Regarding travel forwards or backwards in time, outside of normal temporal constraints, and the implications and repercussions thereof.

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Was John/Jane the only time traveler being manipulated by the Agency?

Please help settle an argument between myself and my son. I believe that John/Jane was the only time traveler being manipulated by the Agency, in order that they may not change the future. Nowhere ...
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Story About Kids Finding Out Their Uncle Time Travels

I remember bits and pieces of this book I read when I was a kid (probably late 90s). It starts with this boy and his family moving into to his uncle's(?) house. The boy finds a room of weird stuff, ...
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Explanation of time freezing [closed]

This is a question that's been on my mind for some time now. Suppose we have a stopwatch that can stop time when pressed, and can resume it when pressed again. There has been some references about ...
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FTL combat in Newton's Wake

Some setup is necessary before I can get to asking my question. In Ken MacLeod's Newton's Wake, FTL is possible. There is a form of chronology protection: Say ye try tae send a signal intae the ...
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time travel kids show

I'm looking for a kids show about a blonde girl that travels in time and brings historical figures back to her time to solve there problems some of the historical figures on the show was Charlie ...
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Book I read in the 1980s, about a scientist trapped in a pendulum after blowing up a time machine

Trying to find this story, I think it was part of a multi-story sci-fi book. People keep telling me it is "The pendulum" or "The time machine" but I am pretty sure it isn't. Nutshell plot, scientists ...
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Would Aaron encounter the same time-travelling Abe later, if Abe leaves their timeline first?

I first thought of this question when rewatching the part where Abe shows Aaron the mold growth on the weeble--based on the technician saying "it is a joke" etc, we know that Aaron planted the mold to ...
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Science fiction novel about a man who travels through time and falls in love with a warrior woman

I believe it was a full novel, that I must have read as a preteen, so it can't be newer than the late '90s or early 2000s. I don't remember much, but I think it was about a man who travels forward ...
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Ocean of time book?

I remember reading a book where people figured out time travel and when they entered "Time" they could swim through it, but it would cause ripples and change things. They would take certain time ...
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Looking for a story where all sickness and disease has been eliminated

Takes place in a future where all sickness and disease has been eliminated leaving people with weak immune systems. The main character is in charge of sending all time hoppers from the past to a moon ...
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Short Story: Criminals are sent back in time as punishment?

I've already searched Wikipedia's list of time travel stories in hopes of finding it, but no such luck. This is the basic plot of the story: In the future, criminals are sent back to the Renaissance ...
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Young Adult novel - Brother and Sister go back in time and meet Cuchulain

This is probably an easy one, but I can't think of the right combination of keywords. I read it as a hardback around the late 1980s to the early 1990s. It involved a brother and sister who somehow ...
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Book from 1960, a girl keeps blacking out and going back in time to the time of the druids

I read this in grade school so think the book was probably from the 1960s or 1970s. The (female) protagonist would black out and go back in time. I remember druids and Stonehenge and also there was a ...
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Space ship manned by only AI returns home to a different earth, back in time

I read this short story 30 years or more ago. A space ship is returning home to Earth from a battle. There are no people on board this ship, only an AI and the ship's computer. When the ship tries to ...
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How is the Thomas Granger coma/“recursive” problem in Primer caused by a paradox?

In the movie, Thomas Granger gets knocked out simply by getting too close to Aaron. The narrator then states that the problem was "recursive"; also, some viewer explanations state that Granger falls ...
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Somewhere in Time - Who is this character?

In the time-travel romance movie "Somewhere in Time", a young playwright from 1972 uses an old pocket-watch to mystically travel back to 1912 and meet an actress he has fallen in love with from old ...
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How does the time loop in Predestination get initialized?

In Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, the idea is plain and simple. However, I do find something very hard to digest: How could the loop about Ethan Hawke the time travel agent, could meet himself ...
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Looking for an older book about a team of time travellers operating outside light cone

I remember reading an older sci-fi book (maybe 50s-60s?) about a professional team of time travellers which operated outside the light cone to avoid breaking causality. Their purpose is to travel to ...
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Looking for a time travel fantasy/scifi novel from the late 80s/Early 90s

Ok, I remember borrowing this book from a friend back in 1993. I seem to recall the name being The Inept Adept, but I can't find anything related to this name except a piece from the 2000s that ...
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Movie about a teenager discovering time travel

I remember watching a movie quite a few years ago, where a teenager in high school was trying to find out about possibilities of time travel. I think towards the end he did manage it, but it was ...
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Looking for a found footage time travel film

I recall seeing a trailer for a film a while back, sometime in the last 2 years, and was wondering which film it was for. I recall it being a found footage-style film, that centered on a group of ...
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Seeking a story about a time-traveler living backwards in a capsule

I'm hunting for the title of a short story where a senile old man appears in a capsule in a laboratory. They eventually realize time is passing backwards for him. After years he helps them build the ...
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Trying to remember a Tandy CoCo 2 point-and-click adventure game involving time travel within a museum

I have horribly vague memories of this, but lasting ones. I played it on a Radio Shack Tandy Color Computer 2 (maybe the CoCo 3, but I think it was the CoCo 2). It was a point-and-click adventure ...
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Movie ID: 50s/60s time travel film with *terrible* plot holes

Back in the eighties I saw an apparently sixties-era film on afternoon UHF TV. In it a crew of men and women were on board a time-travelling vessel. I think it was not a ship, more of a stationary ...
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Story ID: What novel had a time travel car and dinosaurs?

