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Recent Time Travel References

At the Worldcon 2018 I had a very interesting conversation with Rafaela Yilun Fan, who is pursuing a Ph. D in Time Travel! She asked me for a list of my own favorite references on time travel. I have my list from 2011 of course. But time travel waits for no traveler, and the list of interesting works has only gotten longer. Herewith a few of my favorites from the last few years:

Alan Burdock. Why Time Flies: A mostly scientific investigation. 2017. physics, psychology, et cetera of time.

Craig Callender. What makes time special? 2017. Unusually deep examination of what we mean by time.

Allen Everett and Thomas Roman. Time travel and warp drives: A scientific guide to shortcuts through time and space. 2012. Title says it all.

Matthew Jones and Joan Ormrod. Time Travel in Popular Media: Essays on Film, Television, Literature, and Video Games. 2015. Interesting collection of essays. Has a section on Asian Time Travel Films & Television Series.

Paul J. Nahin. Time Travel Tales: The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel. 2017. Usual first rate work by Nahin.

Fraser A. Sherman. Now and Then We Time Travel. 2017. Very good coverage of film & television. Recommends Aetherco, Epguides, and Wikipedia. All good sources as well.

Ryan Wasserman. Paradoxes of Time Travel. 2018. Good review of various paradoxes from a philosophical point of view.

David Wittenberg. Time travel: the popular philosophy of narrative. 2013. My favorite as an explanation of what the function of time travel is, from a narrative point of view. Why do authors use time travel?

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