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The Time Traveler's Almanac

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The Time Traveler's Almanac

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Author: Ann VanderMeer
Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Tor, 2014
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Book Type: Anthology
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Time Travel
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The Time Traveler's Almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, this book compiles more than a century's worth of literary travels into the past and the future that will serve to reacquaint readers with beloved classics of the time travel genre and introduce them to thrilling contemporary innovations.

This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors such as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, H. G. Wells, and Connie Willis, as well as helpful non-fiction articles original to this volume (such as Charles Yu's "Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers").

In fact, this book is like a time machine of its very own, covering millions of years of Earth's history from the age of the dinosaurs through to strange and fascinating futures, spanning the ages from the beginning of time to its very end. The Time Traveler's Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life.


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Table of Contents:
• Preface • (2014) • essay by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
• Introduction • essay by Rian Johnson
• Top Ten Tips for Time Travelers • essay by Charles Yu
Death Ship • (1953) • short story by Richard Matheson
Ripples in the Dirac Sea • (1988) • short story by Geoffrey A. Landis
• Needle in a Timestack • (1983) • short story by Robert Silverberg
Another Story or A Fisherman of the Inland Sea • (1994) • novelette by Ursula K. Le Guin
Hwang's Billion Brilliant Daughters • (2010) • short story by Alice Sola Kim
• How the Future Got Better • (2010) • short story by Eric Schaller
• Pale Roses • (1974) • novelette by Michael Moorcock
• The Gernsback Continuum • (1981) • short story by William Gibson
• The Threads of Time • (2004) • short story by C. J. Cherryh
Triceratops Summer • (2005) • short story by Michael Swanwick
• The Most Important Thing in the World • (2011) • novelette by Steve Bein
• Himself in Anachron • (2013) • short story by Genevieve Linebarger and Cordwainer Smith [as by Cordwainer Smith]
The Time Machine (excerpt) • (2013) • short fiction by H. G. Wells
• Young Zaphod Plays It Safe • (1986) • short story by Douglas Adams
• Time Travel in Theory and Practice • (2013) • essay by Stan Love
• A Sound of Thunder • (1952) • short story by Ray Bradbury
• Vintage Season • (1946) • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore
• Thirty Seconds from Now • (2011) • short story by John Chu
Forty, Counting Down • (1999) • novella by Harry Turtledove
• The Final Days • (1981) • short story by David Langford
Fire Watch • (1982) • novelette by Connie Willis
• Noble Mold • (1997) • short story by Kage Baker
Under Siege • (1985) • novelette by George R. R. Martin
• Where or When • (1991) • novelette by Steven Utley
Time Gypsy • (1998) • novelette by Ellen Klages
• On the Watchtower at Plataea • (1988) • novelette by Garry Kilworth
• Alexia and Graham Bell • (1987) • short story by Rosaleen Love
A Night on the Barbary Coast • (2003) • short story by Kage Baker
• This Tragic Glass • (2004) • novelette by Elizabeth Bear
• The Gulf of the Years • (2010) • short story by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud
• Enoch Soames: A Memory of the Eighteen-Nineties • (1916) • novelette by Max Beerbohm
• Trousseau: Fashion for Time Travelers • essay by Genevieve Valentine
• The Clock That Went Backward • (2013) • short story by Edward Page Mitchell
• Yesterday Was Monday • (1941) • short story by Theodore Sturgeon
Is There Anybody There? • (2000) • novelette by Kim Newman
• Fish Night • (2013) • short story by Joe R. Lansdale
The Lost Pilgrim • (2004) • novelette by Gene Wolfe
• Palindromic • (1997) • short story by Peter Crowther
Augusta Prima • (2011) • short story by Karin Tidbeck
• Life Trap • (1979) • short story by Barrington J. Bayley
• Lost Continent • (2008) • novelette by Greg Egan
• The Mouse Ran Down • (2012) • short story by Adrian Tchaikovsky
• The Great Clock • (1966) • short story by Langdon Jones
Traveller's Rest • (1965) • short story by David I. Masson
Delhi • (2004) • short story by Vandana Singh
• Come-From-Aways • (2009) • short story by Tony Pi
• Terminós • (2005) • short story by Dean Francis Alfar
• The Weed of Time • (1970) • short story by Norman Spinrad
• The Waitabits • (1955) • novelette by Eric Frank Russell
• Music for Time Travelers • essay by Jason Heller
• What If • (1952) • short story by Isaac Asimov
• As Time Goes By • (1983) • short story by Tanith Lee
At Dorado • (2002) • short story by Geoffrey A. Landis
• 3 RMS, Good View • (1990) • short story by Karen Haber
• Twenty-One, Counting Up • (1999) • novella by Harry Turtledove
• Loob • (1979) • novelette by Bob Leman
• The House That Made the Sixteen Loops of Time • (2011) • short story by Tamsyn Muir
Against the Lafayette Escadrille • (1972) • short story by Gene Wolfe
Swing Time • (2007) • short story by Carrie Vaughn
The Mask of the Rex • (2002) • novelette by Richard Bowes
• Message in a Bottle • (2004) • short story by Nalo Hopkinson
• The Time Telephone • (2002) • short story by Adam Roberts
• Red Letter Day • (2010) • short story by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
• Domine • (2007) • short story by Rjurik Davidson
• In the Tube • (1922) • short story by E. F. Benson
• Bad Timing • (1991) • short story by Molly Brown
• If Ever I Should Leave You • (1974) • short story by Pamela Sargent
Palimpsest • (2009) • novella by Charles Stross

Copyright © 2014 by Ann VanderMeer

Copyright © 2014 by Jeff VanderMeer


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