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For use on questions regarding travel forwards or backwards (or both!) in time. This tag should be used in conjunction with the universe it is found in. Can also be used to signify that the question contains time travel when asking in relation to an identification question: [story-identification], [episode-identification], [character-identification] and [object-identification].

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Manhwa name. Girl reincarnation

I'm looking for a manhwa where the protagonist is a girl who travels to a distant past where she is truly betrothed to an emperor who according to history books will be killed if I remember correctly. ...
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Looking for title about time traveler finding empty cities and dying human civilization

Man meets a time traveler in Nevada desert. The time traveler came from the far future to find wondrous machines, empty cities, and humanity in decline. Builds a curious machine.
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Movie in which some teenagers (or two) were able to time travel by inserting a chip into their wrist

I can't remember the name of the movie in which some teenagers (or two) were able to time travel by inserting a chip into their wrist. One teenager tightens his tie and gives an unimpressed gesture of ...
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Short story: typical 'time machine and kill Hitler' tactic backfires when the world is made peaceful and thus totally unprepared for alien invasion

I've googled this a few times and can't find it. Short story, 3k-5k words I suppose, likely published in the 70s-90s. I read it in the 80s or 90s. Someone sees another human with a time machine ...
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Young Adult novel about a time traveller with AI and a haunted forest

The main thing I remember about this story is that the main character is a time-traveller who is travelling with a computerised representation of his sister. During the course of events, he forms a ...
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A short fiction about a contraption not called a "time machine", driven by the "forty-year-old itch", but that did something in the past

I read this SF short fiction about 30 years ago. I'm pretty sure I read it in English, in a collection. I write "short fiction" because it was definitely not a novel. But much too long to ...
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Historical manhwa where the female lead has a subspace/medical kit

Looking for a historical manhwa where the female lead has a subspace/medical kit. She can get guns, medicine and other modern equipment. The subspace or medical kit doesn't run out.
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Manhwa/webcomic about a noble lady reincarnated after dying?

I'm looking for this manhwa/webcomic forgot the name this lady was on her sick bed she was married and had kids but when she died she went back in time and she woke up next to her husband who she didn'...
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Manga where girl goes back into time to save her boyfriend

I'm looking for a manga where this girl goes back in time to save her boyfriend. I forgot if it was set in a historical fantasy setting or a more modern setting. All I remember is that the plot twist ...
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Young adult urban fantasy series, teens given artifacts that grant unique powers per artifact, monsters want those artifacts

I read a series of books in sometime between 2016-2020 where there are specific artifacts that whoever holds them and is the "owner" of them both can make use of its abilities and become ...
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Story about a time traveler who is accused of counterfeiting when attempting to spend contemporary currency in the past

I’m sorry I don’t remember any more details, but I’m looking for a time travel story, probably a book. I was exposed to it in the 1990s. All I can remember is that there was a protagonist (possibly a ...
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Old episode from the 60s in which two pilots landed at their base and realized they had somehow traveled ahead through time

Two pilots landed at their base and realized they had somehow traveled ahead through time. One pilot went home and could see that his little girl (who, along with everyone else, was in slo-mo) would ...
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What is the time-travel story where "ugly chickens" are trapped in the past and brought to the present to become ingredients for a soup?

I read this short story in a collection about 30 years ago but it might be older than that. The main character has a "soup of the day" in his usual restaurant. He finds out it is mostly ...
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Book series about a guy who is saved from an assassin by a crew, taken to their lair and taught magic, before being sent back in time

Looking for a series of books featuring sci-fi, time-travel and magic that I read around 10 years ago. Plot points I remember: Book opens up with the MC having a family and living in a well-guarded ...
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Short story in which a man sends his mind back in time to change the outcome of a battle, leading to unintended consequences

Trying to find a short story, read ca. 1989. A man, angry over a past infantry battle with artillery raining down, signs up for a trip back to "fix" things - somewhat like PKD's "We Can ...
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A man is kidnapped by his future descendants and isolated his whole life to prevent a bad thing; they accidentally undo their own births

