Questions tagged [time-travel]

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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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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Short story in which time slips and the passenger pigeon reappears in North America

I read a sci-fi short story in an anthology. The story featured a college professor who realized time was unravelling when the skies darkened with passenger pigeons. This was in the early seventies ...
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What film had an amnesiac time-travelling android from the future who became Jesus?

I have a dim memory of a movie (it might have been a TV movie) made in the 70s or 80s about an android who time travels from the future and washes up on a beach in the 20th Century, possibly a Greek ...
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Manga where the villainess was executed and then goes back in time and apologizes to the male lead, whom she bullied

I'm trying to find this manga where the villainess was executed and then goes back in time, but not before she bullied the male lead, so she apologizes to him. The male lead's father left on a ship ...
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Time travel book where a father loses his children by changing his past

I’m trying to locate a book with only a minimum of memory of the book, other than I really enjoyed it! It’s time travel, and the premise is that a man (a father/husband) is given the chance to travel ...
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Animated show about a little boy who could travel to different places

The start would always either be the little boy on his bike or playing. He would travel to different places. One place was Canada and he helped drive a train and gave different people syrup. Another ...
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Fantasy manga where the protagonist's village is attacked on his sixteenth birthday

I'm looking for a manga where the protagonist lives in a world of magic and his village ends up being attacked by a villain on his sixteenth birthday. After a while, he ends up dying, however he goes ...
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White haired female lead with pink magenta eye stone who turns back time after killed by some duke family who adopted her for using her

It’s been a year since I read this. It was on a website that translates Korean comics (manhwa). The points I remember are: The female lead (FL) has white hair and pink magenta eyes, which is a mana ...
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Searching for a book series involving time travel and immortality

I read it a few years ago. It was a newer book. I remember the series wasn't completed yet. It involved a man that gets sent back in time. He helps a village with some sort of irrigation system (I ...
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Has any sci fi ever tried to explain how conservation of momentum and energy would work with time travel or other similar teleportations? [closed]

Where one just shows up in one point in time and space, whether through time travel or teleportation (one may argue any teleportation would involve time travel due to space-time relativity, but I ...
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Sci-fi book about a boy in space who can use the elements and goes back in time when he dreams

They're in space in the future, but when he dreams he travels back in time. On the planet, everyone can use the elements, like in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Also, there's a magic sword or something.
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Short story about a self-aware machine that time travels; the title may have been an acronym

I need some help finding the name of a short story in an anthology I read. I think it may have been written in first person about a man-made machine intelligence that causes or survives through a ...
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80s novel, a time traveler rescues a dying classical composer and brings him to future to start composing on modern instruments

I am trying to recall the title of a novel. It is probably from the 80s (maybe as early as 70s,) in English, USA paperback. I am pretty sure the cover had a piano keyboard wrapped around a person so ...
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Romance manhwa where the female lead regresses for the 3rd time to childhood and chooses a different husband

In it the female lead is regressed for the 3rd time to when she is a child where she chooses a different husband from the last time. She has tried to escape with a lover but both times hunted and kill ...
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Transmigration novel where a girl enters a novel she's been reading and becomes friend with the male lead

It is a historical novel, transmigration/reincarnation themed. This girl enters into a novel she read and becomes the male lead's childhood friend. I think the original friend died from falling off a ...
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kids book about dinosaurs and time travel

A boy travels back in time to see this girl who looks after dinosaurs. I believe her name was Fern and she has ginger curly hair. I can't really remember anything else about the book, but I know he ...
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Can you find a fictional short story about time travel that was in 1990s american language arts textbooks?

Group of kids travel to the past and to the future, where humans have evolved and reduced language down to a simple word. The word "sellup" has infinite meanings and is their only form of ...
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Book where futuristic artefacts appear from a reactor breach. One allows time travel 80 years into the future, where everyone is gone!

I read this around 5 or more years ago. The cover art was a shattered Statue of Liberty. It was set in current times. This book has artefacts that appear from a reactor breach. They are futuristic ...
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Sci-fi book for teens, probably from the early 90s about orb-people from a future of human evolution, inhabiting modern college kids

The characters are orb-people from a future of human evolution, and part of a class is them inhabiting modern college kids. It's basically them reacting to normal college drama with no experience with ...
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Time travel book where bacteria heated to a specific degree causes plague

All I remember of the book is a man goes into the future, learns that heating bacteria to a certain temperature degree will cause plague/sickness/airborne danger something. He goes back in time to ...
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Movie where, at the end, the main character is sent back in time to the day he met his wife [duplicate]

This is a movie I saw when I was a kid, but I really can't remember what year it was; probably between 2000 and 2006. It was in color and most probably in DVD format. I saw it in French, but I have no ...
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A short story about time travelers who love to attend to disasters [duplicate]

I read this short story (or perhaps just long enough to be a novelette) at least 20 years ago but I think it is much older (see below why). In French, in a collection but it was clearly a translation ...
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Manwha where the female lead uses a spell/magic circle to escape being killed by her sister

Can anyone please help me find the manwha (Korean comic) where the female lead was imprisoned by her sister because she wanted to steal the male lead? The sister told FL that ML did not love her and ...
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Manwha which the female lead travels to back to historical Korea (maybe to the Goryeo or Joseon period)

Does someone know the title of a tragically-themed manhwa (South Korean comic) in which the female lead character travels from the modern era to the past in order to save her father? The father dies ...
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A planet with human-looking people who are not from Earth

This is a long shot... I remember very little of this novel I read at least 30 years ago. I was in a paperback which IIRC was already old. I read it in French but it might have been a translation. The ...
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Manga or manhwa about a girl who is transmigrated into a novel as the sick sister of one of the male leads and marries an assassin

