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Publisher: INFINIVOX

Publication Date: 2012

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Timeless Time Travel Tales

edited by Allan Kaster

A collection of unforgettable tales, written by some of science fiction’s most esteemed authors, that pays homage to one of the genre’s most cherished story types. Whether time travel stories leap forward in time or slip into the past, they remain popular with fans. 

  • “Things Undone” by John Barnes — A tale of intrigue as the principles of science are discovered centuries ahead of time while mankind is divided into classes (Com'n and Liejt) and the Irish people are slaves.

  • “And Wild for to Hold” by Nancy Kress — This story Anne Boleyn and that of historians from a distant future to which pivotal historic figures are taken in order to prevent otherwise inevitable bloodshed.

  • “Home Time” by Ian R. MacLeod — This story sends three time traveling historians from the future to rescue Captain Oates from the doomed Scott party amidst the race to the South Pole in the early 20th century.

  • “The Mists of Time” by Tom Purdom — This story sends historians from the future on a high seas adventure to document a 19th century British Admiralty anti-slavery patrol.

  • “Against the Current” by Robert Silverberg (science fiction grand master) — The fifty-seven-year old owner of a Toyota dealership in the San Francisco Bay area slowly slides backwards in time towards his birth.

  • “The Observation Post” by Allen M. Steele — The story of how a U.S. Navy blimp crewmember happens upon time travelers while monitoring Soviet sea traffic around Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis 

  • “Scherzo with Tyrannosaur” by Michael Swanwick — The director of a dinosaur research center holds a timeline-polluting fund raiser located in the late Cretaceous period, in the Hugo Award winning story.

  • “Bespoke” by Genevieve Valentine — observes the detrimental effects of time travel on the timeline through the eyes of a seamstress whose wealthy patrons are obsessed with their time period costumes.

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