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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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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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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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