb 1981 [viewing the past ]

“The Jaunt” by Stephen King, Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, Jun 1981 [differing time rates ]

“The Gernsback Continuum” by William Gibson, Universe 11, Jun 1981 [alternate timelines ]

“Liros: A Tale of the Quintana Roo” by James Tiptree, Jr., Asimov’s, 28 Sep 1981 [no definite time travel ]
aka “What Came Ashore at Lirios”

“The Pusher” by John Varley, F&SF, Oct 1981 [time dilation ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Port Eternity by C.J. Cherryh, 1982 [parallel universe ]
aka Involutions

Voyage from Yesteryear by James P. Hogan, Apr 1982 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Lazarus Rising” by Gregory Benford, Asimov’s, Jul 1982 [long sleep ]

“The Boy Who Waterskied to Forever” by James Tiptree, Jr., F&SF, Oct 1982 [no definite time travel ]

“Dr. Time” by Sharon N. Farber, et. al., Asimov’s, Oct 1982 [despite title, no time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
These are not the stories you’re looking for. Move along.
“Beyond the Dead Reef” by James Tiptree, Jr., F&SF, Jan 1983 [no definite time travel ]

“Concerto in B Demolished” by Al Sirois, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jan 1983 [clones ]

“After-Images” by Malcolm Edwards, Interzone, Spring 1983 [differing time rates ]

The Crucible of Time by John Brunner, Sep 1983 [despite title, no time travel ]
aka The Fire Is Lit, aka “Fusing and Refusing” (excerpts)

Close, but No Time Travel
These are not the stories you’re looking for. Move along.
“Writing Time” by Isaac Asimov, Asimov’s Science Fiction, July 1984 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut” by Stephen King, Redbook, May 1984 [4D spacial topology ]

“Realtime” by Gladys Prebehalla and Daniel Keys Moran, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Aug 1984 [despite title, no time travel ]

Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai by W.D. Richter and Neil Canton, 15 Aug 1984 [oscillation overthruster ≠ flux capacitor ]

Voltron by World Events Productions, 10 Sep 1984 [no definite time travel ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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“Tangents” by Greg Bear, Omni, Jan 1986 [4D spacial topology ]

House by Ethan Wiley, 28 Feb 1986 [ghost story ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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The Year Before Yesterday by Brian Aldiss, 1987 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Enter a Soldier, Later: Enter Another” by Robert Silverberg, Asimov’s, Jun 1989 [simulacrum ]

“Left or Right?” by Martin Gardner, Mathenauts, Jun 1987 [4D spacial topology ]

Close, but No Time Travel
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Waxwork by Anthony Hickox, 17 Jun 1988 [secondary worlds ]

“The Fort Moxie Branch” by Jack McDevitt, Full Spectrum, Sep 1988 [no definite time travel ]

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Dix mille ans dans un bloc de glace by Louis Boussenard [long sleep ]
English title: 10,000 Years in a Block of Ice

“How I Spent My Summer Vacation” by Pat Murphy, Time Gate, Dec 1989 [simulacrums ]

“The Ressurrection Machine” by Robert Sheckley, Time Gate, Dec 1989 [simulacrums ]

“The Rose and the Scalpel” by Gregory Benford, Time Gate, Dec 1989 [simulacrums ]

“Statesmen” by Poul Anderson, Time Gate, Dec 1989 [simulacrums ]

Mr. Belvedere (“A Happy Guy’s Christmas”) by Walter Snee, 16 Dec 1989 [a christmas carol ]

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Time and Chance by Alan Brennert, Feb 1990 [alternate timelines ]

Jacob’s Ladder by Bruce Joel Rubin, 2 Nov 1990 [no definite time travel ]

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In the Native State by Tom Stoppard, 20 Apr 1991 [parallel stories in different times ]

Time’s Arrow or the Nature of the Offence by Martin Amis, Sep 1991 [surreal ]

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“Compound Interest” by Jim Heath, Eidolon, Spring 1992 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Atlantis” by Orson Scott Card, Grails, Oct 1992 [viewing the past ]

The Poof Point by Ellen Weiss and Mel Friedman, Nov 1992 [backward aging ]

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Tomorrow Calling by Tim Leandro, 1993 [alternate timelines ]

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, 13 Apr 1993 [parallel stories from different times ]

