Here are fifty time travel books published this past month that have come to our attention, although there are probably many more. Happy reading!

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The Trials and Tribulations of Lily McBride
Ava Armstrong, @MsAvaArmstrong
5/1/2017, Novella, Middle Grade, Paranormal Mystery

Lily McBride is a 6th-grader going into seventh. But during the summer, her dreams become an epicenter of paranormal intrigue. She lives in a small New England town, and at the age of 12 is beginning to enjoy some unsupervised freedom. Lily spends summer with her best friend, Bethany, the two are tighter than ticks. That’s what her father says. It just means they’re BFF’s.

When Lily buys an antique toy from Attic Treasures, strange things begin to happen. She’s afraid to tell anyone about the frightening dreams she’s having because they might think something’s wrong with her – or worse, people could possibly laugh. Thus, she records the incidents in her journal.

A fun read with an undercurrent of paranormal, mystery and time travel events, this book is suitable for pre-teen readers age 7 and above.

Cold Summer
Gwen Cole, @GwenCole_
5/2/2017, Young Adult, Fantasy

Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.

Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Is Kale’s death inevitable? Does this mean that, one of these days, when Kale travels to the past, he may not come back?

Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel (Dragons Love Tacos, Book 2)
Adam Rubin, @RubingoDaniel Salmieri @rubinsalmieri
5/2/2017, Children, Fantasy/Humor

The hilarious sequel to the smokin’ hot New York Times best seller, perfect for story time

News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time . . .

Gold Star (Gold Star, Book 1)
Ray Ouellette
5/2/2017, Science Fiction

When an attack during World War II claims the life of Sergeant Charles Belanger, he leaves behind a wife and a young son. Devastated by the loss of his father, Charles’ son, John Paul, becomes closed off and distant, and he withdraws from his family. In an effort to lift his grandson’s spirits, John Paul’s grandfather, “Nap,” comes up with a “plan.” He builds a mock-up time machine for his grandson, and makes a promise that together they’d work on this “time machine”, and research time travel, until they are able to go back and rescue John Paul’s father.

Nap, an electricity hobbyist, sees his white lie turn to reality when, during an experiment with electromagnets, a stray bolt of lightning causes a coffee cup to jump forward in time ten minutes. This discovery leads to a research grant from Nap’s friend—congressional candidate John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and, over the next fifteen years, Nap’s once far-fetched time travel idea blossoms into a program capable of sending a man backward or forward in time.

As the time travel project progresses, and John Paul grows up, the circumstances of his life and the lives of those around him change. He begins to wonder whether saving his father is really the right thing to do. Will he choose to go back and save him, or will he finally have to come to terms with and accept his father’s death?

Gold Star is a realistic look at how time travel development might actually occur. Set during the Forties through the Sixties, the novel deals with the repercussions of Nap’s time travel project, and how they affect not only the lives and relationships of those involved, but also the fate of the entire world.

Hunger in Her Bones (Sparkstone Saga, Book 3)
Clare C. Marshall, @ClareMarshall13
5/2/2017, Young Adult, Science Fiction/Fantasy

We burn bright in the twilight
And choose to be remembered

Just when Ingrid and her friends have their hands full investigating the whereabouts of the missing students at Sparkstone University, Sunni Harris’s mother shows up, demanding to know where her daughter is. Only Ingrid and her friends know Sunni’s true fate, but telling Mrs. Harris the truth could put everyone in danger.

Unfortunately that’s the least of their problems. An eager student with journalistic inclinations believes she’s found the scoop of a lifetime at Sparkstone. And the proprietor of the new local occult shop believes they’ve found a way to communicate with the dead. Oh, and that mysterious alien that only Ingrid can see? He relays chilling details about future happenings that Ingrid must now prevent.

All the while, the Collective are preparing to mount their most dangerous attack yet, with a weapon that cannot be controlled.

Playing with the forces of life and death never got anyone in trouble before. Things that are dead stay dead.

…right?

Not at Sparkstone they don’t.

The Jane Austen Project
Kathleen A. Flynn, @AustenProject
5/2/2017, Science Fiction/Historical Fantasy

Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel.

London, 1815: Two travelers—Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane—arrive in a field in rural England, disheveled and weighed down with hidden money. Turned away at a nearby inn, they are forced to travel by coach all night to London. They are not what they seem, but rather colleagues who have come back in time from a technologically advanced future, posing as wealthy West Indies planters—a doctor and his spinster sister. While Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team from the future to “go back,” their mission is by far the most audacious: meet, befriend, and steal from Jane Austen herself.

Carefully selected and rigorously trained by The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics, disaster-relief doctor Rachel and actor-turned-scholar Liam have little in common besides the extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in. Circumstances that call for Rachel to stifle her independent nature and let Liam take the lead as they infiltrate Austen’s circle via her favorite brother, Henry.

But diagnosing Jane’s fatal illness and obtaining an unpublished novel hinted at in her letters pose enough of a challenge without the continuous convolutions of living a lie. While her friendship with Jane deepens and her relationship with Liam grows complicated, Rachel fights to reconcile the woman she is with the proper lady nineteenth-century society expects her to be. As their portal to the future prepares to close, Rachel and Liam struggle with their directive to leave history intact and exactly as they found it…however heartbreaking that may prove.