The manga or manhwa is about a girl who transmigrated into a novel as the sick sister (I think her hair is green or blue) of one of the male leads or he is a very important character in the novel... ...
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Sci-fi novel where a man has an accident and keeps traveling ten years ahead into the future

I'm trying to recall a book I read ages ago. It was probably a British novel, about a man who had an accident (perhaps car accident) and woke up ten year ahead in the future. In the novel, he stayed ...
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Book series about an evil king who eventually turns into a dragon that turns into a boat that goes back in time

I'm looking for a book series with a time-traveling story about an evil king who eventually turns into a dragon that turns into a boat that goes back in time to be the dark ship that the heroes used ...
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Late 1980s series of "choose your own adventure" books about a time traveller

I've checked some of the other questions about similar books involving time travel, but this series is different from those. In the late 1980s I read a series of Choose Your Own Adventure-style books ...
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Story about a spacecraft that crash-lands on a planet with a civilization resembling Pre-Columbian era

I have read this book around 20 years ago, and the book was already quite old at that time so was likely written before 1990. Highly likely I have read it in Hungarian, but I'm unsure if the novel was ...
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Dark manhwa/webtoon about a girl who meets her alleged future husband, who has actually time traveled to find his twin's killer

I'd like to ask for help finding a webtoon/manhwa. The story might be a bit all over the place, but I remember all of it quite well. It is set in high school, the main character is a female (I shall ...
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First instance of a universe being "close enough"

My favorite Simpsons episode is the 1994 Halloween episode in which Homer Simpson repeatedly travels back in time and makes changes in the past, resulting in bizarre alterations to the present. ...
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Book where the protagonists are transported from the past into a futuristic spaceship

I am looking for a book I read on kindle a number of years ago (not an account I have access to now). The concept was that 2 midshipmen (I think that was their rank) are transported forwards in time ...
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Sci-fi book series in which time travellers from the future salvage valuable equipment from moments in time that won't impact the future

I’m trying to recall a book about time travel that I read maybe 5-10 years ago. Some of the details I remember include: The setting is futuristic, where humanity has spread across the solar system (...
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Time travel to a reptilian civilisation at the time of the dinosaurs

I read this story about 20 years ago, but it could be older. It was in a small book by itself, not a collection, probably a paperback. But it was rather short for a novel, maybe a novella. I am ...
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In the NumberBlock's time-travel episode "Double Back", what are all of the references to other time-travel movies (or other media)?

I was watching the (children's show) NumberBlock's episode "Double Back" with my two kids (5M and 2F), and I noticed several references to Back to the Future as well as a recurring reference ...
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Book about a character born in-between time on some sort of timeship

I can't find the name of this book! I believe it's YA. I read it at least 5 years ago, probably more. The main character was born in between time on some sort of timeship. His mother had gotten ...
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Manhua/manga/manhwa where the female lead is given a second chance at her life and gets revenge on her ex-husband and his mistress

I am looking for a historical/ancient Chinese manga where the female lead lost her child because of her husband and his mistress. The female lead dies while her new-born child is pushed back into her ...
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Short story: Man reaches into the future and kills himself

I'm trying to identify a story I read ages ago in a science fiction anthology. A man possesses a "box" that appears to transport objects to another dimension. He steals some object of value ...
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Book about a boy and a finger monkey

I had borrowed a book about a boy and a finger monkey. The boy had got the finger monkey from a create-anything box or something like that and found out a dispute over time travel machine which led to ...
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Time travel back to the 1970s, body merging stops it

This is very vague, a short book or a long novelette that I read in the 1990s in the UK. There was a small group of people who find themselves (I can't remember why) materialising on the outskirts of ...
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Was Lister's origin decided at the beginning?

In some of the earlier seasons of Red Dwarf, David Lister tells of how, as a baby, he was found in a cardboard box under a pool table. Then at some point in the seventh season, it was revealed that ...
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When Time Travel Machine in Doraemon Doesn't Solve Their Problem

I am trying to locate the scene in a Doraemon show where Nobita, Doraemon and the gang has to use time travel machine again and again, their face starts from being excited to normal to frustration at ...
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Manhwa where the female lead is (fake) poisoned by family and wakes up at her own funeral

I read a manhwa where the the female lead dies because her family poisons her. She goes back in time and in her new life she willingly gets “poisoned” and wakes up at her funeral to point out who did ...
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Looking for a book about Atlantis, time travelling from present day with children and an evil sorceress/witch

I read this book about 20 odd years ago as a 14 year old. The novel was about two or three children/siblings who move into a big fancy house with their father who I believe is in the art world. He ...
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Anime series with live-action segments, time travel, dinosaurs and spaceships

I am looking for a series. I saw it somewhere online in recent years, but from the style I would guess it was made in the 90s. I saw it in Japanese language, without subtitles, so my understanding of ...
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Manga where the female lead regresses and gets adopted again by a black-haired, red-eyed duke with three(?) sons

The female lead was adopted from an orphanage and treated poorly, then dies and regresses back in time to the day the duke comes to adopt her and gets adopted by him again. The female lead has brown ...
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Fantasy novel main character Ghendt? finds tower, travels time, fights against dark force

I'm struggling to find the title of this book I read a few times growing up and really enjoyed. Main character, pretty sure is named Ghendt, is in the Stone age, hunting, and comes across a tower. ...
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Youth finds ring in a graveyard and uses it to travel back and forth between the past and present

edit - Thank you, community. Someone had the right book, I really cannot that you all enough! This has been bothering me for years and I never finished reading the book. When I was younger (around ...
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Sci-fi novel about some teens travelling back to the time of Galileo

I'm looking for a sci-fi novel I read years ago, probably between 2007-2013 I think there was a 3D-like illustration of Galileo on the front cover and the novel was part of a series. Some teens travel ...
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