This a short story, told from the man's perspective. He's just an ordinary man, living on ordinary Earth, in "the present day" (relative to when the story was written). He is kidnapped by ...
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Regression manhwa in which the female lead returns to the past, when she was a noble, and decides to try to marry the male lead

I don't remember the names of the female lead and male lead, but I remember that the female lead was an old woman working together with the male lead, helping ill people. She returns to the past when ...
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Book in which prehistoric hominids have engineered space travel machines that can fly close to light speed. A group travels to ancient Egypt

I have forgotten both the author's name and the title of this book and would love to read it again. The hominids, who have some dinosaur-like features, are highly technically advanced. They detect a ...
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Short story in which a retired man, living very simply, misses his old books and music and goes back in time to retrieve them

I'm trying to track down an obscure science fiction short story, probably from the 1950s/1960s (Robert Sheckley? Poul Anderson? A. E. van Vogt?). It's about a man who, after a busy and successful life,...
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Story ID: Immortal who ends(?) via Time Travel

What I remember: The main character was some kind of heroic uber-man type (compared to, or possibly the inspiration for Doc Savage and others, if not actually him, using another name) The story ...
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A butterfly effect of a dinosaur hunt [duplicate]

I read this short story at least 30 years ago, but it might be much older. I don't remember where, but probably in a collection. This is a "paradoxical" time-travel story. A company uses ...
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Unknown '70s British children's TV series with Aztec culture, time travel and human sacrifice

Back in the 1970s a television series on British television. I'm placing this around 1976 plus or minus a couple of years. The title sequence began with the image of a wooden bowl (primitive drum?) as ...
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Book in which a girl finds out she’s a fairy and sees a future where her mother is in a car crash

I’m looking for a book I read back in 2011-2012. I remember it was a girl that discovered she was a fairy. She had a companion travel dimensions with her. The biggest detail I remember is that she ...
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This is a time travel movie with a child that keeps going to the past where he meets a boy and eventually saves him from falling into a well

This is a live action movie. The child, a boy, I think, moves to an odd house where he finds passages into the past of the house and its family. He becomes friend to a boy there. Somehow what happened ...
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Isekai manhwa with a pink-haired female lead who has divine power and is married to a comatose duke

I'm trying to find this full colour manhwa. It is an isekai/transmigration manga where the female lead (FL) wakes up in a novel, in the body of a pink-haired lady married to a noble (probably a duke) ...
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Fantasy/science-fiction book about a boy with a piece of a dragon scale in him

Maybe almost 5 years ago I read a fantasy and probably science-fiction book or series (possibly a trilogy?) where the protagonist gains the ability to use magic, and it is later revealed that he has a ...
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Scientist travels back in time to murder his wife’s secret lover

I had this short story about a scientist who discovers his wife is cheating and invents a way to travel back in time to kill her lover before they met or something. I believe the scientist ends up the ...
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Novel; contains dinosaurs, geo-temporal anomaly, and societal collapse

The novel that I am trying to find a name for seems to be something that's fairly devoid of information on the internet, I will summarize as best as I can a few key points and hopefully that can jog ...
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Manga where the female lead time travels back to her high school days, tries to save a boy from a fire

I'm searching for a manga where the a woman travels back in time when she visits her old high school. During her high school days there was a guy (the male lead) who loves her so much and how they ...
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French book series about team of kids and time travel

I recall reading a series of French books in the 1980's about a group of kids who had some time travel adventures (maybe among other types of adventures). The books might have been pre-1980's In one ...
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Time travel book involving a man deciphering an ancient stone and future time travelers leaving clues about their origins

This is a book I picked up from the library when I was really young, but I found it way too big for me and gave up after a chapter or so. Now I want to give it another shot but can't seem to find it. ...
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Book series involving a boy and a girl who use a ring or rings to travel to other universes and time periods to stop a bad guy

I need help identifying a book series (four books or more) which I read in middle/high school (2013-2019). In the beginning, there was a kid who played a sport (I think basketball) and people were ...
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Do Starfleet officers retain the privileges of their rank if they time travel to other Starfleet vessels?