Landlocked (Atlas Link Series, Book 2)
Jessica Gunn, @JessGunnAuthor
5/2/2017, New Adult, Science Fiction

When there are more traitors than allies, who do you trust?

Two years of failed leads have passed since SeaSatellite5 was taken by the Lemurians. When a botched mission to A.D. 3001 irrevocably changes their relationship, Chelsea leaves Trevor and TAO behind to determine if TruGates, a paramilitary group, knows more about the Atlantean-Lemurian war than they’re letting on.

If Chelsea and Trevor can’t get past the betrayals and heal their wounded hearts, not only will the fate of the station dangle on a precipice, but also every member of the crew they once risked everything to save.

Strange Times (Richard III in the 21st Century, Book 3)
Joan Szechtman, @joansz
5/2/2017, Science Fiction/Historical Fantasy

Haunted by the legend Lord Francis Lovell starved to death while trapped in an underground vault, Richard risks his future to save his dearest friend.

“The Cat, the Rat and Lovel our Dog “Doe rule all England under a Hog”—William Colyngbourne

The Rat, Richard Ratcliffe died, and the Cat, William Catesby was executed after Richard III, a Hog, lost his battle against Henry Tudor at Redemore in 1485. Francis Lovell, our dog, survived. Two years later, Lovell led the rebels at the Battle of Stoke Field, which they lost to King Henry VII.

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”—Murphy’s Law

While many of the rebels were killed in battle, or executed after they lost, Lovell’s fate is unknown. Richard is haunted by the possibility Lovell starved to death after being trapped in an underground vault. Richard uses the time machine to go to the vault. Then everything goes wrong.

The History Force
Andrew Szava-Kovats, @aszavakovats
5/4/2017, Science Fiction/Military

Since 1595, The History Force has been editing our history, from a station on the Moon. How did it get there? Who’s behind it? How have they changed Earth’s history? Come with us to find out. It’s the conspiracy theory to end all conspiracy theories. And yet, it makes sense.

 

Altering the Apocalypse: and Other Short Stories About Humans and Time Travel
Fred Phillips
5/6/2017, Short Story Collection, Science Fiction

Is time travel the holy grail for physicists, dreamers, and lost souls? Here are 17 stories about people who discovered time travel, whether they were looking for it or not. Most people still believe it’s science fiction, but science fiction has a history of becoming reality.

Here are 17 short time travel fiction stories that focus on the human side of time traveling. From a love for Jack Finney stories, both short and long, come these stories of time travelers and the mysteries of the time and space, told from a very human perspective.

Destiny of the Queen (The Brajj, Book 3)
Jacqueline Patricks, @jackiepatricks
5/6/2017, Science Fiction

Can a goddess find redemption?
Can a soldier find purpose?

When you think all is lost,
When you believe life is meaningless,
Sometimes your destiny is revealed.

If you’re willing to see the signs,
And brave enough to fight,
Sometimes you can change worlds.

Rejoin Cass, Jeamon, Lewis, and Ta’mat as they deal
with the ramifications of Ta’mat’s insanity and General
Neville’s betrayal. The few Brajj remaining with Cass and
Jeamon are now under Dr. Saniya’s control.

Meanwhile, a world away, Captain Lewis and Ta’mat
struggle with their strange bond inside his mind as they
unravel the mystery of their new circumstances. Where
did Ta’mat’s wormhole transport them? Why? Is there
some greater destiny unfolding? Where does freewill
end and destiny begin?

The Appointment
Mike Maggio
5/8/2017, Paranormal

When a terrifying gang goes on a rampage at a packed subway station, Professor Jeremy Withers is severely beaten and left for dead. When he regains consciousness, he continues his journey to campus, only to find his office empty: His life as an academic for 30 years has been completely erased.

A surprise visit from two mysterious inspectors complicates matters further. Do they want information about his attack? Who are they working for? Where can he locate them? Soon Jeremy finds himself lost in a world that seems uncanny and unforgiving, searching for answers from people he cannot find.

Girl in the Woods (The Coma Mysteries, Book 1)
Bambi Harris
5/8/2017, Science Fiction/Paranormal

It’s 1966 and Abbey Roads suddenly awakens in a mysterious old sanitarium in the meadows, Castlereagh. Having been in and out of a coma her whole life, she is relieved to find she has been taken in by an enigmatic doctor, Arthur, who is both intelligent and curious. Only two other patients are kept with her, a younger man, Nigel, and a strikingly handsome man with an intriguing past, Rupert Valentine.

The doctor wants to learn from their conditions and help them awaken more often, but also has more planned for her, her new friends suggesting that she is the key. Their small group shares a love of unsolved mysteries and discusses them often in the oversized, mostly empty historical building. During his research, the doctor has inadvertently discovered a way to communicate with them while they are unconscious.

Now Abbey and her stylish and endearing nurse friends, Felix and Clara, can meet the comatose men in an ethereal space in their minds. But more than that, the doctor has stumbled upon a way to solve those mysteries that they all find so intriguing, giving them a chance to witness what happened, by sending them into the past. A mysterious building, a secret room, a journey into the past, Girl in the Woods, will captivate you and hold you spellbound.

