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Short story about a modern nurse treating revolutionary war soldiers

This was a short story. Possibly in OMNI magazine, though it could have been elsewhere. Probably published some time in the 1980s. Viewpoint character is a nurse in a special military camp, modern ...
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Book like time safari with invisible and sentient dinosaurs

I'm looking for a book I've read couple years ago. The plot was similar to "A Sound of Thunder" and Time Safari. In rough sketches plot is as follows. A group of rich people embark on safari trip ...
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What story does C.S. Lewis acknowledge in the preface to “The Great Divorce”?

This isn't a typical story-identification question, since it's not a story I've read myself. As such, I unfortunately can't offer any more details or more clarification beyond what's already in this ...
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Novel about an alternate history of the Aztec empire from a modern day archaeologist time travelling back there

This is a posthumous novel(?) from the 70 or 80s(?) where a modern day archaeologist who is transported back to the Aztec empire on the brink of the conquest, but then changes the course of history à ...
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30s-40s sci-fi short story: time travel, in the future dogs evolved alongside men, the latter having achieved greatness

I’m looking for a science-fiction short story. I think it was written in 30s or 40s. It’s about a guy who travels back to the then present. In the future, men became highly evolved, had achieved ...
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Film about a time travel ring

I am fairly sure that this film is not in the English language. I think it was French, but perhaps not. It was low budget, perhaps 1970s. Right at the start it shows a confusing series of blurry ...
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70s UK science fiction TV show with time travel and telepathic cat

I'm trying to identify a science fiction series on UK TV during the 70s, but I can only recall the following: A party of adults and children. There was a woman with a telepathic bond to her cat: she ...
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A movie with jumping into another world

A movie where a group of people people teleports to a deserted place through a machine thats like the shape of a ring. They enter from one side of the machine and it takes them like they're going ...
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Pulp era book, spaceship accidentally time travels back to the Old Testament, saves Jonah

I remember some pieces of the story. It was a small but FTL cabable ship, I seem to remember some kind of military discipline, they were doing something routine (patrol?) when "things went wrong". ...
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Romantic manga with time-traveling police officer

The story is about a young woman, working as a police officer or something. She is in love with a fellow collegue. While visiting her old high school she meets a wanted criminal. Said criminal was ...
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Biff To The Future Time Travel Paradoxes

In the comic book series Biff to the Future, Doc Brown and Mr. Strickland go back in time, Doc to stop Biff’s parents from getting married and Strickland for reasons I can’t tell. Also, Biff goes to ...
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Why new Time Turners were not produceed when needed?

By the time of the Cursed Child, time turners but we discover that It's then made pretty clear that once the time turners are Why couldn't someone just make more? I mean, the already existing ones ...
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Book about a boy who joins secret society that protects the timelines. They time travel through sleep [duplicate]

It has been some years (before 2009?) since I've read this book. The story starts off with this boy [teens] who can sleep anywhere, even with his eyes open, and can do this on cue! This secret company ...
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Manga about a stream of time which kills people who are immortal

So I read this manga years ago, back around 2009/10? The main character, a girl who's a student gets whisked away by something, from what I remember it's a river of time. She's in the future(?) and ...
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Show/movie with James Dean and time travel to prevent/ensure a car crash

Talking with my wife tonight and I said "Remember that show where someone went through time to set up James Dean's accident?". She doesn't remember it and I can't find it on simple Google or IMDB ...
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Movie/Episode: Time travel story resolved by alien sneezing

I have a very vague memory of a live-action movie or episode I watched on Swedish TV in the mid-to-late 90's, most likely in English. The setting was on some kind of spaceship, I believe captained by ...
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Short story about a guy getting a phone call from himself

I'm looking for an anthology about time travel that includes a particular story. The guy is in an apartment and gets a phone call from himself. It goes through a series of attempts at proving or ...
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Time traveler asks archaeologist for help in transporting a girl from dinosaur Earth to present day

Many decades ago, I read a short story about a time traveler who asks an archaeologist for help. He convinces the archaeologist that he can time travel by bringing him back a freshly killed dinosaur (...
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Is the Teselecta a fixed point in time and space?

In the episode "The Wedding of River Song" we see the Teselecta, resembling The Doctor, being shot by River Song wearing the astronaut suit. The community, to justify the messing with a fixed point in ...
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A short story where a man experiences time reversal

A man experiences the reversal of time of the last few days where he relives an argument with his wife which leads to her death and he corrects it.
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Time travel where nothing can come back

If I remember right, this was a short story or novella. It was published either in the mid-50s, around Asimov's time, or sometime in the early '00. I read a lot of Asimov around then, as well as ...
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In “The Time Ships” by Stephen Baxter, Do Constructors Become Watchers?

Obvious spoilers. Don't read this question unless you've read the book. At the end of The Time Ships, our protagonist, is taken to the beginning of his current universe's time by the Universal ...
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Story about a person trapped in a burning building and time traveling

It was a short story, and I think it was featured on Escape Pod or one of the other sci-fi podcasts, but I can't find it in their archives. What I remember of the story: A man is attending a ...
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What is this time loop called?