I am trying to remember the title of a science fiction novel about a man who has a car that can travel back in time, and he can park it about 10 seconds ahead, so no one but him can see it. He ...
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First use of time travel in fiction

Where was the first literary appearance of time travel? I know H.G. Wells coined the term "time machine", and according to wikipedia he popularized the concept of time travel. Since they don't give ...
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How difficult was it to apply for time-turners?

As far as we know from the books (I haven't been on Pottermore or seen any of JKR's interviews) Hermoine is the only witch or wizard to have legally used a time-turner. So how does the application ...
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Short story about soldiers time-traveling to the US Civil War & facing an ethical dilemma : Should they intervene?

I read this story in the 1960's or 1970's. A platoon of modern soldiers accidentally time travel into the midst of a crucial civil war battle. They have their modern weapons in their possession. They ...
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Movie about a man and a woman accelerated in time. The rest of the world was suspended in time

This is a movie I saw on TV in the mid to late sixties, so I’m not sure if it was a made for TV movie or if it was out in theater in the late 50’s or early 60’s. I only remember bits and pieces of ...
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What's the nature of Eternity?

In the first part of "End of Eternity" it seems like Eternity is off in a separate plane of reality, disconnected from time. But then later it explains how each section was duplicated for each ...
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Story About Time Travel Using a Gate on the Sun

When I was in high school (6 or 7 years ago), one of the short stories that we read out of the text book had to do with an alien civilization that had discovered time travel. They had managed to ...
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What determines whether or not a timeline is “Doomed”?

In recent Homestuck updates, Terezi posed the possibility that she, Roxy, and John were all stuck within a doomed timeline; one that would eventually peter out into nothingness and from which no true ...
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Looking for a book featuring a soldier/marine travelling to a different time/universe

I picked up a book a year ago and read the summary at the back(part of a series maybe?) at a airport bookshop but had to stop because of my flight was about to depart. I can't remember the author or ...
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Why was there apparently no knowledge of the missing ship in the Typhon Expanse?

In the TNG episode "Cause and Effect", we are treated to the following line of dialogue...three times. "Captain's Log, Stardate 45652.1. The Enterprise has entered an area of space known as the ...
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In ST Voyager, why do they keep & use technology from the future?

Mainly the doctor's mobile emitter - they obviously have some rules about not disturbing the timeline via the temporal time directive by leaving advanced technology in the past, so why would they on ...
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Short story involving time travel

I read a short story about 25 years ago in an anthology (it might have been Hugo nominated stories or some such). The story is about a failed author who is visited by a man from the future who ...
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Can Time Travel (back to the future style) ever be possible without creating a paradox? [closed]

On each occasion that Marty and the Doc (and Biff) travel back in time they end up creating a brand new timeline. Marty makes some effort to repair it in BTTF1 but there are still notable differences. ...
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If the Federation has effective time travel, why don't they use it to correct major problems in the past?

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, we see Kirk and his crew can perform fairly accurate time travel via the light-speed breakaway factor. Is there any reason they don't use this technique more ...
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Short story where a moved book in a library changes time

Caution, this one is a little complicated... My girlfriend is searching for a book her father read long time ago. Here are the snippets I'm aware of: The story was in a book containing multiple ...
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Seeking story about time travel used to steal from the future

I'm looking for a short story that I read in an anthology. In it, I think the theory was that you could time travel, but could never take anything that would be missed. As in, if you went to the ...
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Asimov short story about nuke going off in 1945

This story is about someone from the future ensuring the first atomic bomb is set off in 1945 so that the "future" would be one in which Earth would be the only source of intelligence in the galaxy. ...
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Book about an industrialist that finds an animal in space that creates portals

I am looking for a sci-fi book I read in the late 80's or early 90's dealing with a a rich space industrialist that finds an animal in space that, when stimulated, creates propulsion. Later in the ...
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Harry Potter Time Turner question: how is murdering past or future selves possible? Is it possible to prevent someone from dying [duplicate]

In Harry Potter, it seems like Time Turners are mostly used to correct minor things or do things that wouldn't have any major effect. Also, in Prisoner of Azkaban, it seems like Time-Turners/time ...
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What's that movie where the character travels back in time by his mind?

I watched a movie back when I was a kid, I would say during the 80's maybe early 90's. This movie was about a character who succeeded in time traveling by just thinking of it. At the end of the movie, ...
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How did Kate & Leopold solve their money problems without L. marrying for money as he had been expected to?

In the 2001 move Kate & Leopold, before the time travel from 1876, Leopold is being forced to marry some rich American as the family fortune is depleted. In the end he announces that he plans to ...
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How did the displaced persons know how to carry on once Sam Beckett jumped out of their bodies? [duplicate]

In Quantum Leap, Sam Beckett switched into other peoples bodies and changed, or restored, or ensured history that was guided to the history as it was known in Sam's own timeline. These people seemed ...
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How is Doc still alive if he was shot back in 1885?

In Back to the Future: Part III, we see the grave of Doc. If Doc. Emmet L. Brown is dead and has a grave, then how come he is still alive and kicking in 1885? If he is alive because Marty went back ...
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Book about time travel to the Eruption of Vesuvius era

I read this amazing book about time travel, where people seems to randomly travel back in time where: Main protagonists appear in or near Pompeii with memory loss. The book ends with the Eruption of ...
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Looking for a book - Time Travel and Alternate Time Lines

I know this is a long shot but I'm looking for the name of a book I read when I was younger (early 70's). From what I recall, the main story was a bunch of soldiers got picked up by a time traveling ...
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What's the title of this temporal loop short film?

I remember seeing, years ago, a short film about a guy who gets stuck in a time loop and is forced to relive the same few minutes of his life over and over. In one iteration, he talks to his ...