The Argus Deceit
Chuck Grossart, @ChuckGrossart
5/9/2017, Science Fiction

Brody Quail is a man without dreams…but he’s beginning to live a nightmare. He exists in four different lives, in four simultaneous identities: happy young boy, lovelorn teenager, damaged young man, and a pitiable middle-aged loner. He lives blissfully unaware of his divided nature until a series of increasingly surreal experiences shakes this already fragile equilibrium.

Time begins to stop and start for him alone. Intimations of a recurring event haunt his thoughts, and a silent, shadowy presence watches and stalks him. As the barriers between his realities begin to flicker and blur, Brody’s confusion and fear find sympathetic understanding in Constance Drake, whose own sense of reality seems to be fraying into terrifying incoherence.

Threatened by madness and oblivion, Brody and Constance embark on a desperate search for answers. The truth may set them free—or utterly destroy them.

The Evaran Origin (The Evaran Chronicles, Book 5)
Adair Hart, @Adair_Hart
5/9/2017, Science Fiction

Thoughts can take on physical form. Dr. Albert Snowden and his niece, Emily, never thought they would be able to travel through space and time. Or out of the timeline. Or out of the universe. Or even out of the plane that houses universes. Yet that is where they find themselves while exploring the origin of Evaran, the mysterious being who rescued them from an alien abduction six months ago.

Having to deal with the fact that they are part of a time loop that has not yet been fulfilled is one issue. Learning of another version of Evaran who needs their help in a parallel universe is an additional problem. Hampering their efforts along the way are the Time Wardens, a hideously intelligent race from the timeline void, who relentlessly hunt any time traveler. Evaran and crew, along with new allies, will try to help the other Evaran while dealing with the Time Wardens and other threats.

The Golden Rule (Time’s Fickle Glass, Book 2)
Tristan Stone
5/9/2017, Young Adult, Science Fiction

In the wake of the assault on the Historical Improvement Society in 2517, Jeremy and Immanuel are forced to work together to uncover the identity of the attackers, recruiting Chris and Araminta to recover artifacts from across the centuries to prevent any more deaths and to protect the timeline.

From 2016, to Elizabethan England, to the 26th Century, Chris and Araminta are determined to uncover the truth before it’s too late. But who is the Domino Killer? What do they want? And what, if anything, does Araminta’s father have to do with it all?

Good Men Do Nothing (Hypertemporal Security Agency, Book 3)
John F. Waterman
5/9/2017, Science Fiction

Kam Amadari now has a desk in charge of a Section of Agency Investigators, who chase criminals misusing hypertemporal travel all across the plenum, but despite the promotion his job has only gotten a lot harder. Someone has just assassinated one of his Least Favorite People, and the matter gets a lot more complicated from there.

Kam has to figure out who is kidnapping suspects and his supervisors alike, while he does his best to keep the perpetrators from finding out that he knows it’s all an inside job. The biggest threats to the Agency always seem to come from within. That’s also the hardest place from which to fight them, especially because it’s never possible to know whom to trust . . .

Hang Ten For Dear Life! (In Due Time, Book 6)
Nicholas O. Time
5/9/2017, Middle Grade, Fantasy/Humor

Kai travels back in time to Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century in this wacky sixth book in the In Due Time series.

When class clown, Kai Mori, gets an opportunity to travel back in time, he’s ready to make a big splash! He and his crush, Maria, dive straight into turn-of-the-century Hawaii to meet Kai’s great-great-aunt Akemi, his first relative to emigrate from Japan. But when bad guy, Tim Raveltere, follows them through time, it’s up to Kai to use his quick wit for more than just making Maria laugh.

Will Kai save the day or will his great plans bellyflop as badly as his comedy routines? Join Kai and Maria in the latest wacky time travel adventure from Sands Middle School!

Rose’s Honor
Charlene Reinbold
5/9/2017, Young Adult, Fantasy/Romance

When Rose Whittenhurst’s father loses his prestigious Wall St. position, he moves the family to a mountainous village where neither cell phone service nor cable TV exists. While her parents are embracing village life, Rose is secretly swept back into the 1880s when she dons a necklace of mourning beads found in the attic.

The Bradford sisters quietly encourage their young neighbor’s sudden interest in history and anxiously await the results of her repeated trips back in time. Rose carefully weaves her way through the web-like restrictions imposed on Victorian women and strives to solve a hundred and thirty-year old mystery when she experiences the hardship and heart-break of Victorian life.

Spinning Time
D.F. Jones, @Author_DFJones
5/9/2017, Paranormal Romance

Spinning Time rips Julia decades away from Phillip, but their love inextricably binds them together as they fight for a way to reunite.

1948
Southern debutante, Julia Boatwright has everything a twenty-one-year-old desires, a wealthy family, close friends, and Phillip, her handsome fiancé.

Until one day, Julia plunges into the deep pools of Burkett Falls trapped in a natural time portal that spins her seventy years into the future.

ATTRA (Alien Time Travel Research Agency) Commander Adams runs a secret agency controlling time events, and she wants Julia.