“The Four-Thousand-Year-Old Boy” by Lawrence Dyer, Interzone, Jul 1993 [immortality ]

Muddle Earth by John Brunner, Sep 1993 [long sleep ]

Demolition Man by Marco Brambilla, 8 Oct 1993 [long sleep ]

Blue Flame by Cassian Elwes (Elwes, director), Dec 1993 [no definite time travel ]

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Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard, 27 Feb 1995 [parallel stories from different times ]

“Once and Future” by Mercedes Lackey, Excalibur, May 1995 [reincarnation ]

Time Travel Through the Bible by Arden Albrecht and Don Hall, 23 Oct 1995 [despite title, no time travel ]

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Timelock by Joseph John Barmettler and J. Reifel [long sleep ]

Hellraiser IV: Bloodline by Peter Atkins (Kevin Yagher, director), 8 Mar 1996 [long life ]

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Foundation’s Fear by Gregory Benford, Mar 1997 [simulacrums ]

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery by Mike Myers, 2 May 1997 [long sleep ]

Time Under Fire by Jeff Fahey, 12 Nov 1997 [alternate timelines ]

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Berkeley Square (BBC) by Deborah Cook, et. al., 10 May 1998 [despite title, no time travel ]

Pleasantville by Gary Ross, 23 Oct 1998 [secondary world ]

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Restless Spirits by Fail Collins and Semi Chellas (David Wellington, director), 1 Aug 1999 [flying dutchman ]
aka Dead Aviators

Now and Then, Here and Now by Hideyuki Kurata, 14 Oct 1999 [no definite time travel ]

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The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter, Mar 2000 [viewing the past ]

Out of Time by Rob Gilmer and Ernest Thompson (Thompson, director), 17 May 2000 [long sleep ]

Seventeen Again by Stewart St. John, 12 Nov 2000 [fountain of youth ]

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The Monkey King (miniseries) by David Henry Hwang [civilization regresses ]
aka The Lost Empire

Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time by Ralph E. Vaughan [despite title, no time travel ]

“A New Beginning” by Tony Ballantyne, Interzone, Jan 2001 [alien memory ]

The Poof Point by Stu Krieger (Neal Israel, director), 14 Sep 2001 [backward aging ]

“The Gift of a Dream” by Dean Wesley Smith, Past Imperfect, Nov 2001 [fountain of youth ]

The One by Glen Morgan and James Wong, 2 Nov 2001 [alternate timelines ]

Vanilla Sky by Cameron Crowe, 14 Dec 2001 [long sleep ]

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Eternal Gangstas by D.A. Jackson [reincarnation ]

“Time Bleeds” by Andrew Humphrey, Open the Box and Other Stories, Feb 2002 [despite title, no time travel ]

Minority Report by Scott Frank and Jon Cohen, 21 Jun 2002 [precognition ]

“Some Other Time” by Ray Vukcevich, Sci Fiction, 17 Jul 2002 [despite title, no time travel ]

“The Whisper of Discs” by John Meaney, Interzone, Oct 2002 [despite appearances, no time travel ]

“The Trinity Paradox” by R.A. Jetter, Thirteen Stories, Dec 2002 [differing time rates ]

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“Emma” by Kyle Kirkland, Analog, Apr 2003 [simulacrum or similar ]

Cube²: Hypercube by Sean Hood (Andrzej Sekula, director), 15 Apr 2003 [surreal ]

Paycheck adapted by Dean Georgaris, 25 Dec 2003 [visions of possible futures ]

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A Wrinkle in Time by Susan Shilliday, 10 May 2004 [despite title, no time travel ]

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“Terminós” by Dean Francis Alfar, Rabid Transit: Menagerie, 2005 [time issues, but no time travel ]

“Stitching Time” by Stephanie Burgis, Fortean Bureau, Mar 2005 [despite title, no time travel ]

The Man Who Met Himself by Ben Crowe and Preti Taneja, 20 May 2005 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Understanding Space and Time” by Alastair Reynolds, Novacon 35 Program, Nov 2005 [despite title, no time travel ]

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Variable Star by Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson, Sep 2006 [time dilation ]

The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky (Aronofsky, director), 22 Nov 2006 [surreal ]

Night at the Museum by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, 22 Dec 2006 [despite appearances, no time travel ]

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“Missives from Possible Futures #1” by John Scalzi, Subterranean Press, Winter 2007 [alternate history ]