Like a stable time loop, but when each version of the time traveller goes back in time, they create a history that differs from the previous alternate history? Is there a general term for such an ...
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Sci fi story of planet killer coming to our solar system

I am looking for (I believe) a short story that involves a robotic ship travelling back in time to destroy the Earth (years before the Terminator stuff). I read the story on the 70s, but it might ...
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Story about time traveling tourists who come back to witness human tragedies

I read this sci-fi story sometime in the 80's (I think). To expand on above, a B&B or small hotel owner takes in a group of guests. They appear young and boisterous party folk, but there is ...
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Lone astronaut works with yesterday's self to repair space station [duplicate]

I think this is a short story, I read it 30-40 years ago. A lone astronaut on a space station wakes to find someone bashing on his bedroom door. It is himself from tomorrow, offering to help him ...
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1970's or 80's time travel movie/TV episode with aliens

I remember only a brief scene from this episode/movie. The scene was in black and white. The main character was a soldier who had gone back in time, actually meeting himself as a kid. This soldier was ...
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man travels back in time to the rear cockpit of a plane chased by Germans

Looking to find a movie I watched as a kid. In the movie close to the beginning, a guy gets teleported back in time to a war to where he finds himself in the rear cockpit of a plane. He shoots the ...
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Time travel novel with dragons and an old truck [duplicate]

Looking for the title of a book likely published around 1980-1995 or so where the main character drives an old (1950s or 1960) pickup truck down a time travel "road" that others travel as well. He is ...
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Looking for old sci-fi book, I think from 1959 not sure.. starflyer?

It's about a man who ends up on a space whale that can "dive" through time, he picks up a capsule with a woman in stasis that he is attracted to, he also saves a little girl who he travels through ...
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Tv show name and name of episode

This is not Black Mirror. This show was way before Black Mirror. People were liked, disliked, or ranked in some voting system. If they got to many negative responses from population they were ...
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Movie about a boy who goes back in time to stop a building from burning down

It's about a boy who goes back in time to save a building from getting burned down, or something like that. I think a little girl from that time was helping him, and no one from that time can see him. ...
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Time travel Choose your own adventure-type series

This was a series of books where the reader travels through time, usually to the past (I know of one where the reader was sent to the future) to solve some mystery. In one the goal was to learn the ...
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Story about a time traveler saving the Library of Alexandria

I am trying to remember the name of a book (or maybe a short story, I cant think of enough to flesh it out to novel length) I don't recall when I read it but its probably at least 30+ years ago. The ...
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Looking for a sci-fi, time travel, spy novel [closed]

A few years ago I read two novels on Google's free books. They were about a man who was inserted in different places and times as a spy. They were by the same author, and I can't remember the author ...
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Seeking SF Short Story with time travel to the 20th century from a totalitarian future

I'm trying to find a SF short story that I read probably 20 years ago. It features a couple who have time travelled back to the 20th century, pretending to be "tourists", to escape a totalitarian ...
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Book series with people transported through time by magic

I read some of the series, not all of it, around ten years ago, though they were likely to be older. I think the series had at least four books. The story follows two time lines, one "current" and the ...
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Short story where man removes food from spaceship because of cheating wife

The plot is basically a short story where a maintenance guy figures out his wife is cheating on him and removes the food from a spaceship and it’s not realized until after launch.
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Name of YA anthology book from late 80s about Time Travel

When I was young I used to check out a book from my local Texas library. It was an anthology of Time Travel stories. It was on the thin size, hard cover and was illustrated. It was in the YA section. ...
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Science Fiction Short Story 1970s Love Story

I am looking for a short story from the early 1970s about a man who is imprisoned by a government and is "frozen" at that point in time. His wife works on a spaceship, hoping to only age a little so ...
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70's live action Saturday morning time travel show

It was possibly interdimensional or alternate timeline travel not actual time travel In one episode they traveled to a society that had assigned everyone numbers instead of names and they wore ...
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Short story about a time portal back to the Crusades

It was probably about 40 or 50 years ago when I read an absolutely riveting short story (possibly in a Gollancz sci-fi anthology) about a man who has a strange time portal open up near the ceiling in ...
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Red Dwarf: After “Timeslides”, did the others remember a live Rimmer and a different hologram?

In "Timeslides", But, has the timeline been altered? So should Lister, Cat and Kryten from then on remember a past in which Lister and Rimmer both had been alive until "Timeslides"? If so, shouldn't ...
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Why doesn't the 29th century Starfleet intervene when Janeway travels back in time at the end of Voyager? [duplicate]

Over all seven seasons of Voyager, the Starfleet of the 29th century intervened whenever anything was in the wrong time. But why don't they do this when Janeway travels back in time at the end of ...
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Can you “skip” back to the present when using a Time-Turner?

I was wondering, should a wizard use a Time-turner to go far into the past, if he manages to change what needed to have been changed, can he avoid having to live through the rest of the time given to ...
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Time travel, monastery, viking raid, YA

I'm trying to track down a book I read sometime during the 80s. It would have been a library book, so might predate the 80s. It could have been grade school or public library. I read it in the US ...
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Book about an engineer who travels into a medieval time/world with magic and gods, becomes part of a magic priesthood

It's a book, probably written in the late 90's early 2000's. And, it's about a time traveling engineer (not Conrad Stargard) who travels back in time to a medieval world divided into different ...
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R.A. Lafferty? Story about ship going back in time

This question (Sci fi novel about a modern warship that goes back in time) reminded me of a story, that I think was by R.A. Lafferty. It was a novel or long story that I probably read in the 1960s ...
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Looking for a book about a man building a time machine to see if Jesus was real

The premise of the book was as follows: a scientist creates a time machine and travels to the time of Jesus to see if he's real. Upon arriving, he finds no Jesus. He then decides to be Jesus and ...