Trying to find an old series, cannot find anything by Googling front covers for time-travel novels.

Main character gets in a time machine and goes forward, watching the rise and fall of at least 2 more civilizations (ours blew up shortly into novel). Decides to help a civilization on the future east coast of the USA but eventually, through multiple novels, and the other side getting a machine, it turns into a giant time war.


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Vernor Vinge uses stasis fields for one way time travel to future. Some involve a war. Anarchists seem to have taken over early. (Re: Aztlan vs Republic of New Mexico water wars?)

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    So, what's the title? Jan 30, 2016 at 6:16
  • Vernor Vinge wrote "The Peace War", "The Ungoverned", and "Marooned In Real Time". I particularly recommend reading "Marooned In Real Time". Vinge once told me that he thought it was the best thing he ever wrote. Of course, he's written a lot more since then; it may not be true now. Jan 30, 2016 at 7:47
  • Those are great books but are certainly not the answer to this question.
    – davidbak
    Mar 5, 2016 at 4:11

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