Idiocracy by Mike Judge and Etan Cohen, 25 Jan 2007 [long sleep ]

“Domine” by Rjurik Davidson, Aurealis, Mar 2007 [time dilation ]

The Adventures of Teddy P. Brains by Gerard Brown and Lea Henry, 24 Apr 2007 (direct-to-video) [prequel ]

Next by Gary Goldman et al. (Lee Lamahori, director) [just precognition ]

Transformers by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and John Rogers (Michael Bay, director), 3 Jul 2007 [long sleep ]

Afghan Knights by Brandon P. Hogan and Christine Stringer (Allan Harmon, director), 31 Jul 2007 [ghost story ]

“In the Beginning, Nothing Lasts” by Mike Strahan, Intergalactic Medicine Show Oct 2007 [odd entropy ]

CSI: NY (“Time’s Up”) by Trey Callaway, 17 Oct 2007 [despite appearances, no time travel ]

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Yesterday Was a Lie by James Kerwin, 17 Jan 2008 [surreal ]

Turok, Son of Stone by Evan Baily and Tony Bedard, 5 Feb 2008 [secondary worlds ]

“The Vortex of Youth” by Patricia Stewart, 365 Tomorrows, 17 Dec 2008 [bizarre physiological aging ]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by Eric Roth, 25 Dec 2008 [backward aging ]

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“Note from the Future” by Ray Vukcevich, Wired, Jan 1996 [no definite time travel ]

“Greetings from Kampala” by Angela Ambroz, Strange Horizons, 12 Jan 2009 [differing time rates ]

17 Again by Jason Filardi, 17 Apr 2009 [fountain of youth ]

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian by Thomas Lennon, 22 May 2009 [despite appearances, no time travel ]

“Note from the Future” by Ray Vukcevich, Flash Fiction Online, Dec 2009 [no definite time travel ]

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“The Hand from the Past” by Christopher Anvil, The Power of Illusion, 2010 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Sunlight and Shadows” by John Sunseri, Timelines: Stories Inspired by H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, 2010 [no definite time travel ]

My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares, Jun 2010 [reincarnation ]

“And Happiness Everafter” by Gerald Warfield, Timelines, Sep 2010 [virtual reality ]

“The Time Traveler” by Vincent L. Scarsella, Timelines, Sep 2010 [long sleep ]

“The Value of Folding Space by Tim Patterson, Daily Science Fiction, 3 Nov 2010 [just teleportation ]

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“The Most Important Thing in the World” by Steve Bein, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Mar 2011 [no definitive time travel ]

In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds by Michel C. Nachoff, 3 Apr 2014 [secondary worlds ]

“Eleven Minutes” by Gareth L. Powell, Interzone, Jul 2011 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Hand and Space” by Dean Wesley Smith, Self-Published, Aug 2012 [fountain of youth ]

“Thief of Futures” by D. Thomas Minton, Lightspeed, Sep 2011 [surreal ]

“Thirty Seconds from Now” by John Chu, Boston Review, 1 Sep 2011 [precognition ]

“The Little Bear” by Justina Robson, Lightspeed, Oct 2011 [parallel universes ]

“Time to Go” by Erin M. Hartshorn, 3 Nov 2011 [despite title, no time travel ]

“A Stitch in Space-Time” by Nicky Drayden, Daily Science Fiction, 14 Dec 2011 [despite title, no time travel ]

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“Memories of My Mother by Ken Liu, Daily Science Fiction, 19 Mar 2012 [time dilation ]

“Glass Future” by Deborah Walker, Nature, 25 Oct 2012 [precognition ]

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“Gazing Into the Carnauba Wax Eyes of the Future” by Keffy R.M. Kehrli, What Fates Impose, 2013 [precognition ]

Martha Speaks (”Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur“) by Ken Scarborough, cd .. [just a dream ]

“The Golden Age of Story by Robert Reed, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Feb 2013 [despite title, no time travel ]

Martha Speaks (”Bulldozer Versus Dinosaur“) by Ken Scarborough, 1 Feb 2013 [just a dream ]

Bones (“The Fact in the Fiction”) by Keith Foglesong, 25 Feb 2013 [despite appearances, no time travel ]

“Ahead of His Time” by Ian Anderson, Tales of Hope and Time, 20 Apr 2013 [time phenomena without time travel ]