In Strange New Worlds s2e7 Boimler travels back to the Enterprise. He is addressed as Ensign and he himself is deferential to Pike. When a Starfleet Officer travels in time, do they retain the ...
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Short Story. Shop in a basement sells items from the future. Future people cannot leave basement. Man's clothes suddenly vanish at his wedding

One man discovers this strange shop in a basement. He enter it and buys a wonderful television at an unbelievably low price. The shop does not accept cash. To pay, you deposit money in their bank ...
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“Choose Your Own Adventure” with time travel and some very bizarre scenes in it from the 1980s or early 1990s

I’m looking for a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book (or more likely a “Choose Your Own Adventure” knock-off) which involved time travel and had a couple of very specific sections that really stood out ...
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Story ID: Time machine that can only move forward loops past Big Crunch/Big Bang

Trying to ID a short story I would have read in the late 70s, maybe early 80s. Because of the type of story collections I was reading at the time, I'm positive it was older, probably from the 50s or ...
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Time traveler trades with people from alternative dimensions/timelines. Trades ova for high quality dogs, to help humanity in his timeline survive

I read this short story after 2017. It may not have been new but did not seem very many years old. It was in a magazine. I read the magazine online. The protagonist has a trading post that I think ...
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Origin of chronokinetic receivers

What was the first story to feature the idea that time travel requires a receiver as well as a transmitter? By "time travel" I mean moving a material body backwards in time; no time viewers, ...
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Technician kills an early time traveller, requests private trial [duplicate]

Another question reminded me of this short story, which I read in an anthology before 2000. A time machine has been constructed. It takes up a lot of space, possibly the entire ground floor of a ...
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Scientist invents time travel. Proposes selling use of it to students who want extra weeks to revise. Possibly Heinlein

I read this in the 80s or 90s. Cannot remember if it was part of a novel or a short story. I have a feeling it might be Heinlein. The time travel may have been part of, or a side effect of inventing ...
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Manhwa where the female lead has to follow a guidebook to survive

I remember reading this manhwa where the female lead is reincarnated in a story. There, she has to follow a guidebook. She thought that after the story ends she will be able to go back. But after the ...
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Manhwa where the main character travels to the future via dreams to a zombie apocalypse

I'm looking for a series I read a while ago about a boy who has the ability to see/go to the future when they sleep or get knocked out. Some details I remember are: There was a love interest/friend ...
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Book about Time Travel and Ocean Exploration

I read this book about 8 years ago but don’t know how old it was when I read it. It starts in the near future on a heavily polluted earth where one of the ways to make good money is to go to a ...
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1990s/80s movie about some kind of law enforcement group from the future that goes back into the past to "reverse" their targets

I watched this movie back in the late 90s. It's probably a lesser-known, US-made film. The plot starts with bad guys: a group of three or four strangers, supposedly from the future, who track down ...
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Short story about Moriarty in Shakespeare's time

I'm trying to identify a story I read in the early 1980s, probably in an issue of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. It has Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes's arch-enemy) somehow being transported back ...
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Pre-2013 collection of short stories involving teleportation and time travel, a noir detective, an artist, and a plague doctor

Around 2011 or 2013, I read a library book of a collection of short sci-fi stories dealing with teleportation and time travel. I don't know how old the book was. There were maybe 10 or so short ...
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Book about a time traveling city, metallic eggs, and psychic wars [duplicate]

I am trying to remember the name of a science fiction book I borrowed from a library in BC, sometime between the years 2005–2008. The story is a young adult book which involves time travel: The book ...
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YA fantasy book series featuring a wizard's apprentice in a time-looped castle [duplicate]

I read this series in the early 2000s, and I believe the main character's name was Randall. He was a wizard's apprentice (I think), and in one of the books (potentially the third?), he enters a castle ...
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Book about a young girl with a special necklace who time travels to England during the reign of Henry VIII

Can you help me find a book my daughter read in 2020? It was a chapter book. Pink cover. For kids of middle school age level (I think). About a young girl who has a special necklace and she travels ...
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Short story about a man from the future where they have marvelous technology he can't explain

This would have been written in the 80s or earlier. A man has traveled back to the present time from fairly far in the future, and is being questioned by scientists, engineers, leaders, etc. It ...
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