Julia holds the key that may break the time space barrier into the distant past shaping the future outcome for the inhabitants of Earth.

With the help of time tracker, Ruben Callaway, and his team, a window of time approaches which may allow Julia to spin through a loop of time between the parallel universes back home.

Will Julia find a way to Phillip before time runs out?

A Waltz in Time
Eva Harlowe, @bamgalace
5/10/2017, Historical Romance

Top Five Things Rae Sutherland Worries About:

1. Keeping her self-run business in the black
2. Problematic relationship with her mother
3. Lack of ability to tell people to “Take a hike”
4. Sad, pathetic love life
5. Finally meeting the Most Perfect Guy only to have the Most Awful Thing happen

Top Five Things Rachel Sutherland Worries About:

1. Impending marriage to the Earl of Mayne
2. Problematic relationship with her Mama
3. The grand, imposing Earl of Mayne himself
4. Fear of complete and utter failure
5. This blasted affliction that she just cannot shake off

When a cosmic hiccup joins the two women together, Rae Sutherland finds herself in 1840’s England. Armed with only her wits and knowledge gleaned from British period films, Rae must now find a way to live the rest of her life in a foreign place and a foreign time. It’s Victorian sensibilities versus L.A. sass! First order of business: Ensure that her secret identity is never found out. Second and third orders of business: Keep out of the way of that arrogant, domineering, sinfully sexy earl.

Retribution (Blaise Hall, Book 2)
D.S. Hodges, @dshodges1
5/10/2017, Science Fiction

Blaise Hall is in a state of shock. It has been a harrowing time for them after Clara’s suicide. Someone has to search through Clara’s notes and diaries and B.B. Jones is the only one who can do it. In them he finds she hypothesised on a method of traversing distance as well as time. Could it work? Within those pages, Jones also discovers a Norwegian scientist working on Barlow Bridge Generators.

Now they are in a hazardous race to extract him from Nazi-held Norway before he falls into German hands. But for once, time is on their side. In 1936 a unionist called John Milner was murdered. Who did it? Could it have been sanctioned and carried out by the Blackshirts, the British fascist party? They must go back and find out. It is dangerous, there is considerable unrest in England. This is the time of riots and street battles.

With a new member joining the team Blaise Hall is unsettled. Everybody is suspicious of this Jeremy Quimp who was foisted on them from ‘on high’. He is unctuous. They believe he has an ulterior motive and something to hide. Is it treason? Murder? They will find out and, if necessary, extract their own ‘retribution’.

Road to Yesterday
Greta Cribbs, @GretaCribbs
5/10/2017, Young Adult, Science Fiction/Coming of Age

Would you travel through time to save your brother’s life? How much would you be willing to sacrifice for the good of your family?

Two brothers fight for their lives in two hospitals, one in 2007 and the other in 2017. Meanwhile their younger sisters, Kim and Violet, find themselves traveling a road where time is no longer constant. The four of them are hurtling toward an unknown future, or an unknown past. Determined to save the lives of both their brothers, Kim and Violet seek the help of a mysterious man who seems to hold the key to everything. Can they find the answers they need before time runs out?

A Time For Everything (Time Series, Book 1)
Brona Mills, @BronaMills
5/11/2017, Young Adult, Science Fiction/Romance

Twenty-year-old Michael is visited by time-traveller Audrey, who has information that can improve his life. In this time-travel dilemma, relationship influences are the centre of Audrey’s conflict: what things in life should be left to fate? And if altered, could she destroy everything? Michael must make drastic changes in his career path, move country, take financial risks and push himself out of his comfort zones.

As he struggles to make the changes, he falls in unrequited love with his guardian angel — the perfect woman who returns from the future once a year to offer him friendship and guidance. But information comes at a price. Michael becomes aware of the deadly way Audrey was pushed back in time.

Does knowing the future mean fate can be changed? Does he love her enough to sacrifice the history created with Audrey in the time-travel loop? Will he risk the career he has built for his family’s financial security? Can he save Audrey’s life by preventing the event that caused her time-travel? Can he return her safely to her own time… to the arms of her waiting husband?

Could tampering with destiny lead to something else? What are the rules? What are the possibilities? What would you risk to save the woman you loved, if the stakes were literally everything?

The Unforgiving Minute
Paul Casselle, @paulcasselle
5/11/2017, Science Fiction/Thriller

Professor Edward Vivian Phillips, head of physics at Trinity College, Cambridge has just invented the unthinkable! But celebrations are cut short when he is arrested for the murder of his research fellow, Alan Newton. Phillips claims he didn’t do it. That he couldn’t have done it. Professor Phillips was using his new invention at the time of Newton’s murder. However, his claim means that he is either innocent or a madman!

Book of the Dead
Dora Benley, @suspensegal
5/12/2017, Young Adult, Historical Fantasy

As soon as the King family settles in their new house in Cairo things begin to change rapidly.

On Leona’s birthday her stepdaughter gives her an ancient scroll full of hieroglyphics. Her husband tells Leona it is a Book of the Dead, an ancient Egyptian text full of spells and magic chants to help the newly dead person gain admission into the afterlife, the Land of the Setting Sun. The scroll is to help him avoid getting eaten by the Devourer after his heart is weighed on the scales of truth against a feather and found wanting.

