The Big List of Time Travel Adventures

 from antiquity to 2017


No Time Travel.
Move along.
“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”


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


No Time Travel.
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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


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


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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“The Fountain of Yonder” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Knickerbocker, Jan 1837 [fountain of youth ]
aka “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment”


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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 ]


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?”


No Time Travel.
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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?’


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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”


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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“The Pikestaffe Case” by Algernon Blackwood, Tongues of Fire and Other Sketches, 1924 [people-trapping dimensions ]


No Time Travel.
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The Dream by H.G. Wells [just a dream ]

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


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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Before the Dawn by Eric Temple Bell [viewing the past ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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


No Time Travel.
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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


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 ]


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 ]


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


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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 ]


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


No Time Travel.
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“The Yehudi Principle” by Fredric Brown, Astounding, May 1944 [predictions ]


No Time Travel.
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It’s a Wonderful Life by Goodrich, et. al., 20 Dec 1946 [viewing alternate pasts ]


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


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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 ]


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’


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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Tales of Magic #5: Magic or Not? by Edward Eager, Feb 1959 [no time travel ]


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 [no time travel ]

“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 ]


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


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 [no time travel ]

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


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 ]


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


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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


No Time Travel.
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Green Darkness by Anya Seton, Nov 1972 [reincarnation ]


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 #2.1: “The Smallest Dragonboy” by Anne McCaffrey, 1973 [no time travel ]

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

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


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 ]


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 [no time travel ]

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


No Time Travel.
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Dragonriders of Pern #4 (Harper Hall #2): Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey, Feb 1977 [no time travel ]


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 ]


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 [no time travel ]

“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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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“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)


No Time Travel.
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“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 ]


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 ]

Dragonriders of Pern #8.1: “The Girl Who Heard Dragons” by Anne McCaffrey, May 1986 [no time travel ]


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 ]

“Traplanda” by Charles Sheffield, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jun 1987 [despite appearances, no time travel ]

Dragonriders of Pern #8.1.A1: Dragonharper by Jody Lynn Nye, Jul 1987 [no time travel ]
aka A Crossroads Adventure in the World of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern: Dragonharper


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 ]

Dragonriders of Pern #9: Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey, Oct 1988 [no time travel ]


No 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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


No 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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


No Time Travel.
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Dragonriders of Pern #12: The Dolphins of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, Oct 1994 [no time travel ]


No Time Travel.
Move along.
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 ]


No Time Travel.
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Timelock by Joseph John Barmettler and J. Reifel [long sleep ]

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

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

Dragonriders of Pern #13: Red Star Rising by Anne McCaffrey, Aug 1996 [no time travel ]
aka Dragonseye


No Time Travel.
Move along.
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 ]


No Time Travel.
Move along.
Dragonriders of Pern #14: The Masterharper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, Jan 1998 [no time travel ]

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 ]


No Time Travel.
Move along.
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 ]


No 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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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Dragonriders of Pern #18: Dragon’s Fire by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey, Aug 2006 [no time travel ]

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 ]


No Time Travel.
Move along.
“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 ]


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 ]


No Time Travel.
Move along.
“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 ]


No 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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


No Time Travel.
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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 ]


No 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 ]


No Time Travel.
Move along.
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 ]


No Time Travel.
Move along.
“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 ]

“Precognition” by Alex Drozd, Daily Science Fiction, 30 May 2017 [precognition ]

“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)