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

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Short story involving time traveler in a prom

I read the story in the early 2000s, and the story was about a strange girl and a nerd who were preparing to attend a prom. In the prom, "the elder or future graduates" would travel from the future to ...
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looking for specific short story, possibly from 1950s or 1960s, baby first superhuman

Plot involves two parents with a baby. They are visited by time travellers from the future who tell them the baby becomes like a god in the future, the first superhuman. I think the name of the baby ...
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Pre 1985ish science fiction paperback with a metal-armed man on the cover and time-travel combat

I'm trying to identify a science fiction novel I remember reading as a young kid from my school's library. I only remember two things about it (apart from having a generally positive impression of it):...
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Man is sitting in his room and gets contradictory advice from two men from the future

Years ago I read short story about a man sitting in his room. Suddenly appears the same man but from the future and gives him an advice about the future. Original man seems to agree to follow that ...
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Looking for story in which it is possible to see history through the eyes of your DNA ancestry

In this story, the reach of this technique (being able to see the past through the eyes of your ancestors, eventually including pre-human ones) is extended further and further into prehistory. This is ...
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spy story with sci fi element

The story was about an American spy on the track of (probably) some Russian spies. For some reason he had a device that enabled him to go backward (forward?) in time by a few minutes. I'm pretty sure ...
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Doctor pulled to the future to save a leader in a time when medicine is banned

I read it back in the 80s so it must be older than 1985. The plot goes like this. A doctor gets transferred to the future. He materialises in the middle of the road and almost gets killed. He finds ...
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What are all the episodes in Family Guy, that uses Stewie's time machine?

Stewie Griffin has a time machine, which he built that he uses to go back in time and cause trouble (perhaps not his main aim, but it often ends up that way). What are all the episodes where he uses ...
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Eloi Mara as breeding stock

In the 2002 film The Time Machine, the Über-Morlock says to Dr. Alexander Hartdegen that Mara is being kept alive to be used as breeding stock for other colonies or something like that. Did he mean ...
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Need help identifying short story about retired military colonel who fought war at end of time

I read this story in an anthology in the eighties or early nineties. It was about an old man who lived outside a western-like town, though that might have just been how I imagined it. He goes to ...
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How come Sam's clothes always fit after every Leap?

In the TV series of "Quantum Leap", the official line was that Sam's physical body leaped from life to life, with only an "aura" of the person he'd replaced remaining behind to "fool" the people ...
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Book of sci-fi short stories containing time machines, strange planets and civilisations

This story reminded me of something similar I had read 10+ years ago. I'm trying to identify a book of short stories, possibly by the same author. I only remember bits of it. A story about time ...
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Identify a catastrophic sci fi story written before 1980: ruptured spleen, alien moon base, time and space travel, antimatter tool

I read a sci fi short story sometime between 1974-1980 but it may have been written long before that. I believe it was in a paper back anthology of sci fi stories, but I'm not certain. I think the ...
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How does the Doctor avoid changing the history of the future?

Given that the Doctor is careful about not changing established history when travelling into the past [certainly the First Doctor in the Aztecs was quite adamant that history couldn't be changed, ...
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Story identification: Make your own human kit (short story, circa 1950's) [duplicate]

There is a short story circa 1950's with the following plot: the main hero (young men) gets (maybe via a post) a kind of do-it-yourself kit that allows one to create various life-forms including human....
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Short story about an inventor who travels into the future to find time going backwards

About 30 years ago I read a short story about an inventor who builds a time machine out of (I think) a Volkswagen Beetle which could only go forwards. He travels to the year 2100 only to find that ...
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Chinese film about time travel where travelers must very move slowly while in transit

Saw it around the end of 90's on TV. The most unique scene is when a man and a woman is travelling (seemingly in hurry/panic) with other travelers (they might be stranded) around them. The man is ...
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Old science-fiction movie about killer bipedal robots in a desert

There is one movie I remember I watched as a kid but can't remember the name. I don't think it was block-buster, but you could rent it on VHS during the 90s. It involves killer bipedal robots in some ...
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Have Superman or Supergirl ever tried to change history?

Superboy once ventured into the past and tried to make some changes to history, but found that compensating effects seemed to be at play and history was put back on track. Have Superman or Supergirl ...
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Are there non-legal consequences for wizards that meddle with time?

I'm not sure how much documentation there is on time in the HP universe, but time would obviously be an incredibly strong weapon to Voldemort, so I'm wondering why he didn't just rewind time and fix ...
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Time travel for literary research from Analog c. 1990s

This is a story from Analog Magazine about the 1990s. An English professor made his reputation critiquing the stories of a dead writer, especially one particular one. The story opened in class when ...
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Looking for a book i read a few years ago

This book was about two girls who are taken to the future because the future's iq population is dropping. An organisation takes smart people from the past to the future to boost the iq's. However, ...
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Need help to find a sci-fi collection I read at school (mid 80s)

I am now 46 and so it's been bugging me for over 30 years - time to try and do something about it. The collection was in my lower school library (UK). It was a thick black hardback book and I believe ...
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Short story - Man and beautiful girl are space tourists who visit disasters in galaxies

Read this in early 1980s - man meets up with a beautiful girl with equally beautiful friends. They are space tourists who visit disasters across galaxies and who are in town (San Francisco?) to await ...
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Story ID: Ex tries to prevent marriage via time travel

In the mid 80s I read an intriguing time travel story, collected in an anthology from the previous 10 years or so. It concerns a couple who realize that their history is being manipulated by the wife'...
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Animated film where protagonists travel to the future and save a robot-enslaved humanity

I watched many years ago when I was a kid this animated film, and I just can't find it. It may be an episode from an anime, but I don't think so, as I remember it being longer than that... Here is ...
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Where's the time travel in Mannequin 2: On the Move?