Leona has no idea where Margaret got such a scroll. She remembers seeing her in the souk, taking something from a woman covered with dark veils from head to foot with only a claw-like hand protruding.

From that moment on Leona’s once perfect world closes in on her. She finds herself kidnapped, locked in a tomb, nearly driven mad, and tormented by an Egyptian spirit who has somehow been loosed on her. She must fight for her very life in this supernatural novel about Egyptian archaeology in the 1920’s.

The Department of Corrections (Timescape, Book 1)
R.L. Ostrander, @R_L_Ostrander
5/12/2017, Historical Thriller

What if you could go back in time and fix your past? What if doing so destroyed your future? Allison Capshaw is about to find out.
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In 1981, at the age of five, Allison was nearly killed in John Hinckley’s attack on President Reagan. In the twenty two years that followed she has done nothing but try to solve the mystery behind the man that saved her. But despite all that time, she was not prepared for what she found; a hidden organization devoted to fix past events. This group of time travelers, calling themselves the Department of Corrections, finds and corrects tragic events that have occurred throughout history. When Allison demands to participate in their next mission, she hopes for a grand adventure that will shape her future to come. What she finds instead, is a ruthless adversary determined to cut it short. Trapped in 1993, she must overcome the men that hunt her, as well as her feelings towards her sole companion, the very man who saved her life over twenty years before.
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THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS is a fast paced, mind-bending mix of time travel and pure adrenaline, set in a world where each revision of the past creates a more dangerous future. A world where your life might be the next thing that gets… corrected.

Full Circle (Time Will Tell, Book 5)
Eddie Upnick, @EddieUpnick
5/12/2017, Science Fiction

Full Circle brings together many of the characters in Eddie Upnick’s four previous books in a reunion on New Earth, the planet to which many humans have moved after a cataclysm on their home world. Interstellar- and time-travel bring the protagonists together for a brief vacation before the action really starts.

Once again, Vito (and his team) is called upon to perform heroic deeds, the results of which will have consequences for humans and aliens, alike, throughout the galaxy. Supernatural powers will be required to combat the forces of evil. The key to the outcome of this clash is a simple password. Who knows it and who will be able to learn it?

Through the mechanics of time-travel, we also learn how the evils of World War II were not strictly terrestrial. And with that battle approaching its conclusion, threats for the future loom. Will Vito, Jeff, Louise, and Clem be able to preserve the timeline and its unfolding as we know it? Or will events take a drastically different turn, creating an unrecognizable and deadly future?

The Irrelevant War: The 2016 Sonnets
Matthew Weigel
5/13/2017, Epic Poetry, Science Fiction

The story of The Irrelevant War: the war between the time travelers. Introduced as sonnets discovered 2016.

 

 

Time Drunk: Part 3
Dan Bingham
5/14/2017, Science Fiction

T.D travels through time by drinking lots of alcohol, blacking out and waking up in a new era. While at first this was sort of interesting it has worn a bit thin after 2000 years. Unfortunately he’s an alcoholic and that sort of make things a bit difficult. Due to some other rather unique circumstances he’s about to start a whole new leg of his adventure that promises to just be a huge hassle that he’d rather not deal with.

Join T.D as he is forced to team up with the most notorious serial killer in American history, an ancient pharaoh, and some other less famous people in an epic journey through time and space. Watch as they battle giant jive talking ducks, a racist beast, an evil reawakened demon billionaire, some other stuff and various assorted jackasses. Be engrossed as our hero attempts to avoid his duties, repress his emotions and dodge taking responsibility for any of his actions.

Missing Gems of the Taj Mahal
Lyndon C. (author) @lycerejo, Ananya Chopra (illustrator)
5/15/2017, Children, Historical Fiction/Mystery

Sid Cooper, a fifth grade history buff, gets the chance of a lifetime to visit the Taj Mahal in the enchanted land of India. After a setback and a change in plans, Sid and his friend Raj are magically transported… 350 years into the past, to when the monument was still being built.

Things get crazier when they encounter Emperor Shah Jahan, who is furious because precious gems crucial to the completion of the Taj Mahal are missing. The excitement of actually becoming a part of history fuels their sense of adventure and they decide to find the gem thief, but there’s just one problem. Even if Sid and Raj find the missing gems needed to complete the Taj, how will they get back to the present?

In Missing Gems of the Taj Mahal, author Lyndon Cerejo transports young readers on a magical journey. The sights and sounds of ancient India come alive in a beautiful tapestry that both educates and entertains. They can follow along as Sid and Raj try to save history – and themselves – while learning all about the history of the Taj Mahal, as well as the efforts to preserve this wonder of the modern world.

Aside from fascinating recent pictures, Sid’s journey comes to life with beautiful illustrations by fifth grader Ananya Chopra. She’s a lot like Sid – friendly, adventurous, and unwilling to let anything stop her from pursuing her dreams.

Your young reader will feel the same way after reading this book. And as the first book in the Mysteries in History series, they can learn about the Taj Mahal and one of the oldest civilizations on Earth before taking a journey across the globe in future books. So let your child open their minds and their hearts to this exciting tale… as a magical land of adventure awaits.

