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Short story, child time travels when dreaming, finds another child who believes he was created by robots

I remember reading a story about a kid who lives in an old Frank Lloyd Wright house after mankind has returned to Earth after leaving for a time. He meets another child whenever he sleeps who believes ...
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Differences between Enterprise and Defiant in DSC

During the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, we had a chance to see a schematical view of a Constitution-class vessel USS Defiant, and later "space view" of the USS Enterprise, a starship of the ...
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Harry Potter fan fiction where Harry and Hermione go back to their second year, Ginny and Harry look like Harry's parents [duplicate]

I read it long time ago. I think it was a soulmate fic. Harry and Hermione go back in time to their second year. When Harry was in the chamber with Ginny. Harry tells Ginny that he failed to protect ...
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Plot fragments from a story I haven't been able to find

This story includes: A space whale. A captain whose face is scarred from omicron-vii radiation. A crew member who threatens the whale with destruction of its ganglia if it doesn't do what he wants, i....
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Harry Potter 'Harmony' fanfiction, with Ginny wanting to be with Harry as they resemble Lily and James

I read it a long time ago. So, I remember only a few things. I think it was a soulmate fic with a Harry/Hermione ("Harmony") pairing. Harry and Hermione go back in time to their second year, when ...
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A time travel novel featuring 2 kids, starts in a railway station

I read this in my English textbook about 10 years back, just a small part of a novel, as it was mentioned there. It starts off with 2 kids (a boy and his sister, probably twins) getting off at a ...
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1960s YA novel set in ancient Rome

Do you remember a YA novel circa 1960s in which the protagonist goes to ancient Rome and when another character gives the "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" speech, he catapults a load of ass's ears into ...
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Book where boy teleports to another world/dimension but doesn’t know how; fights a wild boar

Orange/yellow book cover. Boy somehow teleports to a different world or dimension but doesn’t remember how he got there, just wakes up to find himself somewhere else. Fights a wild boar or hog. It ...
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80s/90s children's sci-fi novel where children play a game where they are insects

It's a science fiction and maybe horror book for kids written in either the 80s or 90s. I'm fairly certain it's part of a series with different authours for each book. I’m also fairly certain that the ...
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Story where things move backwards to the moment where a woman is prevented from leaving and getting into a car accident

I'm looking for a short science fiction story I read a long time ago. I don't remember the title, author, book, or anything else about it, except it was about a couple having an argument, and the ...
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2018 SF Novel - Spaceship mission, time travel

I recall reading about a new science fiction book published recently (2018). I seem to remember that it maybe involved a spaceship mission, and that there was a time travel element. I believe I read ...
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Can a character come to exist or be conceived out of time travel? [closed]

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the character Delphini is introduced as being the love child of Voldermort and Bellatrix Lastrange. The wiki cites and there are also other well-researched ...
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Short Story involving time travel, origin of man, and an ancient enemy

I'm looking for a short story that involved: time travel; the search for the origins of humanity; an ancient enemy. It was one of several short stories published in one of the monthly Amazing ...
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Book: time travel likened to swimming

People can become beings who can travel through time by inserting a temoral segment of themselves into a kind of suit which allows them to "swim" "above" the surface of the "sea", where the sea ...
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Older science fiction book about time travel to retrieve things but they went sideways through the dimensions instead

So, as I vaguely remember it. It was set in the distant future were a dictator rules the Earth. By this point carbon dioxide was so high most life outside of humans was extinct. So the dictator built ...
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Animated movie with time travel and where people where enslaved in mines

I would like to identify animated movie from my childhood. Not sure about language, animation style could be anime or similar. Watched it on VHS in early 90's so it could be from 90's or 80's. ...
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SF novella title - stardrive with an unexpected side effect

In the mid ‘70s I read a story, probably novella length as I remember it being in an anthology, about a stardrive with an unexpected side effect. Plot details I remember: During construction, the ...
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Story of a time traveller meeting himself repeatedly [duplicate]

I read this story in the 70s or 80s (it might however be older). I think it was a short story, and not a novel. These are two scenes I remember: In the beginning of the story a guy (lets call him ...
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TV movie about old man washed up on shore, later he sets out to sea and washes up again as an old man

I saw a TV show (70s or 80s) when I was a kid, where a man was lost at sea. Then near the end of the movie, he sets out again and ends up washing back up on the beach as an old man. Was there ...
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Book about accidental time travel using a mirror to ancient Egypt

I am looking for a book about time travel. In modern times, a boy (and a girl?) see a person walk into a shop, they quickly become angry at the person for no reason and chase him into the street. ...
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How did Garland initally travel backwards in time?

At the beginning of the game the Warriors of Light, Garland, and the Four Elemental Fiends are already caught well within the time loop. 2000 years before the Warriors of Light appear, Garland's ...
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Which was the first sci-fi story featuring time travelling by passing memories back to your former self?

I've finished watching an anime called Steins;Gate (2011), where one of the time travel methods they feature is traveling back in time by passing memories back to your former self, similar to X-men: ...
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Looking for a sci-fi book that involves Mankind's very last Starship

The ship was crewed by an AI and carried the "hero" thru time to battle Orbs of energy that turned out to be what Man had evolved into. I believe the book was written before Star Wars came out and ...
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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 produced 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 ...