Time travel novels are stories that examine the consequences of people who through various methods end up on a different time in history then the one they live in.

10 Time Travel Novels

Micheal Crichton


Within 24 hours of a man found wandering around the Arizona desert, he is dead and cremated by his only known friend.

Halfway around the world, people working on a medieval site in France archaeologists, make a shocking discovery, suddenly they are taken to the backers who have got technoogy beyond their imagination.

Soon men and women will be fighting for their lives, around 600 years before they were born.

Time And Time Again
Ben Elton

Time and Time Again

On the 1st of June 1914, Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer. No one he has ever known has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be.

Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming, bringing misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, it is history, he knows..

Somehow he  must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century?

Making History
Stephan Fry

Making History

What if Hitler had never been born? An unquestionable improvement, one would reason

A history grad student and an aging German physicist idealistically undertake to bring this about by preventing Adolf’s birth.

Their success launches a brave new world that is in some ways better than ours–but in other ways worse! 

The Time Machine
H. G. Wells

The Time Machine: with Illustrations (Classic Collection)

So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era.
 Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes…and our darkest fears.

A pull of the Time Machine’s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth.  There he discovers two bizarre races—the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks

The Time Ships
Stephen Baxter

The Time Ships

A century after the publication of H. G. Wells’ immortal The Time Machine, Stephen Baxter,writes a followup in The Time Ship’s

There is a secret passage through time…and it leads all the way to the end of Eternity. But the journey has a terrible cost. It alters not only the future but the “present” in which we live.

Stephan King


U.S. President John F Kennedy was killed on the 22nd November 1963 in Dallas, if you could go back and change it would you.

Would the consequences be worth it?

If she Had Stayed
Diane Byington

If She Had Stayed

Landing the job of director of the New Tesla Museum in Colorado Spring. Kaley Kline wants o make it succeed.

Searching for undiscovered works to display, Kaley finds a safe that might have been Tesla’s and inside she finds a journal.

Thinking either that the journal is a fraud or Tesla was experiencing a nervous breakdown when he wrote it.

However, if his experiments are real, the world will never be the same.  deciding to secretly build the time machine and attempt to go back into her own life to change a decision she has always regretted.

The Time Traveler’s Wife
Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveller’s Wife

The novel shows how time travel effects  the marriage of Henry and Clare’s as the plot  unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives,

Trying to have a normal life, steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control,

making their story moving and unforgettable.

Diana Gabaldon

Outlander: (Outlander 1)

In 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon.

when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.

7 1/2 Deaths of Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Stuart Taunton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: The Sunday Times Bestseller and Winner of the Costa First Novel Award

Aiden Bishop knows, Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle.

But when the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. Some of his hosts are more helpful than others.

A locked room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense.

So here are just a few of many books about time travel books

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