Shakespeare’s Liliana Mink
Jennifer Skutelsky, @JSkutelsky
5/15/2017, Fantasy

When Liliana Mink is promoted from the Ballet San Francisco school to the company and given the unprecedented honor of a principal role, her career seems assured. But Director Grigor Vinogradov’s expectations wear her down. The role is demanding, and Vino issues a warning: she’s to step up her game, or forfeit the opportunity.

Lily is about to give up on her dream when she meets a man and his dog on the street. The dog, an English Mastiff, is William Shakespeare, in search of a new collaborator to help him save some of the characters he killed off in his plays.

As Lily pages through an old book, she slips through time, taking her ballet master, the dog, and a dangerous enemy with her. This is not a world of only Shakespeare’s making; it’s now Lily’s too, a world of fairy tale nightmares and strange creatures. The last thing she needs is to fall in love, but that’s not up to her.

As Lily and a motley group of allies find themselves locked up in the Dungeon of the Dark Ages, she must draw on years of discipline and perseverance to discover the fierce, resilient power that will save them all.

The Time of Humanity (The Course of Time, Book 2)
Marius A. Smith, @nerdmarius
5/15/2017, Science Fiction/Paranormal

William and Luke continue their investigation into who was really behind the events that led to William’s exile, and become ever more convinced that the person in question is from the future. But before they can discover anything further, unknown alien entities start swarming the time stations, killing anyone in their path.

When the entities are also found to have consumed all life on Earth in the past, William and Luke take the time ship Dynasty and its crew back to 1909 to try to prevent this invasion of Earth from ever taking place, though they only have a narrow window of opportunity to do so. They discover that the being from the future that they’ve been trying to find is responsible, and is willing to go to any lengths, including genocide, to prevent Temporal Security or anyone else from getting in their way.

It quickly becomes evident that the perpetrator has much more significant plans than merely using time travel for smuggling when an invasion fleet of heavily armed starships approaches Earth in 2509. All of humanity is overshadowed by this threat, including the colonies in other sectors of space.

With the survival of humanity resting on their shoulders, William and Luke must find a way to fight this enemy who has more advanced time travel technology than even Temporal Security. And there’s also the question of the admiral’s wife, Larissa, who seems to know more about what’s going on than she’s willing to say.

Druid’s Portal: The First Journey
Cindy Tomamichel, @CindyTomamichel
5/17/2017, Historical Romance

A portal closed for 2,000 years.

An ancient religion twisted by modern greed.

A love that crosses the centuries.

An ancient druid pendant shows archaeologist Janet visions of Roman soldier Trajan. The visions are of danger, death, and love—but are they a promise or a curse?

Her fiancé Daman abandons her before the wedding, her beloved museum is ransacked, and a robed man vanishes before her eyes. Haunted by visions of a time she knows long gone, Janet teeters on the edge of a breakdown.

In the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall and 2,000 years back in time, Janet’s past and present collide. Daman has vowed to drive the invaders from the shores of Britain and march his barbarian hordes to Rome. Trajan swears vengeance against the man who threatens both his loves—Janet and the Empire.

Time is running out—for everyone.

Time Jump Coins
Susan Olson, @carrboroblogger
5/17/2017, Chapter Book, Middle Grade, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Imagine if you could time travel to the past just by rubbing the date on a penny!

Ten year olds Joey (Johanna) and Eli can time travel to any year between 1859 and 1909, simply by rubbing a coin from a set of Indian Head pennies! Old Philadelphia can be a lot of fun. They see the first phone and climb up the arm of the Statue of Liberty at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. They get to go on a sleigh ride through a Wissahickon winter wonderland.

In between trips, Hal, proprietor of Hal’s Coins and Collectibles, teaches them tons of interesting facts about coins. However, their adventures take a serious turn when they wind up in a textile mill in Manayunk. They are shocked by the working conditions in the mill. They get mistaken for workers and are forced to work. They’ll be lucky if they don’t fall into the dangerous gears of the machines!

Joey wants a friend more than anything. The fact that Eli is a super-smart history whiz should make him the ideal time travel partner. But Joey has a bad temper, and Eli has Aspergers Syndrome. Will their quirks drive them apart, or worse, get them stranded in the past forever?

Creaton Pi
C.A. Pressnitz
5/18/2017, Young Adult, Science Fiction

When we are ready a change will come. For some, such a change will lead them down an unexpected path. But the path outward is often a reflection of the internal path we all walk. This story is a call to all people who have ever questioned the bounds of reality. Join Una as she walks the path exploring what is real, the nature of reality, and the nature of our true selves.

Set in a not too distant time, this story traverses our solar system, the Universe, and the hidden spaces within us. Una is a young scientist with an eager spirit ready to engage and learn about the changes around her. When the appearance of a new compound is discovered on Jupiter’s moon, and an empty strange spaceship is found not far away, the lives of everyone are changed and an era of space travel is ushered in.

