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The Time Travel Chronicles (Future Chronicles Book 7) Kindle Edition
In this latest title in the acclaimed 'Future Chronicles' series of speculative fiction anthologies, fourteen authors confront the question of time travel and its consequences, exploring a landscape where past, present and future all become imaginable destinations.
"The Time Travel Chronicles" features stories by science fiction grandmaster Robert J. Sawyer (Calculating God), Amazon bestselling author Rysa Walker (the Chronos series), Best American Science Fiction notable Samuel Peralta (Faith), plus eleven more of today's top authors in speculative and science fiction.
"The best place to discover new SF authors, I think, is any of the anthologies coming from Samuel Peralta"
-- Hugh Howey, NY Times bestselling author of Wool
"A powerful new voice in speculative fiction"
-- Nick Webb, USA Today bestselling author of the Legacy Fleet trilogy
About the Author
Its unique take on major science fiction and fantasy themes - A.I., time travel, dragons, robots, aliens, zombies, immortality, galactic battles, cyborgs, doomsday - has made it one of the most acclaimed anthology series of the digital era.
- ASIN : B016XIY2EC
- Publisher : Windrift Books; 1st edition (November 2, 2015)
- Publication date : November 2, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2955 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 385 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #507,604 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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We all have them. Ultimately we have to find a way to deal with our regrets and we all have our own particular methods to accept or reject what we could have done differently in our lives. To this day, I still look back on moments in my life and ask, “what if I hadn’t done that?” or “what if I had done the other thing?”
When I read time travel stories, I can’t help but think that many of them also have a firm basis in the pool of regrets. The idea that we can somehow go back and alter our past, to change the part of ourselves that we find the most offensive -- the most unlike ourselves.
When I read the latest of Samuel Peralta’s Future Chronicles series -- The Time Travel Chronicles -- I found myself reliving parts of my own past. In a way, this book acted as a vehicle to my own regrets and made me reevaluate my own life.
Each of the stories was engaging and intriguing, but a few in particular made me really appreciate this collection.
First off, the anthology starts off with a bang with the excellent Extent by Anthony Vicino. In Vicino’s creation, the past can be altered -- as long as you don’t go back any farther than 32 seconds. Those who can use time as a tool have different and varied abilities to travel through and use time. Vicino uses those various abilities to enrich his characters and make a strong story through alternating time viewpoints where we can piece together the truth by the time the climax comes.
I have been a fan of Stefan Bolz for a long time, so it would be easy for me to rave about his story, but to be honest, I really appreciated his story The Traveler. When we get time travel stories, we don’t often see the work that goes into the journey through time. Our heroine has to work for her payoff and we as the audience see the pain and growth through her eyes by the time she completes (or even begins) her journey.
Daniel Arthur Smith’s Diatomic Quantum Flop is a trippy dippy tumble through time. It’s a take on time travel that puts us in the shoes of someone, no one, and everyone all at the same time. In Doctor Who, time is referred to as a big ball of wibbly-wobbly...timey-wimey... stuff. Take that and a healthy dose of psychotropic drugs and you have Smith’s story. Great stuff...I think.
But I would say that probably the story that really stuck with me was Eric Wecks’ Eighty-Three. Wow. The idea that time travel exists but that you inhabit your future or past self for a limited amount of time is genius. What he does with that idea is even better. Our hero, Noah, isn’t always a great guy, but by the end of the story, I was rooting for him and cheered at times. Cheered. Out loud. I was truly happy for the great things that happened and for the route the story took. I couldn’t help loving this story and the way he took the simple bits of unknown life and made them known, but unpredictable at the same time.
Once again, Peralta has put together a killer collection. I love each and every Future Chronicles anthology and eagerly await the release of the new books each month or so. I was given an advanced reader copy for an honest review, but as you can tell, the review was well-earned. I found all the stories to be well-worth the early purchase price, and definitely will stand the test of time as well.
"Gambit" is part of a bigger series and doesn't really feel like a proper short story on its own, though it's still an interesting read. "Shades" is like a pilot episode, like a set up for a big story arc. I love its premise and hope Lucas Bale expands on it.
Anyway, I highly recommend this. Now I'm working my way through The Future Chronicles - Special Edition
In diving into The Time Travel Chronicles, I dive into a long tradition of Science Fiction / Alternate History stories on time travel. I’ve only started into the book with Gambit and Hereafter. This is a great anthology of a different perspectives, temperaments, and storylines all examining time travel. The first I read (second in the book) is from the perspective of a historian (how cool would it be to do first-hand research; not just original sources depicting the even, but the even itself.) and the other is from a scientist. Both have the descriptive detail and moving narrative arc of a storyteller.
While I’ve yet to read the rest of the anthology, and I will be updating this post as I do, these two stories are indicative of how differently a theme can be handled. Different isn’t bad. I love the diverse, but good perspectives both elicit. I anticipate the remaining stories to be equally diverse and well done.
Kudos to Crystal Watanabe for editing such a great anthology and all the authors for bringing their inner worlds to life for us on such a fun and provocative topic.
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This particular volume contains even a big name in SciFi: Robert J Sawyer
I loved most of the stories, but every one was worth reading.
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Then came the wonderful Future Chronicles, a series of themed anthologies of which this, The Time Travel Chronicles, is the tenth and quite possibly the best edition yet. Thirteen authors have each contributed a story which looks to their own personal take on time, all very different, all good and several as satisfying as a full novel.
Thanks are due to Mr. Peralta for his excellent selections. This book is a wonderful way to make the acquaintance of authors new to the reader, to rediscover old friends and, generally, to enjoy a jolly good read. Highly recommended.