“Doing Emily” by Joe Haldeman, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 2013 [virtual reality ]

“The Grande Complication” by Christopher Reynaga, Writers of the Future XXIX, Jun 2013 [stopping time ]

“Karina Who Kissed Spacetime” by Indrapramit Das, Apex Magazine, Jun 2013 [alternate timelines ]

“Old Dead Futures” by Tina Connolly, tor.com, 17 Jul 20913 [visions of possible futures ]

“Hiking in My Head by Gareth D Jones, Daily Science Fiction, 12 Aug 2013 [no definite time travel ]

Sleepy Hollow created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman, 16 Sep 2013 [long sleep ]

“No Others Are Genuine by Greg Frost, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 2013 [no definite time travel ]

Bacardi Through Time Commercial, Nov 2013 [no definite time travel ]

“Images of Undiluted Love” by Joanna Kavenna, New Scientist, 17 Dec 2013 [viewing the past ]

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“Static” by David Austin, Crossed Genres, Dec 2014 [just memories ]

“The Dark Age” by Jason Gurley, 9 Jan 2014 [time dilation ]

“Schools of Clay” by Derek Künsken, Asimov’s, Feb 2014 [time dilation ]

Doritos Time Machine Commercial, Super Bowl XLVIII, 1 Feb 2014 [despite appearances, no time travel ]

In the Name of the King 3: The Last Job by Joel Ross (Uwe Boll, director), 26 Feb 2014 [secondary worlds ]
aka In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission

“All of Our Past Places” by Kat Howard, Jour. of Unlikely Cartography, Jun 2014 [despite title, no time travel ]

Iceman by Fung Lam and Mark Wu (Wing-Cheong Law, director), 19 Sep 2014 [long sleep ]

Mind Dimensions by Dima Zales, 2 Oct 2014 [stopping time ]

“Calvera by Rachel Barber, 9 Dec 2014 [no definite time travel ]

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“For Lost Time” by Therese Arkenberg, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 22 Jan 2015 [no definite time travel ]

“Samsara and Ice” by Andy Dudak, Analog, Jan/Feb 2015 [long sleep] and [reincarnation ]

“A User’s Guide to Increments of Time” by Kat Howard, F&SF, Mar/Apr 2015 [differing time rates ]

“In the Time of Love” by Amy Sterling Casil, &F&SF, May/Jun 2015 [stopping time ]

“Dixon’s Road” by Rucgard Chwedyk, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2015 [long sleep ]

“Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” by Caroline M. Yoachim, Lightspeed, Sep 2015 [no definite time travel ]

“Time Flies” by Carie Juettner, Nature, 3 Sep 2015 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Life/Time in the New World” by Ann Christy, The Time Travel Chronicles, 2 Nov 2015 [long sleep ]

“It’s All Relative at the Space-Time Café” by Norman Birnbach, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2015 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Nathaniel” by Mary Ogle, Daily Science Fiction, 21 Dec 2015 [virtual reality ]

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Sherlock (“The Abominable Bride”) adapted by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, 1 Jan 2016 [just a dream ]

Quantum Break by Microsoft, (included with game), 5 Apr 2016 [time phenomena without time travel ]

“The Gettysburg Game” by Jeff Calhoun, Galaxy’s Edge, May 2016 [virtual reality ]

“Hold the Moment” by Marie Vibbert, Analog, Jun 2016 [personal time rate differences ]

“Rats Dream of the Future” by Paul McAuley, Asimov’s, Jun 2016 [predictions ]

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“After the Atrocity” by Ian Creasey, Asimov’s, Mar/Apr 2017 [clones ]

“Kitty Hawk” by Alan Smale, Asimov’s, Mar/Apr 2017 [despite title, no time travel ]

“A Singular Event in the Fourth Dimension” by Andrea M. Pawley, Asimov’s, Mar/Apr 2017 [despite title, no time travel ]

“Tao Zero” by Damien Broderick, Asimov’s, Mar/Apr 2017 [despite title, no time travel ]

“The Wisdom of the Group” by Ian R. MacLeod, Asimov’s, Mar/Apr 2017 [predictions ]

“Triceratops” by Ian McHugh, Asimov’s, May/Jun 2017 [despite title, no time travel ]

 


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Thanks for visiting my time-travel page, and thanks to the many sources that provided stories and more (see the Links and Credits in the menu at the top). —Michael (
main@colorado.edu)