Sideways through Time: 36 Novels about Time Travel

time-travelReleased in September, James Gleick’s Time Travel tantalizes readers with the real possibility of time travel, as well as the way it has been imagined and attempted throughout history. Recommend these 36 titles to patrons who’d like to know what tripping through time might look like.

11/22/63, by Stephen King

 1634: The Baltic War, by David Weber and Eric Flint

The Beautiful Land, by Alan Averill

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Courtby Mark Twain

 The Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

The End of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov

The First 15 Lives of Harry August, by Claire North

 A Fold in the Tent in the Sky, by Michael Hale

The House on the Strand, by Daphne du Maurier

Hyperion, by Dan Simmons

If I Never Get Back, by Darryl Brock

In the Garden of Iden, by Kage Baker

into-the-stormInto the Storm, by Taylor Anderson

Kindred, by Octavia Butler

Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy

Man in the Empty Suit, by Sean Ferrell

The Man Who Folded Himself, by David Gerrold

The Mirror, by Marlys Millhiser

 Outlanderby Diana Gabaldon

Replay, by Ken Grimwood

 The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats, by Mark Hodder

Shadow of Night, by Deborah Harkness

The Shadow out of Time, by H.P. Lovecraft

The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes

A Shortcut in Time, by Charles Dickinson

Steamed, by Katie McAlister

sunrise-on-the-mediterraneanSunrise on the Mediterraneanby Suzanne Frank

The Time After Time, by Karl Alexander

Time and Again, by Jack Finney

 Time and Time Again, by Ben Elton

Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

 Transgression, by Randall Ingermanson

Unburning Alexandria, by Paul Levinson

 Veronica, by Nicholas Christopher

Woman on the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy

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Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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