I've just watched an episode of American Dad and Stan was saying he hates all movies with a time travelling premise except for Mannequin 2. I couldn't see any time travel in the synopsis. Is there ...
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How do the crew determine the time after time-traveling?

When time traveling in Star Trek, the ship's clock always seems to show the correct time that they have traveled to. How do ship & crew determine what the exact date is, prior to the invention of ...
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In the movie Twelve Monkeys (1995), why couldn't James Cole change the past and still be the one who “gave the idea” of the disease to the antagonist?

While I was watching, the James Cole repeatedly says that he couldn't change the past "because he didn't" (so because it was determined or something like that). And yet, when he is in the past, he ...
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Which character has traveled in time the most on-screen?

The title says it all: Which main Star Trek character has traveled through time the most number of times on-screen? I'm referring to characters from the 22nd century to the 24th century - no 26th/...
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Short story involving time travel through a train station

I cannot remember the story exactly, but I guess it goes like this - Protagonist was travelling somewhere. So he goes to a train station. But the ticket counter he went to appeared old fashioned (...
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Which starship has been sent back in time the most number of times?

The title says it all: Which starship has travelled back in time the most number of times? The only restriction is it must be from canon. It can be from any society, any time period.
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What Star Trek episodes are set in the 20th century?

Star Trek has a lot of time travel in it and, more often than not, it seems that when they travel back in time, they go to the 20th century. Which Trek episodes are set in 20th Earth century? I'll ...
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Superman/Flash Time Travel

Just finished Season 1 of The Flash. Loved it!!! The Flash time-travelled twice, once by himself and using the particle accelerator. Can Superman reach the same velocity to do the same? Is there ...
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Soldier from the near future in a war with Arab fighters, time travels to the past

I read a paperback novel at a library about 10 - 15 years ago and want to find it again. However, I can not remember the name or author of the novel, and can not find it in the library. It was ...
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Did any universe address the problem of double DNA [closed]

When you mess up time travelling and become your own ancestor, there is a big problem: At some point in time, a child will be born with exactly the same DNA as you. Did any franchise address ...
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Why did Harry and Hermione arrive in the Entrance hall after having used the Time-Turner in the hospital wing?

In the prisoner of Azkaban, after the events in the Shrieking Shak, Harry, Ron and Hermione are in the hospital wing. Dumbledore suggests they (Hermione & Harry) use the Time Turner to save more ...
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What will happen when David-A returns after 8 years?

At the end of Flight of the Navigator, David time travels, creating an alternate timeline where he didn't go to Phalon{sic} for 8 years. Lets call the David who disappeared for 8 years, David-A, and ...
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Building minutes [duplicate]

Does anyone know a SF TV short story in which there were blue men who helped "stage" our world- at least the parts we saw, on a minute by minute basis. So, at each minute, everyone would be in the "...
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Trying To Remember Time Travel Story

Back in elementary school (1994-1995) we had books called "readers" that contained short stories or excerpts from novels. One story was about a guy who had a time-travel device that was the size of an ...
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Time travel to the Middle Ages using math formulas; defeats knights with modern fencing skills

I am looking for a book I read (I think late 70's early 80's). It's about a young math wiz who travels back in time to the Middle Ages using math formulas. He is talented at fencing and uses his ...
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Time Traveler steps on a worm, changes everything

I heard of this in high school, but never learned its title or author- supposedly the aforementioned worm would have played a part in evolution that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs (instead of ...
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Is the Doctor's tomb in 'The Name of the Doctor' still yet to happen?

I mean will we see the Doctor fill that tomb someday or has it already happened and time has been rewritten from some time?
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In the third Harry Potter movie, why did they save Buckbeak if he is already alive?

Why did they go back in time to save Buckbeak if their future selves already saved Buckbeak?
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Did other writers adopt Asimov's concepts and terminology for changing time?

Summary: Did Asimov's time travel novel The End of Eternity influence other writers? In 1954, Isaac Asimov took a rejected short story and turned it into the clever time travel novel The End of ...
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Story - Roman Legionnaires travel through time and start our history

I originally read this story in German, but I'm pretty sure it is a translation from English. I have read it at around 2010, but the story was in a book already being older. I got it from a sale at a ...
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Why didn't Doc prevent Marty's accident in 1985

In the begining of Back to the Future Part II, when Doc arrives in 1985 to get Marty and Jennifer back to 2015, he apparently knows about the car accident that ruined Marty's life in the future. This ...
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What's this horror novel: Witchcraft, time warp, sex with the devil

At first this was structured a bit like a romance novel. (All character names are speculative at best, probably wrong.) Our heroine, Kate (maybe a redhead), has just met and married a rich young man (...
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Book in 90s/early 00s with time travel/world shifting with two tier society

I'm trying to remember a name of a book or the author that I read in the late 90s/early 00s. I read a lot by the same author, and she seemed to specialise in teen scifi/fantasy with romance. A lot of ...
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Novel with reincarnation. In the distant future a time-traveler becomes a wedding gift

I read this quite a while ago and the book was old even when I first encountered it. I probably read it in the 1970s, and it likely dated from the late 1930s, the 1940s, or perhaps the early 1950s. ...