Ever After (Unfinished Fairy Tales, Book 3)
Aya Ling, @ayalingling
5/20/2017, Young Adult, Fantasy/Romance

Kat has survived. She returns to Athelia as herself, Katherine Wilson. Edward, elated at learning she is alive, vows to bring her back to the palace. The obstacles, however, seem impossible to overcome. Marriage between a royal and a commoner is not recognized, not to mention that he is already legally bound to Katriona Bradshaw, who will do anything to keep her position as princess.

And there’s even more to worry about. Due to an uncommonly harsh winter, the people of Athelia have been suffering from inflated food prices, and are getting irritated at supporting the small, elite group of aristocrats. An uprising in a neighboring country only adds fuel to the fire.

Can Kat and Edward finally get a happily-ever-after?

Maelstrom (Colliding Worlds Series)
Peter Cawdron, @PeterCawdron
5/20/2017, Novella Collection, Science Fiction

Tunguska, Roswell, the Bermuda Triangle, the Mary Celeste… For hundreds of years, the danger posed by colliding worlds has been ignored as a crackpot theory, until now, and now it’s too late.

Maelstrom contains three novellas set in the Colliding Worlds universe (Collision, Impact and the conclusion, Maelstrom). Collision was commissioned by Vanquish Motion Pictures for possible development in film or on television.

Nowhere Man: Transporter
Laura Jean Lysander, @ljphoenix88
5/21/2017, Young Adult, Science Fiction

A Sci- Fi Action adventure sprinkled with the legendary Music of The Beatles

Meet quirky Kalantha Kirby, humble Central Park worker- so busy helping others and engrossed with her sci-fi hobbies and Beatles music and not really realizing what was about to happen to her –

Absolutely everyone in the Diner backed off and away from them, cramming into the farthest corner from where they were standing, from this person she couldn’t see, Kalantha, and Ringo. The person, Olin Cian, started to quickly drag Kalantha out of the diner, Ringo following.

It was a rather hysterical sight: it looked like some funny comedy slapstick routine, as he was moving so fast she was almost stumbling with those flip-flops she had on. They were now in the middle of the decrepit street. Kalantha was warily resisting, scared out of her mind at what was going on…

There Was An Extinction-Level Event In 2012: And We All Now Live In A Simulation
Sam Wilson
5/21/2017, Science Fiction

Five years after all life on Earth was wiped out, a small team of scientists and technicians race to save the simulation that hosts the remnants of the human experience. When a new recruit is torn from his life to aid in the struggle against doom, no one could have predicted the consequences.

Forever and Beyond (Highland Hearts Afire, Book 2)
B.J. Scott, @BJScott3
5/23/2017, Historical Romance

Katherine MacDonald trades her luxury Manhattan apartment, high paying job, and abusive fiancé for what she believes is a rundown estate, deep in the Scottish Highlands, unaware that her future, and perhaps her very life, depends on secrets deeply rooted in the past.

When she discovers a ring with a sentimental inscription and a journal written by one of her ancestors within the ancient croft, she suddenly finds herself in fourteenth century Scotland where she comes face to face with Ayden MacAndrews, a braw Highlander who has haunted her dreams since she was a child.

Will Katherine and Ayden be able to right an ancient wrong? Will their love stand the test of time?

Frozen Summer
Oktay Ege Kozak, @egekozak
5/23/2017, Screenplay, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Max is a 13-year-old math whiz who spends his free time working on equations, scientific experiments, and designing a secret project of his own. When his genius earns him early entry into a prestigious college, his mother fears that childhood is passing him by.

Afraid he will become even more anti-social, Max’s mother rents a lake house and takes the family on a summer vacation. While Max does make some friends his own age at the lake, he also befriends Sandy, a mysterious burned-out middle-aged scientist who takes a great interest in Max.

While Max’s mother is concerned about Sandy’s intentions, the seemingly clairvoyant scientist helps Max with some math equations and problems, including the big question: how does he befriend Amanda, a girl at the lake that he has a crush on?

The Last Time Tunnel (The Tunnels, Book 4)
Terry M. Mason
5/23/2017, Science Fiction

A rogue alien has other plans for Earth and is using the Time Tunnel to hide. Steve must find him and stop him before he completes what he has come here to do. Steve goes back to the 1880 and then to 1956 as he chases someone that will do everything in his power to keep Earth for his own purposes.

 

Into the Storm (The Thunderbird Chronicles, Book 2)
Amy Quick Parrish, @amyquickparrish
5/25/2017, Young Adult, Fantasy

Until she learns to control her formidable new abilities, teenager Janey Santiago is in danger. As she discovers a long-hidden family secret and unravels her boyfriend Augusto’s disturbing past, she begins to suspect a horrible truth—that the two of them may have inadvertently caused her father’s death. Now Janey must make a decision that will cause her to lose someone she loves forever. What will she do?

Stasis
Alex Drevessa
5/25/2017, Science Fiction

Stranded in Regency England with nothing but my apartment key, my watch, and a Taser. If only I hadn’t gone to that party. I met a cute guy in a back room, and he actually talked to me. We discussed Zheng He, Plutarch’s Lives, and Einstein’s “little book.”

