Time Travel

1632

By Eric Flint

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1632   In northern Germany things couldn't get much worse. Famine. Disease. Religous war laying waste the cities. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy.

2000   Things are going OK in Grantville, West Virginia, and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn's sister (including the entire local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads) is having a good time.

THEN, EVERYTHING CHANGED....

When the dust settles, Mike leads a group of armed miners to find out what happened and finds the road into town is cut, as with a sword. On the other side, a scene out of Hell: a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter attacked by men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don't have to ask who to shoot. At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to the middle of the Thirty Years' War.

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Making History: A Novel

By Stephen Fry

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What if Adolf Hitler had never been born? In this very witty, British "alternative history," Michael Young, a Cambridge graduate student who has just completed his dissertation on Adolf Hitler's childhood, and German physicist Leo Zuckermann, inventor of a machine that can look into the past, come up with a way to prevent Hitler from ever having been born. But things don't quite work out....

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The Immortal Highlander

By Karen Marie Moning

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Once immortal, Adam Black has been cursed with humanity and made invisible. To be cured, he must appeal to the queen of the Fae. The problem is, only one woman can see him and she wants nothing to do with him.

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My Heart Stood Still

By Lynn Kurland

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Mountain climber and financier Thomas McKinnon has always led a fast-paced life. Then one day, on a whim, he buys a medieval Scottish castle and meets the woman of his dreams. The only problem is she died in the 14th century.

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Knights

By Linda Lael Miller

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Gloriana, Lady of Kenbrook, hardly remembers her first five years as twentieth century Megan, before she was propelled back in time to 13th-century England. Just as she is growing closer to her betrothed, Gloriana is returned to the future. Will their love be able to survive?

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To Say Nothing of the Dog

By Connie Willis

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Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest. He's been shuttling between the 21st century and the 1940s searching for a Victorian atrocity called the bishop's bird stump. It's part of a project to restore the famed Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in a Nazi air raid over a hundred years earlier.

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Merlin's Bones

By Fred Saberhagen

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Dr. Elaine Brusen's research into the nature of time and space opens a gateway connecting the 21st century with England's post-Arthurian Dark Ages. This creates a nexus of magical energy that centers on the resting place of one of legendary history's most powerful individuals. Saberhagen juxtaposes the perils of a wandering troupe of medieval actors, a Viking warrior's holy quest, the legend of the Fisher King, and a modern scientist's search for the ultimate truth to create an intoxicating blend of romance, adventure, danger, and time-travel.

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George Washington's Socks

By Elvira Woodruff

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"An overnight camp-out turns into a harrowing trip to colonial America in this action-packed novel, " PW; suggested for 9-12.
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Lincoln's Legacy

By Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon

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Third graders travel through time to keep history on track! Abigail loves Mondays, and so does the rest of class 305. That's the day Mr. Caruthers asks them cool questions about history. Today Mr. C asks, "What if Abraham Lincoln never freed the slaves?" Abigail and her friends are ready to put their thinking caps on. But this time Mr. C wants them to do more than put their heads together-he wants them to travel back in time! Turns out the "What If?" questions are real, and Mr. C has just come back from a visit to the past. He needs their help because it looks like President Lincoln might quit and never free the slaves! With a time-travel gadget and only two hours to spare, Abigail and her friends are going back to the past. But even though time traveling isn't hard, convincing Abraham Lincoln not to give up isn't going to be easy.... With a dollop of The Magic Tree House, a dash of Back to the Future, and pinch of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Blast to the Past is a recipe for fun!
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The Tomorrow Code

By Brian Falkner

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Two New Zealand teenagers receive a desperate SOS from their future selves and set out on a quest to stop an impending ecological disaster that could mean the end of humanity.
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