Who doesn’t wish they could time travel at a time like this? Whether you’re looking back to the time before Spring Break when we were on campus together or looking forward to (hopefully!) returning soon, the idea of a time machine is more appealing now than ever. Fortunately, HPU Libraries offers many ways to spend time productively from the comfort of your home. Read on for a selection of time-travel-themed books held by HPU Libraries.
While many science fiction fans are familiar with H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, there are several other ebook offerings in our collection. These include A Time Travel Dialogue written by John W. Carroll and Time Travel : the popular philosophy of narrative by David Wittenberg. If evideo is more of interest to you, there is Time Travel by Infobase, an A&E Networks production.
Upon your return to campus, you might check out James Gleick’s book Time Travel : a history which discusses works including Wells’ The Time Machine. If you have ever thought “Hey, maybe I could write a book incorporating time travel”, checkout our Time Travel : a Writer’s Guide to the Real Science of Plausible Time Travel by Paul J. Nahin.
My favorite series of all time happens to have time travel as part of the story line and in addition to the eight volumes of the series to date, there is a television series based on the novels. The series is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. While it is a true time commitment to read the entire series, this is perfect escape fiction—wonderful character development, great adventure, surgery gore, dangerous travel across continents, as well as smoldering passion.
Other HPU Libraries physical novels waiting for you are Time Salvager by Wesley Chu, Station Eleven : a novel by Emily St. John Mandel, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Hazards of Time Travel: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates, The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch and The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray.
Want a list of eBooks? Click here to search for more time travel eBooks in the library catalog.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
-Blog post by Sheri Teleha, Serials & Cataloging Librarian