But just when I started hoping he’d ask me out, he offered me a summer job. I should’ve been suspicious Monday morning when the office door clanged shut behind me, locking me in a cylindrical metal room with a bunch of suited men and one grinning cowboy. I knew they were insane when the cute guy handed me a Taser and an embroidered handkerchief and told me my trial run would take place two hundred years in the past. I tried to leave, but the cute guy smiled, opened the door, and shoved me through an ellipse of blinding light.

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship
Phillip Pullman (author) @PhillipPullman, Fred Fordham (illustrator)
5/25/2017, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Fantasy/Adventure

Trapped in the mists of time by a terrible research experiment gone wrong, John Blake and his mysterious ship are doomed to sail between the centuries, searching for a way home. In the ocean of the modern day, John rescues a shipwrecked young girl his own age, Serena, and promises to help.

But returning Serena to her own time means traveling to the one place where the ship is in most danger of destruction. The all-powerful Dahlberg Corporation has an ambitious leader with plans far greater and more terrible than anyone has realized, and he is hot on their trail. For only John, Serena, and the crew know Dahlberg’s true intentions, and only they have the power to stop him from bending the world to his will . . .

Time Travel at the Movies
Isaac M. Steinholz
5/27/2017, 58 pages, Non-Fiction

Time Travel At The Movies lays bare the confusing timelines at play in 12 Monkeys, Back To The Future and Terminator movies.

For the first time you will understand just how many timelines operate throughout the entire set of five Terminator movies, or be dazzled by startling time travel facts about Back To The Future. Did you realize, for example, that on November 5, 1955 there were four versions of the same DeLorean in Hill Valley concurrently (one buried in the Delgado mine, one belonging to Marty from the first film, one taken by Biff to give his younger self the almanac, and the one driven by the Doc so that Marty can destroy the almanac).

I’m sure you would be interested to learn whether Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys uses multiple timelines or just a single timeline theory. Great sci-fi movies often play with the chronology of events, or have conflicting timelines that keep minds occupied for days, months or even years. These films subvert a linear chronological framework and require great explanations from great men. I’ve plotted every significant event in each film of Back To The Future, 12 Monkeys and Terminator and placed them within their timelines in the correct places. I’ve even plotted timelines that must have happened but were never shown.

Schrodinger’s Gat
Robert Kroese, @robkroese
5/30/2017, Hard Science Fiction

Schrodinger’s Gat is a quantum physics noir thriller.

Paul Bayes has begun to feel like all of his actions are dictated by forces beyond his control. But when his suicide attempt is foiled by a mysterious young woman named Tali, Paul begins to wonder if the future is really as bleak as it seems. Tali possesses a strange power: the ability to predict tragedies and prevent them from happening.

The possibility of breaking free from the grip of fate gives Paul hope. But when Tali disappears, Paul begins to realize that altering the future isn’t as easy as it seems: you can fight the future, but the future fights back.

Tenuous (The Astralis Series, Book 2)
K.J. McPike, @kj_mcpike
5/30/2017, Young Adult, Fantasy/Paranormal

After the tumultuous months following her sixteenth birthday, Lali Yavari just wants life to go back to the way it was before—before her mother left, before she discovered she could astral project, and most of all, before she met Kai. But the boy she would prefer to avoid pops up in her life again, and this time it’s a matter of life and death. When the unthinkable happens, Lali is determined to use her brothers’ time traveling abilities to make things right. Unfortunately, no one warned her that trying to change the past could result in getting stuck there…

Return to the captivating, unpredictable world of the Astralis series in this breathtaking follow-up to the award-winning XODUS.

Time Shifters
Chris Grine, @chrisgrine
5/30/2017, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Science Fiction

When Luke investigates an eerie blue glow in the woods behind his house, he doesn’t know what he’ll find there. But a scientist, a robot Abraham Lincoln riding a friendly dinosaur, and a sassy ghost were the last things he could have imagined stumbling upon.

Now as Luke and his new companions are pursued by a bickering trio of bumbling henchmen after the strange device locked to his arm, he’s forced on a crazy, headlong adventure in a parallel dimension! Will he find his courage in time to save the day and get home or will he be trapped in a weird alternate reality forever?

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Helping to promote time travel fiction and the people who make it happen is central to our mission at the Time Travel Nexus. Our team doesn’t have the personal bandwidth to review all of the time travel books that come out each month, but we try to do our part to let our readers know about those that we discover. Have we missed any May releases (maybe yours)? Know of a book release in the coming months that we should have on our radar? Send us an email at suggestions@timetravelnexus.com with suggestions and corrections. Also, be sure to take a look at two of our lists – Books and Short Stories for Adult Audiences and Books for Young Adult, Middle Grade and Children’s Audiences. We’re always happy to receive suggestions for those too!

And in case you missed our book release news from the last few months…
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     New Time Travel Books – February 2017
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Craig Richardson
Craig is the founder and creator of TimeTravelNexus.com. He first stumbled upon a time machine in Boys Life magazine in the early 1970's, and many time trips later, he has lost track of his original timeline. He spends his days with his wife and young son in the timeline he now considers "home". A chance encounter with a future self alerted him to one possible future in which he becomes a published novelist, although whether or not that is a future of his current timeline remains to be seen.
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