Books Famous Time Travel Books and Novels

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List of famous time travel books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular time travel books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best time travel novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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A Connecticut Yankee in King A... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are ...more

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A Dream of John Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
William Morris A Dream of John Ball is a novel by English author William Morris about the English peasants' revolt of 1381. It features the rebel priest John Ball, who appeared to be advocating a socialistic ...more

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A Rebel in Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Harry Harrison A Rebel in Time was written by Harry Harrison in 1983 and is a science fiction novel.

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A Sound of Thunder and Other S... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels

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Axis of Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
The Axis of Time trilogy is an alternative history series of novels written by Australian journalist and author John Birmingham, from Macmillan Publishing.

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Caballo de Troya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Caballo de Troya is a biography written in 1984 by Spanish journalist, writer and ufologist Juan José Benítez. It has reached considerable success in most Spanish-speaking ...more

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Chronocules is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels

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Counting Up, Counting Down is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Counting Up, Counting Down is a collection of short stories by Harry Turtledove. It is named after two of the stories appearing in the book, one called Forty, Counting Down and the other named ...more

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Doomsday Book is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Connie Willis Doomsday Book is a 1992 science fiction novel by American author Connie Willis. The novel won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and was shortlisted for other awards. The title of the book is a ...more

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Making History is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Stephen Fry Making History is the third novel by Stephen Fry. The plot involves the creation of an alternative historical time line, one where Adolf Hitler never existed. While most of the book is written ...more

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Diana Gabaldon Outlander is the first in a series of eight historical multi-genre novels by Diana Gabaldon. Published in 1991, it focuses on 20th century nurse Claire Randall, who time travels to 18th century ...more

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Pen Pal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels

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Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a soldier named Billy ...more

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The Anubis Gates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Tim Powers The Anubis Gates is a time travel fantasy novel by Tim Powers. It won the 1983 Philip K. Dick Award and 1984 Science Fiction Chronicle Award.

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The Didymus Contingency is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels

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The End of Eternity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Isaac Asimov The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov is a science fiction novel, with mystery and thriller elements, on the subjects of time travel and social engineering. The themes are very different from most ...more

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The Guns of the South is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Harry Turtledove The Guns of the South is an alternate history novel set during the American Civil War by Harry Turtledove. The story deals with a group of time-travelling white supremacist members of the ...more

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The Man Who Folded Himself is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
David Gerrold The Man Who Folded Himself is a 1973 science fiction novel by David Gerrold that deals with time travel. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1973 and the Hugo Award for Best ...more

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The Plot to Save Socrates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Paul Levinson The Plot to Save Socrates is a time travel novel by Paul Levinson, first published in 2006. Starting in the near future, the novel also has scenes set in the ancient world and Victorian New

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The Spark of God is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels

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The Sterkarm Handshake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Susan Price The Sterkarm Handshake is a young-adult science fiction novel by Susan Price, published by Scholastic UK in 1998. It features time travel between 21st-century and 16th-century Britain and ...more

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The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
H. G. Wells The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an ...more

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The Time Ships is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Stephen Baxter The Time Ships is a 1995 science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. A sequel to The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, it was officially authorised by the Wells estate to mark the centenary of the ...more

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Thrice Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
James P. Hogan Thrice Upon A Time is a science fiction novel by James P. Hogan, first published in 1980. Unlike most other time travel stories, Thrice Upon A Time considers the ramifications of sending ...more

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Time After Time is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Karl Alexander Time After Time is a novel written by Karl Alexander.

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Timequake is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Kurt Vonnegut Timequake is a semi-autobiographical work by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. published in 1997. Vonnegut described the novel as a "stew", in which he alternates between summarizing a novel he had ...more

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Timescape is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Gregory Benford Timescape is a 1980 novel by science fiction writer Gregory Benford. It won the 1980 Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards, and the 1981 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science ...more

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Up the Line is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Time Travel Books and Novels
Robert Silverberg Up the Line is a time travel novel by American science fiction author Robert Silverberg. The plot revolves mainly around the paradoxes brought about by time travel, though it is also notable for ...more