Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Top 10 time-travelling stories

Linda Buckley-Archer's time-travelling trilogy concludes with Time Quake, available in the U.S. in October.

For the Guardian, she named her top ten time-travelling stories. Her preface:
"My first proper short story was about a man obsessed with marking the new millennium (he missed it). Ever since, though I'm not sure why, the theme of time has managed to creep into almost everything I've written. We are so used to moving backwards and forwards in time in our heads - revisiting times past and speculating on our future - that the notion of time travel is easy to imagine and accept."
One title on the list:
The Time Machine by HG Wells

It's impossible to leave out this seminal time-travelling story from of one of science fiction's founding fathers. Having invented a machine capable of moving through the fourth dimension, a gentleman scientist journeys to the distant future where he discovers that mankind has evolved in disturbing ways. Wells's imagination was extraordinary. Published in 1895 (10 years before Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity) The Time Machine reflects Wells's fascination with both science and social issues.
Read about the other nine titles on Buckley-Archer's list.

--Marshal Zeringue