Read in 1975 or so. Included a boy who ended up in the far future; he falls in love, and has adventures. The future is deadly for some reason and he has to return alone at the end, with a sad goodbye scene with his love. Not The Transall Saga or Slaughterhouse-Five (definitely YA, and not as dark as Transall).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Is it definitely 1975? I'm wondering about Rocco by Sherryl Jordan, but it was published in 1990.
    – NiceOrc
    Jun 2 at 4:56

1 Answer 1


I'm thinking The future took us by David Severn - originally published 1958

Two English schoolboys are transported to the future by the scientists of the time (it was a near miss, they were actually trying to grab their mathematical genius headmaster)

They have various adventures in a brutal post apocalypse world and finally get a chance to go back to their own time.

However one has fallen in love with a future girl so his friend returns alone


This might be the same YA novel about boys travelling to post-apocalypse future

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.